Presidents Letter March 5, 2012
New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- SCOTT BACH WILL ADDRESS THE NJ2AS AT THE MEETING ON MARCH 14, 2012
Please remember to promote and attend the NJ2AS meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening March 14, 2012 at 7:30pm at the Gun For Hire Main Campus on 75 Rutgers Street in Belleville, NJ.
Attorney, NRA board member, Executive Director of the ANJRPC and LONG TIME 2A/RKBA advocate Scott Bach will be the featured speaker. Scott will help us to “connect the dots” between the past, present and future of our movement. We have digested quite a bit of information over the last several months, now it is time to bring it all into perspective. Please chat about this upcoming meeting in the forums and on Facebook and Twitter. I look forward to seeing you all there.
NJ2AS FOOD DRIVE
If you are able, please bring a non-perishable and/or canned food item for the NJ2AS food drive. Let’s all help our neighbors with a “hand UP”. Private charity is an American tradition. Anything you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone who donated at the last meeting featuring Alan Gura. It was VERY successful!
THE NJ2AS NON-RESIDENT CCW WILL BEGIN 1 HOUR BEFORE THE MEETING
If you are interested in obtaining your non-resident/out of state CCW license, we will be running our program starting 6:30pm prior to the March 14, meeting at GFH. For further information please visit our EVENTS page at www.nj2as.com.
MARYLAND CCW CHALLENGE IS SUCCESSFUL IN FEDERAL COURT
Check out the article on Ammoland for more information here. A copy of the opinion can be found here.
Here are some important excerpts from the opinion:
“Because the –good and substantial reason requirement is not reasonably adapted to a substantial government interest, the Court finds this portion of the Maryland law to be unconstitutional. Woollard is entitled to summary judgment. ”
“A law that burdens the exercise of an enumerated constitutional right by simply making that right more difficult to exercise cannot be considered –reasonably adapted” to a government interest, no matter how substantial that interest may be. Maryland‘s goal of –minimizing the proliferation of handguns among those who do not have a demonstrated need for them,” id. at 40, is not a permissible method of preventing crime or ensuring public safety; it burdens the right too broadly. ”
“At bottom, this case rests on a simple proposition: If the Government wishes to burden a right guaranteed by the Constitution, it may do so provided that it can show a satisfactory justification and a sufficiently adapted method. The showing, however, is always the Government‘s to make. A citizen may not be required to offer a good and substantial reason why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right‘s existence is all the reason he needs.”
FIRST ANNUAL NJ2AS PARTY BEING PLANNED
We are currently looking for sponsors willing to donate money and/or prizes for our First Annual NJ2AS FAMILY BBQ/PICNIC/PARTY! If you know any individuals or businesses that might want to participate, we will place an acknowledgment on our website which will remain for one year, and we will encourage our members to patronize any business sponsors. If you have additional idea to make this party a success, or if you would be willing to help, please contact the social committee at [email protected] There will be MUCH more information about plans for this party as we get closer. We have not yet picked a date. I will announce the details in an email to all members as soon as we have completed all the arrangements. Please be advised that this will be a members only event. Of course member’s families are encouraged to attend. More details soon.
Please consider becoming a member if you have not already done so. We would love to have you join with us and become a full-fledged member of our phenomenal Society.
MUCH MORE TO COME
Your Society is growing rapidly. As it does, there is more that we will be able to accomplish. The best way for *YOU* to ensure that your most important concerns are addressed is for you to become more active and involved in your Society. There are a number of committees you can contribute your talents towards – Membership, Legal Research, Legislative, Social, Media, Promotion, Web & Internet, Merchandise, Fund Raising, and many more. If you are genuinely interested in participating in the future of 2A/RKBA in NJ, we have an opportunity for you to participate. Please contact me at [email protected] I will be happy to find a place for you in our circle of active members.
New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to educate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families. Visit: www.nj2as.com