Proposed NJ Gun Bills Could Cancel All NJ FID Cards, Mandate Police Turn-In Or Face Felony

By Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law

Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

Trenton, NJ –-( Out of the 23 bills recently filed in New Jersey, three dealing with mental health evaluations as a condition of issuance of FID cards contain potential severe unintended consequences that could invalidate every FID card in the state.

They are A3688 (sponsors: Mainor and Jimenez), A3667 (sponsors: Cryan, O'Donnell, and Jasey) and A3676 (sponsor: Jimenez.)

All three of these bills require a mental health evaluation approved by the Superintendent of State police as a condition for issuance of a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser ID card under N.J.S. 2C:58-3c.

Failure to do so is explicitly a “disability” under N.J.S. 2C:58-3c

A3676 also requires a privacy invading in-home inspection as a condition for issuance of an FID card, and A3688 requires submission of a list of household members with mental illness to the police to receive an FID card. Failure to obey these requirements are also explicitly “disabilities” under N.J.S. 2C:58-3c.

New Jersey law provides that an FID card is void if the holder becomes subject to a “disability.” Accordingly, if these bills take effect, ALL persons already holding an FID card who have not had the home inspection, psychological evaluation, or provided the list of household members (and thereby overcome the “disabilities” imposed by the legislation) MUST TURN IN their Firearms ID card to the Police. The turn in must be done within 5 days by law or face prosecution for 4th Degree Crime (Felony -18 months prison time.)


These three bills have the potential to void every FID card in the state, and require their immediate return!

See for yourself. The law under NJS 58-3f. states:

“A firearms purchaser identification card shall be valid until such time as the holder becomes subject to any of the disabilities set forth in subsection c. of this section, whereupon the card shall be void and shall be returned within five days by the holder to the superintendent, who shall then advise the licensing authority. Failure of the holder to return the firearms purchaser identification card to the superintendent within the said five days shall be an offense under subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:39-10.”

ANJRPC will continue to monitor this legislation (along with the dozens of others being monitored) and will alert you and request action on your part at key points in the legislative process.

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  • 7 thoughts on “Proposed NJ Gun Bills Could Cancel All NJ FID Cards, Mandate Police Turn-In Or Face Felony

    1. 1 in 20 is a sociopath , what exactly would be acceptable ? Who would define mental health a Anti gun Doctor that believes no one should own a firearm? Besides what difference does it make if a person is a sociopath , he just won’t care when he defends himself. Then are doctors going to block firearm ownership if your spouse or child have issues,? What about your rights its not a collective allowance in a home it’s your right.
      JUST SAY NO TO NJ LAWS. Time to remove all the laws and remember FATSO ALLOWS THIS AND WANTS TO BE PREZ. you know FATSO , Christie the vote follower .

    2. GREAT!
      Thanks …NJ…that crazy California gumment just got some new ideas……….

    3. “its a jewish thing,nj loaded with turds.” Great, another wacko post while we try to deal with real 2nd amendment problems here in NJ. Getting back to the ISSUE: A3676 requires a home inspection or you lose your fid card.

    4. And then Jersey will truly a police state! Goodbye Jersey………….. Hello Texas!…….F'ing Nazi state!

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