On Monday, December 7, the New Jersey Assembly passed two bills that will impact
Assembly Bill 4304 and S3068 would clarify the original language of the "one-gun-a-month" law 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.” A4304 and S3068 would exempt purchases by licensed dealers from firearm distributors or manufacturers from the law prohibiting the purchase of more than one handgun in a 30-day period. Assembly Bill 4301/S3076, simply put, 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.
Proponents of S3104 claim that it would address the problems with
The notion that honest persons, thoroughly investigated by the state, should have to beg further permission and show why it is not “feasible or practical” to ration their Constitutional rights is offensive and insulting, and represents another promise broken by the politicians involved in the Firearms Task Force.S3104 now heads to the full Senate for a vote which is expected to take place on Thursday. It is important that you contact your State Senator and respectfully urge them to remove the language forcing law-abiding citizens who have cleared a background check to justify their multiple purchases. Contact information can be found below.
A4304/S3068 and A4301/S3076 will now go before the full Senate this Thursday. Please contact your State Senator and respectfully urge them to pass A4304/S3068. Contact information for your State Senator can be found here.