In a Rigged ‘Do-Over’ NJ Gun Bill Passes Assembly Budget Committee

New Jersey Outdoor Alliance
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance

TRENTON, NJ –-( In what is being touted as a “do-over” by some, the New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee passed gun legislation (S2723 / A4182).

In a highly unusual procedure, Assembly Democratic leadership moved the legislation to the Budget Committee (from the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee) to assure bill passage.

The bill passed along party lines, with 8 Democrats voting yes, and 4 Republicans voting no.

The legislation replaces current FID cards with a driver license endorsement or other form of ID. It requires proof of firearms training; creates a 7-day waiting period for handgun purchases; ends private sales; and essentially creates a registry of ammunition purchases and long gun sales.

The bill now moves to the Assembly for a full floor vote, which is likely to occur on Thursday, June 20 2013.

Outdoors enthusiasts interested in Second Amendment rights should contact their two Assembly members, who can be found at the following link (by town).

If passed by the Assembly, the bill could go back to the Senate next week for concurrence with Assembly amendments.

Proceedings may be listened to at the following link (June 17, 21013)

Anthony P. Mauro
Sr. Chairman,
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In other words, they have to do it over until the vote goes the way of the gun grabbers.