New Jersey -(AmmoLand.com)- So many of you may be wondering what NJ2AS is up to and why we have been lax on sending out updates to you.
Well we’d like to let you know that we’ve actually been up to A LOT. So much that we really haven’t had the time to even write an update! So we’re gonna run down just exactly what we’re working on and why we need your support.
Currently NJ2AS is involved in two lawsuits. One is the stun gun lawsuit we posted about earlier this week.
Now we’ve received emails and comments saying “Why are we doing a lawsuit about non-lethal self defense? I want to carry a handgun!” Well two points: 1) We are working towards concealed carry, it is our number one priority as an organization and we ARE involved in suits trying to overturn justifiable need (more on that below). 2) This stun gun case is part of the larger equation trying to get New Jersey to recognize our natural, civil and constitutional right to bear arms. By getting New Jersey to recognize our right to self defense using even a taser, and overturning the state’s ban on possession, we are getting one step closer to the right to carry. Winning that case gives us case law to use in future lawsuits, so that we can point to this case and use it to say “if tasers, why not handguns?” The state of the right to self defense in New Jersey did not get this deteriorated in a single day, and it won’t be restored in one day. We will be constantly launching suits at the state to fight for our rights, and this is just one of them; it’s all part of the big picture. Victories lead to more victories and we will continue to build on our victories.
As for justifiable need, we are currently assisting with a lawsuit to overturn justifiable need with Party of Six. Have no worries, as we stated earlier, concealed carry is our Number One priority! As the case is ongoing, we cannot currently comment on much of the case, but we will be providing updates to you, via this blog, as we get information, or when it is appropriate to release information.
We currently have lawsuits planned to overturn: The entire FID system, One Gun A Month (OGAM), and the Hollow Point Ban. These are all works in progress, and yet to be filed, so we can’t comment on them currently without compromising the cases and those involved. As stated earlier, all our lawsuits are part of a larger equation to force New Jersey to recognize our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
NJ2AS Leadership has been lobbying and meeting with legislators and other persons of interest for many, many months now. We have received very very good feedback from these politicians, including ones you would not suspect. We have been informed by these legislators and other persons of interest that NJ2AS is the ONLY Pro-2A organization they have ever been in contact with. Part of the reason why these ridiculous laws are proposed and passed, is that there has been literally zero sustained lobbying and relationship building with any legislators by the pro-2A side until NJ2AS started building these relationships. Already we have made a difference in the vote counts in the legislature. We will find out who in the legislature are our allies, and who are our enemies and then report that to the membership. Rest assured, NJ2AS leadership is in Trenton fighting on your behalf.
Operation Establish Compliance is Resurrected
NJ2AS has successfully gotten 24 towns to abide by state law regarding the issuance of FID’s and Handgun Permits. We have gotten them to get rid of their extra forms and issue their permits within the legally required 30 days. We’ll be coming out with a list soon on the website, and will be updating you on new towns brought into compliance via this blog.
We Need Your Help To Do More!
We plan on keeping our membership updated as frequently as possible with all that we are doing to fight for our rights. We have more big announcements coming over the next month or so, but we need your support to make sure they come to fruition. NJ2AS is building an entire infrastructure for the Pro-2A side in New Jersey. We will not make a difference in this state unless we all stand together and pledge our time and resources towards fighting for our rights. Your membership dues and donations will provide us with the budget to do attack ads against anti-gun legislators, fund get-out-the-vote efforts, hold events, support pro-gun candidates in the legislature, have a full-time staff dedicated to fighting for our rights, and even more.
But none of the above will be possible without your support. If you’re not a member, join. If you are a member, donate what you can. If you want to help out, or have special skills you think would be helpful to NJ2AS, volunteer. The machine in New Jersey that we are up against cannot be defeated without a sustained movement against them, and that requires resources. We want to be able to have a constant offensive against the anti-gunners in this state; we have been only on defense for far too long. New Jersey gun owners are a unique breed. We live in the world that gun owners in other states are warned about. If we can beat them here, we can beat them anywhere. But no one is coming to rescue us in this state. We’re on our own, which is why we must stand together.
New Jersey is not a lost cause, ignore anyone who tells you otherwise, we will not be defeated if we are united. It doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s Fight Back.
About New Jersey Second Amendment Society:
New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to educate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families.
For more information, visit: www.nj2as.com.