New Jersey Assembly Committee Hearing 3 Anti-Gun Bills – Thursday

Target Legislation Seeks Gun Grabs Without Due Process, Microstamping, And Toy Gun Bans. Please Tell Committee Members to Oppose These Misguided Bills And Instead Empower Citizens Against The Growing Terror Threat.

Micro-Stamping
Only trouble is, the Microstamping technology is largely theoretical, so this legislation is really about trying to eliminate the new handgun market in New Jersey.
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

Trenton, NJ – -(Ammoland.com)- On Thursday, September 22, the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider three anti-gun bills which do nothing to make anyone safer and only restrict the rights of the law abiding.

A2938 is a reappearance of legislation from 2013 which would allow marriage counselors, social workers, nurses, and other health professionals to have their clients’ firearms seized without due process if they believe the client is a danger to themselves or others.

The legislation gives unprecedented power to suspend Constitutional rights to unaccountable health professionals, turning them into spies, pressuring them to err on the side of declaring someone a danger, and insulating them from liability for disclosing privileged information. The powers described in this bill properly belong in the courts, where due process must be provided – not in the hands of unaccountable health professionals.

A3934 would ban and criminalize dealer sales of new handguns that do not incorporate so-called “microstamping” technology that imprints the make, model and serial number of the firearm on every cartridge fired.

Only trouble is, the technology is largely theoretical, so this legislation is really about trying to eliminate the new handgun market in New Jersey. And even if the technology existed and were viable, imprinted metal parts wear out and can be filed down, revolver casings are rarely ejected at crime scenes, criminals don’t use traceable registered guns, and criminals could easily use misdirection by scattering previously gathered cartridge casings of others (from a public range) at a crime scene.

A1119 would ban toy guns and imitation firearms unless they are “a color other than black, blue, silver, and aluminum,” are marked with a one-inch wide non-removable orange stripe running the full length of both sides of the barrel, and are “equipped with a barrel at least one inch in diameter.”

Please tell members of the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee to oppose these misguided bills, to stop attacking Second Amendment rights, and to start empowering citizens to defend themselves against the growing terror threat in the wake of this past weekend’s terror attacks.

Since the government cannot protect its citizens when evil strikes, the government should be empowering its citizens to protect themselves, not trying to pose more and more restrictions on honest citizens.

Click here for committee member contact information.

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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Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
5 years ago

The objection to toy and BB guns being marked “to protect the children” is that real criminals will paint their real guns to mimic the toys.
Then cops and home-owners will get shot by real criminals who want that 3 second WTF delay in getting the needed shot off.

John F Smith
John F Smith
5 years ago
Reply to  Jim Macklin

Where are you seeing the three second rule Sir I have several people who want to know if you saw it in the LEGISLATION I belong to the Faith and Freedom Coaltion this is a serious matter We do not need our Police WAITING TO DECIDE IF THE DIRTY CRIMINAL IS GOING TO SHOOT OR NOT
John

david Solo
david Solo
5 years ago

A problem marking toy guns so that kids playing with them do not get shot??? I question the sanity of anyone who objects to this. It does nothing to prohibit access to guns by anyone.

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
5 years ago

Perhaps some history lessons for elected officials might be useful. The reason that crime goes up when more restrictive gun laws are passed is that the modern gun laws are patterned after the NY Sullivan Law. Although the public was told that gun laws are intended to reduce crime that was not the actual purpose that Tim Sullivan had in mind when the law was passed. Tim Sullivan was a leader in the NYC Five Points Irish gang. The law was written so that Tim could deny a gun permit for any reason to people he did not want to… Read more »