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Attention New Jersey Gun Owners: .50 Caliber Ban Pending Full Assembly Vote

Friday, June 13, 2008

Please Voice Your Opposition to A2116!

On Thursday, June 12, the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee passed A2116.  The bill now moves to the full Assembly for a vote anytime before Tuesday, July 1.

A2116 seeks to ban the most widely used and popular hunting firearms in New Jersey.  As passed, the legislation would ban virtually all firearms over .50 caliber and classify them as destructive devices. A2116 bans many popular hunting guns, historical American firearms, and large bore target firearms, based on alleged public safety concerns. The legislation makes the fundamental mistake of banning guns based on the size of the barrel rather than punishing criminal behavior.

Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-22), Deputy Speaker, is a candidate for the United States Congress in Congressional District 7, and she needs to hear from law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen.  She is well within her power as Deputy Speaker to decide the outcome of A2116. 

Please contact Assemblywoman Stender TODAY and respectfully urge her to keep this bill from becoming law and to oppose any effort to demonize law-abiding owners of .50 caliber hunting and target firearms.  Assemblywoman Stender can be reached by phone at (908) 668-1900, by fax at (908) 668-9962, or email aswstender@njleg.org

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