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New Jersey: Senate Committee Passes Anti-Gun Legislation on Party-Line Vote

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New Jersey: Senate Committee Passes Anti-Gun Legislation on Party-Line Vote

Today, the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee voted on a 3-2 party-line vote to pass Senate Concurrent Resolution 101.  Your NRA-ILA, along with ANJRPC, vigorously supported New Jersey’s right to self-defense by testifying against SCR 101.  However, anti-gun lawmakers would rather push their own political agenda than allow their constituents to protect themselves.  SCR 101 could be considered by the full Senate as early as Monday, May 9.  Please continue to contact your state Senator and politely urge them to OPPOSE SCR 101 when it comes up for a vote.

Undeterred by the Garden State’s failed, draconian gun laws, Senator Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37) has quickly schemed to block Governor Chris Christie’s recent executive action.  A few weeks ago, we reported that the Attorney General issued a directive that took steps toward fixing some of the rampant abuses with New Jersey gun laws.  The executive action clarified the “justifiable need” standard for concealed carry permit issuance and the reasonable “deviation” language with regard to firearm transportation.  The directive also compels local law enforcement to comply with existing state law and halt the flagrant permitting abuses with respect to FID cards and purchase permits.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 101 would block the Governor’s executive action on the incremental improvements to the state’s concealed carry standard.  Anti-gun lawmakers, led by Sen. Weinberg, have been crystal clear that they oppose self-defense for ordinary citizens.  More importantly, they completely oppose concealed carry in New Jersey.

It is more important than ever that you click the “Take Action” button above and immediately contact your state Senator and respectfully urge them to strongly oppose this outright assault on the Second Amendment. 

BY NRA-ILA Staff

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