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New Jersey: Flawed Bump Stock Bill To Be Heard in Senate Committee Next Week

Thursday, December 7, 2017

New Jersey: Flawed Bump Stock Bill To Be Heard in Senate Committee Next Week

The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee will convene next Monday, December 11, to take action on S.3477, a bump stock ban which is loaded with all the traps and pitfalls that are all too common with New Jersey gun laws.  Last week, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee rubber stamped the Assembly version of the bill, A.5200.

S.3477 goes so far as to punish someone with a third degree crime for “disposal” of a bump stock or trigger crank.  Similarly, someone simply transporting the accessory is subject to harsh penalties, meaning a person cannot even drive the object to a local police station or out-of-state without facing ridiculously severe repercussions.  A person would also be guilty even without being in possession of a firearm to attach the stock.  Again, this bill is clearly not about reducing crime or addressing public safety.  The narrow 30-day amnesty period is nothing short of punitive.  These individuals purchased a legal product and this bill seems nothing more than an attempt to ensnare honest citizens rather than target real criminals. 

Anti-gun legislators want to give the appearance that they are doing something about violent crime when quite the opposite is true.  New Jersey has some of the country’s most violent neighborhoods and, at the same time, some of the nation’s strictest gun control laws.  This latest legislative effort is more proof of what we’ve maintained all along.  Rather than focus on real problems like drug and gang violence or mental health, anti-gun politicians focus on harassing law-abiding gun owners and passing legislation that does nothing to punish criminals.  It is clear that bump stocks aren’t the problem in violence-plagued cities like Trenton, Camden, Paterson and Newark. 

The current ban has done nothing substantive to reduce violent crime, and neither will another mirror measure.  These hardware bans have been proven time and time again to be ineffective at preventing criminal activity.  This is a clear sign of things to come in Trenton.  We would urge members to remind their legislators to focus on punishing actual criminals and stop harassing law-abiding gun owners.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action executive director, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement on Tuesday regarding President Donald Trump's signature on the National Defense Authorization Act

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Burlington Police Chief Puts New York Politicians Before Vermonters

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Monday, November 27, 2017

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Victory in D.C.! Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming to the Nation’s Capital

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Monday, November 20, 2017

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Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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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.

U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Next Week

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Friday, December 1, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Next Week

In a huge win for Second Amendment supporters, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held a mark-up of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and favorably reported an amended version of the bill to the full House. 

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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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.