Update on Pending “One-Gun-A-Month” Bill in New Jersey!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
In a surprise move last night, the New Jersey State Senate declined to take up scheduled action on S1774, so-called "one-gun-a-month" legislation.
After months of high profile lobbying by anti-gun organizations and bill proponents, and on the heels of last Monday's victory by anti-gunners in the Senate Committee on Law and Public Safety, S1774 was abruptly pulled.
While this legislation will remain in a position to be posted for a vote by the full Senate for the rest of the 13 months remaining in the term, this development can only indicate a softening of support for this dangerous bill.Overwhelming effort on the part of the grassroots networks of a variety of gun rights groups in New Jersey must be credited with this apparent reversal of fortune for the anti-gun crowd.
This bill will remain alive for all of 2009 and must remain at the top of the agenda for all New Jersey gun owners. Please continue to stay in touch with your legislators about the dangers of this legislation and watch closely for any developments.Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for any updates.You can find contact information for your State Legislators by clicking here.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.