New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Vetoes Misguided “Smart Gun” Legislation

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NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday, January 19, Governor Christie pocket-vetoed Senate Bill 3249 /A. 4717, sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and state Senator Richard Codey (D-27). S. 3249 /A.4717 sought to repeal the ban on traditional handguns from New Jersey’s 2002 “smart gun” law by requiring licensed dealers to stock so called “Smart Guns” in their inventory.

NRA testified against the bill at a Statehouse hearing in Trenton a couple of weeks ago because it replaces one bad mandate with another. NRA also asked lawmakers to repeal New Jersey’s current “smart gun” law and amend the bill to remove the provision forcing gun dealers to offer these technologically unviable guns for sale. This misguided mandate would be similar to the government forcing your local auto dealer to offer new self-driving car technology for sale regardless of consumer demand or viability.

This effort to force the adoption and use of “smart guns” by mandating that firearms dealers stock them in inventory suggests that politicians will once again pursue a ban on traditional firearms in the future.

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Shawn
Shawn
5 years ago

Wel Dijo Jorge

Shawn
Shawn
5 years ago

this is actually very surprising coming from New Jersey, a state that denied a Jewelry store owner a permit after he’d been robbed by gun point and shot, stating he didn’t have a viable enough excuse to obtain a permit

fsilber
fsilber
5 years ago

As long as they remove the restriction to smart guns once they “become available” they can require stores to keep one smart-gun for sale in case someone wants to buy it. Consider it a one-time $2,000 tax.

Vanns40
Vanns40
5 years ago

Chuck: No, Christie didn’t get it right, he’s running for President. Do you really believe he would have vetoed this if he wasn’t?

Chuck
Chuck
5 years ago

Looks to me like Christie got this one right.

Jorge Norberto Pedace
Jorge Norberto Pedace
5 years ago

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EL DERECHO DE TODAS LAS PERSONAS QUE RESPETAN LA LEY EN LOS AMBITOS POLÍTICOS,LEGISLATIVOS
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