Legislation to be considered (yet again) on Monday Morning.
Please Immediately Contact Members of the Assembly Budget Committee.
Democrats have brazenly rigged the system by moving the legislation to a completely different committee — where they can control the outcome and ensure the bill’s passage.
S2723/A4182 is now scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 11 on the 4th floor of the State House Annex. The committee consists of 8 Democrats and 4 Republicans. Please immediately contact the members of the Assembly Budget Committee listed below and urge them to oppose all anti-gun bills, including this legislation.
The Sweeney FID bill throws out existing FID cards and replaces them with either a privacy-invading driver license endorsement or other form of ID; suspends Second Amendment rights without proof of firearms training; imposes a 7-day waiting period for handgun purchases; ends all private sales; and effectively creates a registry of ammunition purchases and long gun sales. Democrats have touted the bill as a “national model.” [of taking away your rights]
In a stunning display of disregard for the rule of law, on June 6th 2013 Democrats halted a roll call vote-in-progress on this bill in the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee, when it became apparent that they did not have enough votes to pass the bill. Rather than complete the roll call as required by legislative rules, chaos and confusion ensued as the committee chairman and staffers simply stopped the vote and huddled in an adjacent room before announcing that they would ignore the vote and “hold” the bill. Republican members of the committee protested the unlawful procedure and argued with the chairman.
Click the picture below to watch a must-see video of the disgraceful June 6thproceedings. The video begins at about the one minute mark.
The upcoming vote on Monday is proof positive that the game is completely rigged in Trenton. If a vote doesn’t go well in one committee, the majority feels at liberty to stop the vote in progress, pretend it never happened, and proceed with a “do-over” in a different committee.
Please watch for further updates.
MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITTEE
Assemblyman Vincent Prieto, Chair (D-32)
(201) 770-1303 – Office
(201) 770-1326 – Fax
Assemblyman Gary Schaer, Vice Chair (D-36)
(973) 249-3665 – Office
(973) 249-6281 – Fax
Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-3)
(856) 251-9801 – Office
(856) 251-9752 – Fax
Assemblyman Albert Coutinho (D-29)
(973) 589-0713 – Office
(973) 589-0716 – Fax
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15)
(609) 292-0500 – Office
(609) 633-2179 – Fax
Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-37)
(201) 530-0469 – Office
(201) 530-0486 – Fax
Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7)
(856) 234-2790 – Office
(856) 234-2957 – Fax
Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35)
(973) 925-7061 – Office
(973) 247-2457 – Fax
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13)
(732) 933-1591 – Office
(732) 933-1598 – Fax
Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (D-25)
(973) 927-2526 – Office
(973) 927-2529 – Fax
Assemblyman Christopher J. Brown (R-8)
(609) 654-1498 – Office
(609) 654-4518 – Fax
Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26)
(973) 265-0057 – Office
(973) 884-6190 – Fax
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