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A823 could land gun owners in jail for refinished or damaged firearms that might be deemed “defaced” under existing NJ law.

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Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

Trenton, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Please immediately tell committee members to amend A823 to protect legal gun owners from severe unintended consequences.

On Thursday, February 6 2014 at 2:00 p.m. the New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider A823, police safety legislation that would among other things significantly increase the penalties relating to “defaced” firearms.

Because of New Jersey’s longstanding poorly crafted definition of “defaced” firearms, it is possible that refinishing a firearm, or long-term damage from rust or scratches from ordinary wear and tear, could be deemed “defacement” subjecting honest gun owners to lengthy prison sentences, even though identifying information on the firearm is still legible.

If deemed a defacement, refinishing a firearm could result in a 10-year jail sentence, and buying or selling a refinished, rusted or scratched firearm could result in a 5-year jail sentence.

We raised these same concerns when an earlier version of this legislation was considered by the same committee in 2012. These concerns were acknowledged at that time and amendments were promised but were never implemented. This newly introduced version of the legislation does not address these concerns either.

This legislation could easily be amended to address these concerns without compromising its crime fighting purpose.

PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE!

TELL THEM TO AMEND A823 TO PROTECT LEGAL GUN OWNERS FROM SEVERE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES!

MEMBERS OF THE NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE:

Charles Mainor (Chair) (D31)
AsmMainor@njleg.org
Phone: 201-536-7851
Fax: 201-536-7854
 
Gilbert L. Wilson (Vice Chair) (D5)
AsmWilson@njleg.org
Phone: 856-547-4800
Fax: 856-547-5496
 
Joseph Cryan (D20)
AsmCryan@njleg.org
Phone: 908-624-0880
Fax: 908-624-0587
 
Gregory P. McGuckin (R10)
AsmMcGuckin@njleg.org
Phone: 732-840-9028
Fax: 732-840-9757
 
Erik Peterson (R23)
AsmPeterson@njleg.org
Phone: 908-238-0251
Fax: 908-238-0256
 
Nancy J. Pinkin (D18)
aswPinkin@njleg.org
Phone: 732-548-1406
Fax: 732-548-1623
 
David P. Rible (R30)
AsmRible@njleg.org
Phone: 732-974-0400
Fax: 732-974-2564
 
Shavonda E. Sumter (D35)
aswSumter@njleg.org
Phone: 973-925-7061
Fax: 973-925-7067

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

  • 2 User comments to “NJ Assembly Committee To Consider ‘Defaced’ Firearms Bill”

    1. What about all of our laws that “they” have defaced, corrupted and rewritten?

      We should charge them and I don’t mean by the ballot box!

    2. Buck Crosby on February 6, 2014 at 12:44 PM said:

      New Jersey is the anus of the east coast just as San Francisco is the anus of the west coast . All liberal commie progressives need a huge anus because they are so full of OBAMASS waste .

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