Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

New Jersey: Anti-Gun Bill Package Moving In Trenton

Friday, May 3, 2013

Bills to Be Heard In the Senate Budget Committee Next Week

The Statehouse in Trenton was bustling this week with gun owners who turned out to oppose yet another round of gun control during a two-day hearing.  On Tuesday and Thursday, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee heard testimony on the firearm bills previously reported here.  The NRA-ILA New Jersey lobbyist began the testimony that included a long list of opponents and stretched over two days.  He started off the packed hearing by arguing that New Jersey’s laws are already the second toughest in the country and this latest package of bills would do nothing to address violent crime in the state.  This committee passed several of the measures and they will be heard in the New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee next Thursday, May 9 as that committee considers multiple pieces of anti-gun legislation.  

It is critical that you contact state Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3) and your state Senator IMMEDIATELY.  Respectfully urge them to oppose any anti-gun legislation that only punishes law-abiding gun owners and ask them to instead support real solutions to violent crime and mental health issues.

Although several bills passed in committee this week, a couple of the more far-reaching bills have been referred to the Senate Budget Committee for a hearing on May 9.  It is important that you call and e-mail your state Senator, and ask them to oppose the following two bills:

Senate Bill 2178/Assembly Bill 3659 – Sponsored by state Senators Raymond Lesniak (D-20) and Barbara Buono (D-18), SB 2178 revises the definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of .50 caliber or greater.

Senate Bill 2723 – Sponsored by state Senate president Stephen Sweeney (D-3) and Senators Donald Norcross (D-5) and Loretta Weinberg (D-37), SB 2723 revises statutes concerning firearms purchaser identification cards and handgun purchase permits; makes handgun purchase permit valid for four years.

Some  pro-gun bills are also pending before the state Senate, so also request that your state Senator support these important measures:

Senate Bill 2552– Sponsored by state Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1), SB 2552 protects individual gun owner information from public disclosure.

Senate Bill 2721 - Also sponsored by Senator Van Drew, SB 2721 clarifies definition of reasonably necessary deviation when legally transporting firearms in a motor vehicle.

Senate Bill 2735 – Also sponsored by Senator Van Drew, SB 2735 excludes .22 caliber tubular magazines from “large capacity ammunition magazine” definition.  New Jersey is the only state in the nation to ban this commonly owned “Boy Scout” gun such as the Marlin Model 60.

There are many gun bills now before the state Legislature.  Please remember that the committee agenda can change and bill language can be amended.  We will continue to update our members as we work to defeat anti-Second Amendment legislation and advocate for bills which protect gun owners.

It is important that you contact your state legislators and respectfully urge them to oppose more gun control laws which only further punish New Jersey gun owners.  New Jersey has some of the toughest firearm laws on the books and state legislators are now attempting to make it even harder for law-abiding citizens to express a constitutionally protected right to bear arms.  Do not let them legislate away your rights without hearing from you.

Please contact state Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3) AND your own state Senator to respectfully urge them to oppose any anti-gun legislation that would only punish law-abiding gun owners and to instead support real solutions to address violent crime and mental health issues.

Contact information for your state Senator can be found here.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3)

sensweeney@njleg.org

(856) 251-9801 office

(856) 251-9752 fax

 

TRENDING NOW
Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Friday, January 19, 2018

Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed Substitute House Bill 1122 out of committee on a 7-6 vote.  This bill, which would require gun owners to lock up their firearms or potentially face criminal charges, will ...

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

News  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

Gun control groups are fond of describing preemption as a doctrine whereby a state has stripped local governments of their power to regulate guns.

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

News  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

The sorry state of gun politics in Australia was put into stark relief recently, after Liberal National Party (LNP) Queensland Legislative Assembly MP Anthony Perrett took a principled stand in favor of his constituents’ gun rights.

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to ...

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

Hunting  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their front-group “Arizonans for Wildlife” are currently gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would ban the hunting and trapping of mountain lions and bobcats in ...

New Jersey:  2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

Friday, January 19, 2018

New Jersey: 2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

A new Governor took the reins from Gov. Chris Christie this week, and a new Legislature has been sworn into office. 

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

Hunting  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

On Thursday, January 18th, Senate Bill 20 passed the Indiana state Senate by a vote of 47-2 and will now move to the House.  

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Today, Senator Karl Rhoads (D-13) introduced legislation that would ban modifications commonly made to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  SB 2046 is currently pending a committee referral.  Please contact your Senator today and urge them to OPPOSE this ...

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

On Thursday, January 25th at 1:30PM, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear several sweeping gun control bills.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly encouraged to attend the committee hearing to voice your opposition ...

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

On Friday, January 12, several amicus briefs were filed in the NRA and CRPA supported lawsuit challenging California’s restrictions against magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The lawsuit, titled Duncan v. Becerra, challenges California’s ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.