Trenton, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Last month, anti-gun Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly rammed through 20 of 43 pieces of legislation that do nothing to prevent another tragedy or make schools safer, and everything to limit self-defense and the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Apparently, they just don’t know when to stop – the legislative feeding frenzy of anti-gun bill introductions by Democrats has steadily continued, and the latest bill count is now at 76, and there’s no end in sight.
Apparently, they won’t be satisfied until there’s nothing left of the Second Amendment in the Garden State.
The latest attacks include attempts to expand New Jersey’s already draconian semi-auto ban, add a 7% tax to guns, ammunition, and reloading components, throw dealers in prison if certain firearms they sell are misused, classify minor disorderly persons offenses as a bar to gun ownership, and more. See the full list of bills here.
Apparently anti-gun Democrats are tone deaf and do not realize that they have awakened a sleeping giant in the middle of an election year.
They think that February’s outcry by gun owners was a flash in the pan and that we are going to fade quietly away while they attack gun rights instead of addressing school safety and mental health issues.
The future of gun rights in New Jersey will likely be determined between now and early May. With the Senate soon to consider some of the bills passed by the Assembly, it is more important than ever that gun owners make their voices heard in Trenton.
Please keep urging your state Senator to oppose all new anti-gun legislation, and please prepare to make one or more trips to Trenton in the coming weeks to attend legislative hearings and related events.
About Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs:
The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, Inc. is the official NRA State Association in New Jersey. Our mission is to implement all of the programs and activities at the state level that the NRA does at the national level. This mission includes the following: To support and defend the constitutional rights of the people to keep and bear arms. To take immediate action against any legislation at the local, state and federal level that would infringe upon these rights. Visit: www.anjrpc.org