NJ Democrats Ram Through Anti-Gun Bills In The Face Of 500+ Protesting Gun Owners

Bills set to move to full Assembly Vote on Thursday, February 21 2013.

Democrats War on Guns
Democrats War on Guns
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

Trenton, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Please start contacting both of your Assembly Members, and urge them not to support any new anti-gun measures

Thank you to the 500 Second Amendment supporters who attended today’s hearings and held legislators’ feet to the fire!

After a chaotic and disorganized 7-hour hearing of the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee on February 13, Democratic committee members rammed through an anti-gun package of more than 20 bills, including a 10-round magazine limit, a .50 caliber ban, and a massive new ammunition regulation scheme.

However, these bills have NOT yet become law. This is the first step in a lengthy legislative process, and anti-gunners still have a long uphill battle, which gun owners must vigorously resist. The next step is for these bills to move to the full Assembly for a floor vote, which is currently scheduled to occur on Thursday, February 21 2013.

Please start contacting both of your Assembly members and urge them to vote against any new anti-gun measures. You can find your legislators’ contact information here.

There was massive showing of more than 500 gun owners for the February 13 2013 hearing – likely a state record. Unfortunately, there was insufficient room in the committee room for everyone, so overflow rooms were set up and quickly filled to capacity. At that point, the State Police shut down access to the State House to over 200 additional attendees, who spontaneously organized themselves into an impromptu outdoor rally (led by ANJRPC Executive VP Anthony Colandro and NJ2AS leader Bob Henn).

Inside the committee room, the atmosphere was electric, as Second Amendment leaders and gun owners gave impassioned and enlightening testimony for more than 7 hours. The hearing rules changed several times, as gun owners decried the initial process which would have provided for testimony to be taken after voting had taken place. Eventually the hearing rules evolved into a fairer process in which testimony was taken prior to voting..

The entire committee hearing can be heard online here (scroll to Feb.13 2013 and click “listen”).

There was significant media coverage of the hearing. Here are just a few links:

  • http://nj1015.com/nj-assembly-advances-over-20-gun-control-bills-audio/
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/nyregion/new-jersey-assembly-committee-approves-tightening-gun-laws.html?_r=0
  • http://westchester.news12.com/news/gun-control-bills-pass-assembly-but-not-without-a-fight-1.4637242
  • http://nj1015.com/overflow-crowd-packs-nj-gun-control-hearing/

ANJRPC thanks gun owners for turning out in force at the hearing, which made it difficult and uncomfortable for anti-gun legislators. The battles ahead will be unfolding over a period of weeks and months, and it is critical that gun owners remain active and engaged throughout the process.

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

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bpeterson2865

Let me sat this. In the old west there was a saying that “the only good Indian is a dead Indian” Now that was wrong they we not doing anything wrong, they wanted to be left alone and live on their lands. Today I think that saying is very appropriate for Liberal Democrats. Now understand I am not suggesting anyone should go out and eliminate them. But, we can all pray to God that they all start having heart attacks, cancer, strokes and anything else that will get their EVIL out of this country. Go out and hug a Liberal… Read more »

boyer

On a receint visit to Texas, I was impressed by a lady who said, “If you’re plannin’ to move here, we’ll be glad to have you. Just make sure you’re not on welfare, and get here before the fight, ’cause we’re gonna have some tough immigration laws.” No ranting, no railing, just resolve.

Dan

Don’t turn in your fire arm. Brings them down south where we still have a constitution and a bill of rights. Are The politicians who passed this anti American pro Obama law exempted . It sure will not apply to the prevliage. All way remember the Suspream Court of the US has ruled on several cases . Police are not obligated to protect or defend. So you may want to have a back up plan. Leave the communist state of NJ. I can not believe that The citizens of NJ are going to let this law stand.

Tenring Rob

The Peoples Republik of New Jersey already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. How about enforcing the ones on the books? How about stop and frisk in Camden and Newark? The local police in Camden go back to patrolling thier own town or are the state police still doing it? Do they still ride 2 to a car in Camden? How many crimes are committed by 50 cal rifles? Somehow don’t think Tyrone is using a blackpowder rifle for drive by shootings. You voted for your elected representatives, now bend over and enjoy the ride. Moved… Read more »

roger griggs

agreed . their homes and property need to be posted as GUN FREE ZONES !

roger griggs

looks like there is going to be a hell of a lot of people moving out of new jersey !

