New Jersey: “Smart Gun” Legislation Passes Assembly Committee

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National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Washington, DC – -( On Thursday, January 7 2016, the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed Senate Bill 3249 with a partisan 6-3 vote.

As previously reported, S. 3249 /A. 4717, sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and state Senator Richard Codey (D-27), would repeal the ban on traditional handguns from New Jersey’s 2002 “smart gun” law.

NRA testified against the bill 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.

S. 3249 /A. 4717 will be heard on the Assembly Floor on Monday, January 11.  Please contact your state Assemblyman or Assemblywoman today and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 3249.

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Bob Broussard

It seems to me that it would be much less trouble to simply mandate that all New Jersey State Law Enforcement agencies be issued smart gun technologies starting immediately. That would prove the effectiveness of the products currently available and provide a higher level of public safety as it is well documented that many guns used on crime are stolen police guns. The last statistic I read had the number as high as 24% of cops shot were shot with their own weapon. This would solve that without underMining the public’s trust.


F**k New Jersey and all of the self-serving politicians that run it. It is yet another occupied state I will never visit again.


my assembly folks are Prieto and Jiminez, the gun control champions.
So I will save myself a phone call as they don’t listen to anything common sense folks say anyway.