CrackDown Phase Launched Against NJ Towns & PD’s That Delay Gun Permiting

New Jersey Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs Launches CrackDown Phase of Permitting StrikeForce Program. Towns That Won't See the Light Are Going to Feel the Heat!

New Jersey ANJRPC Launches CrackDown Phase of Permitting StrikeForce Program
New Jersey ANJRPC Launches CrackDown Phase of Permitting StrikeForce Program
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

Trenton, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) has launched Phase 2 – the Crackdown Phase – of its Permitting StrikeForce program, a comprehensive statewide initiative to address firearms permitting abuses throughout the Garden State.

The program is aimed at ending, once and for all, the extensive delays, unauthorized conditions, and other widespread abuses plaguing the issuance of firearms ID cards and handgun purchase permits to law-abiding citizens throughout New Jersey.

In StrikeForce Phase 1, launched last year, we did a sweep of the entire state to create a comprehensive database chronicling and detailing the specific permitting abuses occurring throughout New Jersey's 565 municipalities and other permitting authorities. Hundreds of gun owners participated in Phase 1, providing us with evidence of their towns' abuses.

Our attorneys conducted their own independent statewide survey, and all of the data has been crunched, organized, and analyzed. For the first time in history, we now have the full picture of where and what the problems are, and it isn't pretty. From absurdly long delays, to blatantly unlawful application conditions, to outrageous privacy violations, we have identified the worst offenders.

“Phase 2 of the StrikeForce program is the start of the crackdown phase,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach.

“We are serving legal notices on nearly 150 municipalities, informing them of the law, their obligations, and their specific violations in no uncertain terms. We expect that many towns will comply voluntarily once the clear and indisputable law has been explained to them, but the towns that won't see the light are going to feel the heat,” said Bach.

During Phase 2, ANJRPC's counsel will be working to achieve voluntary compliance in as many towns as possible, as rapidly as possible. For those permitting authorities that simply refuse to comply, ANJRPC will embark on Phase 3 – the “hammer” phase, in which ANJRPC will deploy a number of the most powerful tools at its disposal, including litigation, to force compliance with the law.

“Permitting authorities need to understand that we have entered a new era after the groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the Heller and McDonald cases,” said Bach.

“It is unlawful to interfere with Second Amendment rights by abusing the permitting process, and Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs will spare no effort or expense to stop further abuse.”

Many towns impose outrageous, unauthorized conditions on issuance of purchase permits, such as employer notification, spousal consent, disclosure of all household member names, and passing a written exam. Many municipalities also ignore state law requiring application decisions within 30 days; some applicants wait over a year before getting a decision. Some towns also ration handgun purchase permits at the rate of one per month, under the mistaken belief that New Jersey's “one gun a month” law applies to issuance of permits themselves.

Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs first began addressing permitting issues on a case-by-case basis in 2009. Recent legal developments made it viable to launch ANJRPC'S Permitting StrikeForce last year as the first-ever comprehensive compliance sweep over the entire state. The program is synergistic and complementary with the efforts of other organizations on permitting issues.

ANJRPC's Permitting StrikeForce needs YOU!

Although we have now moved into Phase 2, we still need to know about permitting abuses you may be suffering, as well as improvements in the permitting process that result from StrikeForce efforts. Please tell us about unauthorized conditions, delays, permit rationing, or any other violations, or improvements, in your town. Your identity will be protected, but your input will help us get the job done!

Please email [email protected] or leave a message at (973) 697- 9270. Please include as much detail as possible. Additional information is available on the ANJRPC website.

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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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ROY
ROY
3 years ago

HELLO, I APPLIED FOR A GUN PERMIT, DECEMBER 17, 2016 IN POINT PL BEACH NJ, TODAY FEB 23, 2017 I WENT TO THE POLICE STATION AND ASKED TO SPEAK TO THE DETECTIVE HANDLING MY APPLICATION, HE CAME OUT TO MEET ME WITH A FOLDER IN HIS HAND, AND SAID THERE ARE SOME NEGATIVE THINGS ON MY RECORD, 1989 A CHARGE OF POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY ( DIRT BIKE ) , WHICH WAS DISMISSED IN COURT, AND IN 2005 A CHARGE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, WHICH ALSO WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW, I WAS IN A HEATED CUSTODY… Read more »

patrick mcginty
patrick mcginty
5 years ago

I applied for permit on 1-2-2015 it is now 3-21-2015 still waiting I live in elizabeth n.j.

pete timpone
pete timpone
2 years ago

Did you receive your permit. I also live in Elizabeth and it’s been over 5 weeks already. I called the clerk and she told me that they are waiting on the County.

South Texas
South Texas
5 years ago

Move! Why you’se guys tolerate that bullcrap is beyond me. Look at Paris, good gun control meant nobody could defend themselves and everybody died that they wanted to kill. Only one thing, when you decide to move to the last remaining portion of the original United States (the south), please do not vote in the same type of politicians currently ruining the Northern and some Western States (Chris Christy is not a real conservative, just an upgrade). I can’t understand someone fleeing oppressive laws and taxes, only to vote for what they ran away from. We don’t need any balance,… Read more »

Rob Veronelli
Rob Veronelli
5 years ago

This is happening right now in Hamburg NJ to me! I was told by the person in charge of permits they have to investigate me further and don’t know how long it would take,mind you I’m a legal gun owner already and own 8 guns including 2 handguns which Hamburg Police gave me purchase permits for. I now have gotten a lawyer but now they are trying to hold up my wife’s purchase permit! SOMEBODY HAS TO DO SOMETHING!

teebonicus
teebonicus
5 years ago

The very concept that the people need a permit merely to purchase a firearm facially offends the Second Amendment. Requiring permits to carry concealed in public do not, though they do if they require a “special need” for issuance. As understood at the time of the 2A’s adoption, the people’s right to bear arms was open carry. Concealed carry was universally regarded as unsavory, suspicious behavior, engaged in only by robbers and highwaymen. As Justice Scalia explained in D.C. v. Heller (2008), “Constitutional rights are enshrined with the scope they were understood to have at the time the people adopted… Read more »