NJ Assembly Vote Rigging – Sweeney FID Bill Moved to New Committee

Legislation to be considered (yet again) on Monday Morning.
Please Immediately Contact Members of the Assembly Budget Committee.

NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
Gun Banner and NJ Senate President, Steve Sweeney
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

Trenton, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Embarrassed by last week’s failure of Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s “centerpiece” gun legislation to pass out of the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committe.

Democrats have brazenly rigged the system by moving the legislation to a completely different committee — where they can control the outcome and ensure the bill’s passage.

S2723/A4182 is now scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 11 on the 4th floor of the State House Annex. The committee consists of 8 Democrats and 4 Republicans. Please immediately contact the members of the Assembly Budget Committee listed below and urge them to oppose all anti-gun bills, including this legislation.

The Sweeney FID bill 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. Democrats have touted the bill as a “national model.” [of taking away your rights]

In a stunning display of disregard for the rule of law, on June 6th 2013 Democrats halted a roll call vote-in-progress on this bill in the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee, when it became apparent that they did not have enough votes to pass the bill. Rather than complete the roll call as required by legislative rules, chaos and confusion ensued as the committee chairman and staffers simply stopped the vote and huddled in an adjacent room before announcing that they would ignore the vote and “hold” the bill. Republican members of the committee protested the unlawful procedure and argued with the chairman.

Click the picture below to watch a must-see video of the disgraceful June 6thproceedings. The video begins at about the one minute mark.

The upcoming vote on Monday is proof positive that the game is completely rigged in Trenton. If a vote doesn’t go well in one committee, the majority feels at liberty to stop the vote in progress, pretend it never happened, and proceed with a “do-over” in a different committee.

Please watch for further updates.


Assemblyman Vincent Prieto, Chair (D-32)
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(201) 770-1303 – Office
(201) 770-1326 – Fax

Assemblyman Gary Schaer, Vice Chair (D-36)
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(973) 249-3665 – Office
(973) 249-6281 – Fax

Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-3)
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(856) 251-9801 – Office
(856) 251-9752 – Fax

Assemblyman Albert Coutinho (D-29)
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(973) 589-0713 – Office
(973) 589-0716 – Fax

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15)
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(609) 292-0500 – Office
(609) 633-2179 – Fax

Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-37)
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(201) 530-0469 – Office
(201) 530-0486 – Fax

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7)
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(856) 234-2790 – Office
(856) 234-2957 – Fax

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35)
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(973) 925-7061 – Office
(973) 247-2457 – Fax

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13)
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(732) 933-1591 – Office
(732) 933-1598 – Fax

Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (D-25)
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(973) 927-2526 – Office
(973) 927-2529 – Fax

Assemblyman Christopher J. Brown (R-8)
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(609) 654-1498 – Office
(609) 654-4518 – Fax

Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26)
[email protected]
(973) 265-0057 – Office
(973) 884-6190 – Fax

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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Haven’t had any treason trials followed by executions since September, 1953!!! Anybody ever notice that??? What we need now is giant electric bleachers!

Mike the Limey

Once those who govern no longer obey the Rule of Law, the options for resisting tyranny become limited, as these people plainly have no fear or respect of the judiciary & ballot box.

Stu Strickler

The majority party appears to be as crooked as a snake in full retreat.


I hope Governor Christie is watching so he can see those radicals in action and not be duped into signing something that is not going to do anything to stop another Newtown.But designed by the left to take away our rights.

Mr Mark

The left will not let anything get in the way of their agenda(s).

Their disregard for the legislative process is truly frightening.