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New Jersey: “Smart Gun” Legislation Passes Senate Committee

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Jersey: “Smart Gun” Legislation Passes Senate Committee

Yesterday, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee passed Senate Bill 3249 with a partisan 3-2 vote.

As previously reported, S. 3249, sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and state Senator Richard Codey (D-27), would repeal the ban on traditional handguns from New Jersey’s 2002 “smart gun” law.  However, this legislation includes a provision to REQUIRE all New Jersey firearms dealers to stock and display “smart guns” for sale.  This misguided mandate would be similar to the government forcing your local auto dealer to offer new self-driving car technology for sale regardless of consumer demand or viability.

This effort to force the adoption and use of “smart guns” by mandating that firearms dealers stock them in inventory suggests that politicians will once again pursue a ban on traditional firearms in the future. 

Please contact your state Senator today and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 3249.  You can do so by clicking here or the button above.

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