Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

New Jersey: Gun Control Package Advancing in Trenton Despite Outcry from Gun Owners

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Proposed anti-gun laws that have been debated and discussed for weeks in Trenton continue to move closer to approval in the state legislature.  Many of these onerous legislative proposals, previously reported here by the NRA-ILA, have already passed in the Assembly and are now tentatively scheduled for floor action in the Senate on Monday, May 13.  The state legislature has reached a critical point in its process, and New Jersey gun owners must continue to pressure state lawmakers to defeat these dangerous gun bills.

This proposed legislation constitutes the most extreme gun control package that New Jersey has considered in several decades - largely because the state already has the country’s second “strongest” – most restrictive – gun laws according to the Brady Campaign!  However, anti-gun lawmakers are desperate to push their gun ban agenda despite this.  NRA members need to remind New Jersey politicians that gun control laws in their state are already excessive – as are glaring problems with these current laws. 

One of the most dangerous of the bills under consideration is Senate Bill 2178/Assembly Bill 3659, sponsored by state Senators Raymond Lesniak (D-20) and Barbara Buono (D-18).  This bill includes, among many other things, a flat-out statewide gun ban on .50 caliber firearms.  Other bills in this far-reaching gun control package would touch every gun owner in the state.  One of these is Senate Bill 2723,  the drastic remake of the Firearms Identification Card (FID), sponsored by state Senate president Stephen Sweeney (D-3) and Senators Donald Norcross (D-5) and Loretta Weinberg (D-37).  Although this bill does contain theoretical improvements over current law, its provision requiring mandatory training to simply “possess” a firearm is an unconstitutional infringement on your Second Amendment rights. 

The NRA and our state association, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC), have repeatedly met with state lawmakers over the last two months and have requested that they focus on fixing problems with current law, rather than add more gun control laws.  The NRA has specifically requested that the thirty-day limit set by state law to approve Firearms Identification Cards and handgun purchase permits be enforced since it is currently ignored.  We have also asked that pistol purchase permits be made valid for one year, and that New Jersey’s Draconian firearm transportation laws be addressed to avoid another Brian Aitken situationRather than harass and target lawful and responsible gun owners, lawmakers need to focus on real problems like mental health reporting and prosecuting actual criminals.

It is critical that you contact Senator Sweeney (D-3) and your state Senator TODAY.  Please respectfully ask them to address the glaring problems with New Jersey’s CURRENT gun laws and support the thirty-day enforcement and handgun permit extension instead of exploiting tragedy to add new laws that will do nothing to address violent crime or public safety. 

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
Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

News  

Second Amendment  

Gun Laws  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. ...

California DOJ Withdraws Proposed Regulations Expanding Application of “Assault Weapon” Definitions

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

California DOJ Withdraws Proposed Regulations Expanding Application of “Assault Weapon” Definitions

On Monday, the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Firearms (“CA DOJ”) officially withdrew the proposed regulations that would have expanded the improperly adopted “assault weapon” definitions, to apply in all circumstances. This withdrawal comes ...

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting

Hunting  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting

On July 11th, Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 198 into law to expand hunting opportunities in Delaware by eliminating the prohibition against hunting for deer on Sundays and allowing for the harvesting of deer on Sundays ...

California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System

Saturday, July 7, 2018

California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System

Following the closure of the “assault weapon” registration period, NRA and CRPA received complaints from hundreds of individuals who were unable to register their firearms as required because CA DOJ’s online application system was unable ...

NRA Files Comments in Support of Trump Administration’s Export Reform Effort

News  

Friday, July 13, 2018

NRA Files Comments in Support of Trump Administration’s Export Reform Effort

On Monday, the public comment period closed on a pair of rulemakings that could finally free American gun owners and small businesses from being trapped in a minefield of federal regulations designed for exporters of ...

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Has Earned NRA Members’ Support

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Has Earned NRA Members’ Support

NRA members can feel confident throwing their enthusiastic support behind President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his time on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated deep respect ...

Mission Impossible: California Court Upholds Microstamping Law

News  

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mission Impossible: California Court Upholds Microstamping Law

It is not surprising that gun control activists who harp endlessly about “common sense” gun restrictions and the need for ever more legislative reforms (here, here and here, for example) aren’t particularly interested in whether the various bans and ...

NRA Applauds Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

News  

Monday, July 9, 2018

NRA Applauds Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

Fairfax, Va. -The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. 

Too Young or Too Old... To Own a Gun?

News  

Friday, July 6, 2018

Too Young or Too Old... To Own a Gun?

A common theme among anti-gun extremists is what we often refer to as the “Goldilocks” approach to limiting access to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  Rather than admit that the ultimate goal is to disarm all ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.