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Gun Ban Intact Despite Claims to the Contrary Transportation Bill Made Even Worse With Botched Modification. S993 Now Moves to Full Senate – Contact Your Senators and the Governor Immediately!

Gun Banning New Jersey Sen Loretta Weinberg D

New Jersey Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, N.J., reads over legislation before speaking in favor of restricting you rights.

Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

Trenton, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- In a partisan vote of 3-2, the New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee today passed S993 out of committee despite impassioned testimony from gun owners and Second Amendment leaders who were in attendance.

The legislation now moves to the full Senate for a vote, which could come as soon as May 12. Despite claims to the contrary, unilateral amendments made to S993 fail to remove the bill’s gun ban, which remains intact.

In addition, to add insult to injury, the Committee stubbornly refused to modify A2777 (transportation of firearms) to make a simple, one word amendment to restore judicial discretion on reasonable deviations in firearms transport, instead making the legislation even law worse with an ill-conceived amendment (made without any input from Second Amendment leaders) that would limit reasonable deviations to 15 minutes in duration and further tie the hands of judges when considering individual cases that arise.

The amendment to A2777 demonstrates an astounding lack of vision and utter indifference to the perils faced by legal gun owners as a result of New Jersey’s tangled web of gun laws. The amendment would make the current law even worse than it already is, and represents a squandered opportunity by lawmakers.

Please immediately tell your State Senator to oppose both S993 (gun ban / magazine ban) and A2777 (reasonable deviations in firearms transportation).

Also, the following two courageous Senators stood up to anti-gun democrats at today’s hearing and voted against S993, and supported gun owner calls for a one-word amendment to A2777.

Please contact them and thank them for defending the Second Amendment:

Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R16)
senbateman@njleg.org
Phone: 908-526-3600
Fax: 908-707-4578
 
James Holzapfel (R10)
senholzapfel@njleg.org
Phone: 732-840-9028
Fax: 732-840-9757

Today’s hearing was marked by outrageous testimony of gun ban advocates, who disparaged Second Amendment rights and made numerous false and misleading claims. The hearing was well attended by gun owners and Second Amendment leaders.

Please watch for upcoming alerts.

The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs is the official NRA state affiliate in the Garden State.

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

  • 14 User comments to “New Jersey Senate Committee Passes Gun & Magazine Ban”

    1. oldgringo on May 6, 2014 at 6:15 AM said:

      The CommieCRats are on a roll in this country…The Democrat Party is no longer the party of the American working man or woman…This party was hijacked by all the radical elements of our society during the 1960’s and what we see today is a result of that party being overtaken by the Unions, the Progressives, the Liberals, the Socialist, the Marxist and the Communist…Most all of them are anti-gun in favor of the feel-good do-good political correctness crowd which who are sweeping this country…I have alway maintained that there are more Democrats that enjoy the sport of hunting and target shooting than their are Republicans or Libertarians…Thats just an opion…However ths doesn’t relinquish the fact
      that those same radicals are out to destroy the 2nd amendment…And if you prefer to be a fool…Then continue to vote Democrat and see your gun rights abandoned to the feel-good radicals…Here’s what a savy young man said about 50 years ago which has nothing to do with guns even though this is how he died…”The Democrats are playing you for a political chump and if you vote for them, not only are you a CHUMP, you are a traitor to your own race!”
      …Malcolm X…He was killed 2 days later after he made this statement!…Don’t expect things to get better in our shooting world if those of you continue to vote for any Democrat…Guns are not to be found in favor with this party…Although every shooter of notoriety since John Wilkes Booth has been a Democrat or the offspring of a Democratic parent…None have been found to be an NRA member, a Republican or a Libertarian, a Conservative, a member of the Tea Party, a Veteran, or an Eagle Scout…All shooters of notoriety have been linked to those who vote Democrat…This you might wish to consider when placing your vote come November…To do other wise will make you a CHUMP and a traitor to our 2nd Amendment rights!

    2. oldgringo on May 6, 2014 at 6:16 AM said:

      Another one of my comments bit the dust…I swear this site is messed up or I am being censored…Probably the latter!

    3. TSgt B on May 6, 2014 at 8:22 AM said:

      One proposed solution: Kick N. J. out of the Union, declare war on it, kick its’ a$$, and then refuse foreign aid.

    4. Being a Southerner I find it strange that the North won the Civil War but now their own state governments are declaring war on the armed citizens.(crazy ain’t it?).

    5. Robert on May 6, 2014 at 9:07 AM said:

      UNBELIEVABLE ! …. U.F.B, !

    6. james on May 6, 2014 at 9:46 AM said:

      They just don’t get it in NJ, these idiots write legislation that is flawed and continue to push to pass it on up.

      They no longer deserve to serve in public office.

      VOTE THEM ALL OUT OF THEIR JOBS RECALL THEM IF POSSIBLE.

    7. hippybiker on May 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM said:

      Time for all the good people in The PRNJ to get out and take their money to a more friendly State. Leave it to the gangsters, corrupt politicians and filthy junkies.

    8. NoCause on May 6, 2014 at 10:57 AM said:

      This is yet another reason why my wife and myself are actively looking to relocate to another state. I wounder what type of citizenry will be left in New Jersey in the near future?

    9. Why would people leave their homes because of a bunch of communists in goobermnt. Get a crowd and tar and feather them and RUN THEM out of town and out of your state. All you gotta do is hang together, otherwise you’ll all hang individually…a remark during the Revolution of the creation of our Republic….

    10. So, you folks are surprised by this from these types of people? Really, are you are really surprised?

      Just liberals and democrats being liberals and democrats–it is what they do!

      (submitted by “not” the previous Jim)

    11. Bob Shell on May 6, 2014 at 12:10 PM said:

      When you live in a cseepool of curruption what do you expect. Most of the politicions are on the take and the people of NJ are stupid enough to put them in office & keep them there. Will Christie veto it. Don’t count on it.

    12. askeptic on May 6, 2014 at 1:28 PM said:

      Democrats for Christie – 2016!

    13. askeptic on May 6, 2014 at 1:31 PM said:

      “…I wounder what type of citizenry will be left in New Jersey in the near future?”

      People who fail at being a New Yorker.

    14. Janek on May 7, 2014 at 12:34 AM said:

      I guess I won’t be doing anything entertaining in New Jersey. Who wants to DO/AC anyway? It’s not like they spent millions building casinos so you can be a winner! It’s a state run for “suckers”.

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