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New Jersey: Two Gun Bills Move Out of Committee!

Friday, December 4, 2009

On December 3rd the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee heard A4308, A4304, and A4301. Thanks to your calls the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee decided to hold A4308 until bill language can be agreed upon.

The Committee also voted unanimously to approve A4304, clarifying the original language by exempting the “transfer of handguns among licensed retail dealers, registered wholesale dealers and registered manufacturers; or transfers of handguns from any person to a licensed retail dealer or a registered wholesale dealer or registered manufacturer.” As it stands now, the current law exempts sales between licensed gun dealers but not purchases by licensed dealers from firearm distributors or manufacturers which under New Jersey law are classified differently.  A4304 will now move to the full Assembly and is scheduled for a vote on Monday, December 7th.  It is important that you contact your legislator and respectfully urge them to support A4304.

The Committee also voted unanimously for A4301 to keep the adjuster as a party to the expungement process. A4301 is an attempt by New Jersey to comply with the grant eligibility requirements set forth in the NICS Improvement Act, passed by Congress in 2007.  A4301 also moves to the full Assembly for future consideration. Thank you to all of those who contacted their legislators.

Once again thank you to all of those who called and please contact your legislators and urge them to vote in favor of A4304. Click here to contact your lawmakers.
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