By Scott Bach:
Gun Ban Intact Despite Claims to the Contrary Transportation Bill Made Even Worse With Botched Modification. S993 Now Moves to Full Senate – Contact Your Senators and the Governor Immediately!
Trenton, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- In a partisan vote of 3-2, the New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee today passed S993 out of committee despite impassioned testimony from gun owners and Second Amendment leaders who were in attendance.
The legislation now moves to the full Senate for a vote, which could come as soon as May 12. Despite claims to the contrary, unilateral amendments made to S993 fail to remove the bill's gun ban, which remains intact.
In addition, to add insult to injury, the Committee stubbornly refused to modify A2777 (transportation of firearms) to make a simple, one word amendment to restore judicial discretion on reasonable deviations in firearms transport, instead making the legislation even law worse with an ill-conceived amendment (made without any input from Second Amendment leaders) that would limit reasonable deviations to 15 minutes in duration and further tie the hands of judges when considering individual cases that arise.
The amendment to A2777 demonstrates an astounding lack of vision and utter indifference to the perils faced by legal gun owners as a result of New Jersey's tangled web of gun laws. The amendment would make the current law even worse than it already is, and represents a squandered opportunity by lawmakers.
Please immediately tell your State Senator to oppose both S993 (gun ban / magazine ban) and A2777 (reasonable deviations in firearms transportation).
Also, the following two courageous Senators stood up to anti-gun democrats at today's hearing and voted against S993, and supported gun owner calls for a one-word amendment to A2777.
Please contact them and thank them for defending the Second Amendment:Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R16) [email protected] Phone: 908-526-3600 Fax: 908-707-4578 James Holzapfel (R10) [email protected] Phone: 732-840-9028 Fax: 732-840-9757
Today's hearing was marked by outrageous testimony of gun ban advocates, who disparaged Second Amendment rights and made numerous false and misleading claims. The hearing was well attended by gun owners and Second Amendment leaders.
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The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs is the official NRA state affiliate in the Garden State.
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