On Thursday, December 10, the New Jersey Senate passed three bills of interest to
Since the introduction of “one-gun-a-month” legislation, we have argued that the bill was poorly drafted, ill conceived and relied upon the false premise that law-abiding
S3068/A4304 passed 39 to 0 in the Senate and will 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 approved 36 to 0, is a good faith attempt by New Jersey to comply with the grant eligibility requirements set forth in the NICS Improvement Act, passed by Congress in 2007.
S3104, passed 38 to 0, now moves over to the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee in January. Proponents claim that that this measure will 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 Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee in January. It is important that you contact your Assemblymember 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.