Gene Major

The fucking people that wear the flag on there lapel or coat make me sick to my belly. They need to swing by a short rope.

lee

Looks like Gov. Christy is a Republican that is anti-gun. Look what you got to look forward to N.J. No gun control is any good.You give them a little ,they take a lot.

miguel a alvarado

People, buying all the ammo, guns, etc, won’t help, we must stand together like martin luther king did, go to the same place he did, and demand justice, equaility, and keep the 2nd ammendment in check!!!! require the nation to vote on the issues of gun banning, ammo, allsaught weapons, etc, and not leave it up to the president and his government, cause they are not to people of this great nation ,but we are, we are the voters who put them there, and we should be able to vote them out’ when they cross the line of the constitution… Read more »

miguel a alvarado

people, buying all the ammo, guns, etc, won’t help, we must stand together like martin luther king did, go to the same place he did, and demand justice, equaility, and keep the 2nd ammendment in check!!!! require the nation to vote on the issues of gun banning, ammo, allsaught weapons, etc, and not leave up to the president and his government, cause they are not to people of this great nation ,but we are, we are the voters who put them there, and we should be able to vote them out when they cross the line of the constitution of… Read more »

Walt

Gun Regulation leads to Gun Confiscation, then to Extermination.
I’m from Michigan, but I’ll do what I can do to help you brothers out in New Jersey.
Your elected Officials need to be Impeached and brought up on criminal charges for tyranny. Our fore fathers warned us about them.

Jane

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Democrats REJOICE every time a child is killed by gunfire in America. It just does their compassionate little hearts good.

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Jane

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So….what were the “massive new ammunition regulation schemes”?

Background checks for buying Ammo? Registering for all Ammo purchased? Please explain.

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dan

the rulers will only understand…when this whole debate gets PERSONAL…until then they think and feel that they can rule ,control and ignore our words , warnings and rights…a fatal flaw of their arrogance….NY,CALIF,COL,NJ….have all drank from the cup of tyranny……may they see the error of their folly before the lawful citizens are required to shed light on their treasonous crimes

JDavid

Say, gun-grabber Chris Christie was Ann Coulter’s favorite POTUS potential candidate in the last election, wasn’t he? Hmmmm…
Then she went for gun-grabber Mitt, who lost to Juan Amnesty McVain(the Other Soros Candidate) in 2008. Seems to be a trend amongst many Dead Elephant die-hard pundits.
It’s time to officially register a TEA Party as a third party alternative, and which already has elected conservatives under that banner in Congress.

Brian

It is a myth that the so-called gun-grabbers are anti-gun. They are not. They are only opposed to people who do not work for the government having guns. Their visions of Utopia are not achievable if they don’t have guns to keep the rest of us in line. And that wont work if we have guns. So, in reality they are not anti-gun, but anti-freedom.

Tory II, Illinois

Govt is our masters, and thousands of gun owners have helped make them our masters.

But I must admit, the battle the gun owners wage for our gun rights is admirable.

Watchdogman

Lets have pictures of the enemy that RAMMED through bills mentioned here..

Then post signs on their property stating this is a GUN FREE ZONE…works for me…

F Riehl, Editor in Chief

New Jersey Gun Grabbers

Top L to Bottom R: Charles Mainor (Chair) (D31), Gilbert L. Wilson, Nelson T. Albano, Daniel R. Benson, Sean Connors, Joseph Cryan, Sean T. Kean, Gregory P. McGuckin, Erik Peterson, David P. Rible, Bonnie Watson Coleman

D. Murphy

I can only say that you people who own guns in NJ and voted democratic are getting what you deserve, Obama told us that elections have consequences, you my firends are now living it. Democrats are the party of intolerance, control and conformity.

buzz

Don’t make me laugh, the average person can’t fire the govt. You can only fire at them.

Jack In MD

Well Ranchman you said it all but how many others are going to be by your side? I ask the same question in this commi state of MD. The NY’s put their tale between their legs and did nothing.Maryland gun owners will do nothing etc. Only when all 50 states are denied their rights and get this stuff passed in their state will anything likely happen

Bergenants

I listened to the audio live for this, it took 7.5 hours to hear the opinions of all the people who wanted to speak their opinions. The pro gun opinions were well thought out, mostly respectful, and passionate. Most of the anti gun people only made it known they were for the bills, but did not testify. Each speaker was given 2 minutes to speak but the anti gun speakers were asked “softball questions”. At first the law &public safety committee members were going to hear some testimony from the public, vote to pass on the bills for final voting,… Read more »

PI

It has long been known that Democrats in NJ politics have wanted to ban hunting but can’t do it constitutionally. the 50 cal ban pretty much kills deer hunting in NJ by outlawing slugs and bullets used in primitive arms like muzzle loaders this was tried once before but failed its disgusting that liberals will exploit the deaths of children to promote a left wing anti hunting socialist dependent agenda. If Christie signs this into law his political career is over as is Andrew Coumos now! his approval rate dropped 15% Obamas 10%

Jim

Understand two things about Obama and Democrats, liberals, moderates, socialists and communists:

They are not after gun bans–they are after complete citizen control and to gain that goal they MUST get the guns out of the hands of citizens.

AND

There is no such thing as “gun violence” it is criminal violence.

It really is no more complicated than that.

Ranchman

The “will of the people” is meaningless to these cretins. They couldn’t care less what we think or want. They have betrayed us over and over again and pass only those laws which benefit themselves. This country is under tyranny and has been for decades, the people are just too ignorant to see it, ignorant and apathetic. The only way to fix it now is a hard reset. We need to understand this. In 1776 they understood that the only way to gain their freedom was to fight for it. Are we now a nation of cowards, afraid to stand… Read more »

Janis Petke

Exactly how many crimes are committed in NJ using .50cals? Lemme guess: zero.