More Committee Hearings on Anti-Gun Bills in the NJ Assembly, Thursday

Anti-gun FID Card / Training Bill to be Heard, Public Testimony Will Be Taken.

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

Trenton, NJ –-( On Thursday, June 6, at 1:00 p.m., the New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider amendments on several gun bills that were passed by the New Jersey Senate last month.

The hearing is part of the “concurrence” process, in which differences in legislation passed by the two houses of the legislature are reconciled.

It is important that members of the Law & Public Safety Committee hear from gun owners before Thursday’s hearing. While it is likely that the Committee will pass these bills, it is critical that gun owners make their voice heard at each moment in the process, including now, and that legislators do not get a “pass” from firearms owners.

Every effort you make matters – this legislation would have passed months ago had gun owners not spoken up.

Please urge the Committee members to oppose all new anti-gun legislation — especially S2723 / A4182. This is Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s “centerpiece” legislation of the anti-gun bill package, being touted by Democrats as a “national model.”

Among other things, this legislation throws out existing FID cards and replaces them with either a privacy-invading driver license endorsement or other form of ID; suspends Second Amendment rights without proof of firearms training; imposes a 7-day waiting period for handgun purchases; ends all private sales; and effectively creates a registry of ammunition purchases and long gun sales. This legislation will not stop criminals or prevent another tragedy — it ONLY affects law-abiding citizens and no one else. Do not be fooled by claims that this bill benefits gun owners. This bill is poison with one or two drops of sugar added.

The public can testify at Thursday’s committee hearing. Subject to change, the hearing is scheduled for committee room 16 on the 4th floor of the State House Annex, 125 West State Street, Trenton, N.J. 08608

The remaining bills currently scheduled for Thursday’s hearing do not require active opposition at this time – they have either been previously amended so they only impact criminals, or they do not impact Second Amendment rights. ANJRPC will issue additional alerts should that change.


Charles Mainor (Chair) (D31)
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Gilbert L. Wilson (Vice Chair) (D5)
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Phone: 856-547-4800
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Nelson T. Albano (D1)
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Phone: 609-465-0700
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Daniel R. Benson (D14)
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Phone: 609-631-0198
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Sean Connors (D33)
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Phone: 201-795-9190
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Joseph Cryan (D20)
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Phone: 908-624-0880
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Sean T. Kean (R30)
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Phone: 732-974-0400
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Gregory P. McGuckin (R10)
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Phone: 732-840-9028
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Erik Peterson (R23)
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Phone: 908-238-0251
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David P. Rible (R30)
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Phone: 732-974-0400
Fax: 732-974-2564
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D15)
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Phone: 609-292-0500
Fax: 609-633-2179

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