New Jersey: Gun Control Fast-Tracked for Wednesday Hearing

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New Jersey: Gun Control Fast-Tracked for Wednesday Hearing
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -( New Jersey has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the country, and those laws have been failing miserably.

Look no further than the crime riddled neighborhoods of Paterson, Camden, Newark and Trenton, and you will see New Jersey’s great experiment with gun control is on full display.  Incredibly, anti-gun politicians in Trenton are now clamoring for more of the same.

None of these laws were ever designed to actually go after criminals, but rather their target has always been the law-abiding citizen.  And just before the close of business on Friday, gun banners launched their next phase with the latest sneak attack.

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The Assembly Judiciary Committee has now scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, February 28, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 11 of the State House Annex, fourth floor.  Why so little notice?  They know it’s important that you attend, and they simply don’t want that to happen.  You can bet that their gun control colleagues had plenty of time to make plans to attend and will try to stack the room.  As always, it’s important that you call and email your legislators, but NRA-ILA and ANJPRC, the official NRA state association, is also encouraging gun owners to attend and make a strong statement.

The following bills are scheduled to be considered:

  • A2761 Magazine Ban: Reduces maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.
  • A2759 Ammo Ban: Prohibits possession of so-called “armor piercing ammunition” banning most common centerfire rifle ammunition.
  • A2758 Removes right to carry: Codifies regulations defining justifiable need to carry handgun.
  • A2757 Bans private transfers by requiring dealer background checks for all private gun sales.
  • A1016 Smart Guns: Establishes commission to approve smart guns; requires firearm retailers to sell smart guns.
  • A1217 Authorizes “gun violence restraining orders” which would lead to the seizure of firearms in situations where only an allegation has occurred without any conviction. This would all occur with little to no due process of the law.
  • A1181 Requires firearms seizure when health “professionals” think someone poses risk.

Again, these bills are all failed concepts that will do nothing to improve public safety.

They represent a serious infringement on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding New Jersey gun owners.  Enough is enough.

Please make plans to attend the hearing next week and contact members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, respectfully asking them to reject these gun control bills.

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As has been previously noted, multiple times, The People Will Usually Get Pretty Much The Type of Government They Did Not Vote Against.

The state Assembly voted Monday to pass six bills to make New Jersey’s already strict gun laws even tougher amid the national outcry for more gun control in the wake of the deadly high school shooting in Florida.


Did you have reason to expect other than this from New Jersey politicos, especially given that the electorate has shown itself all to willing to put up with such garbage.

Frank Liso

IT seems that leaving the state is the only option.

Wild Bill

Liso, Texas is softly calling you to a land of freedom and opportunity.

Scotty Gunn

Dude, you really don’t want New Jersey people in your state. Have you seen how they drive? First your insurance will go up, and then everything will be taxed. heck, you’ll have to even pay to go on your own beaches. Remember, NJ has bridge tolls (high) LEAVING NJ , not entering. People are willing to pay it to leave.


So very true. I was reading this, and went wait this is what Kalifornia has done. We are also a Sanctuary state. Fienstein does not care about what makes us safe, but the criminals know that they are free to do what ever they want. I agree the NRA (life time Member) wonder if they are going to be siding with Anti Gunners. states should need to follow FEDERAL law, not make their own laws that they believe (Know) will do nothing.

Vom Brunhaus

Gov. Murphy and Dem Senate have to be taken to Court “every time they act like this” . Many NJ gun owners have lost faith in NRA and other groups. These Demorats will instantly turn gun owners into criminals and send them to prison. The only way theres any relief “as the past has shown” is to move out of New Jersey . History has shown these NJ Democraps are in the swing of doing this YEARLY ! And no signs of stopping with these so called entrapment Laws .On top of all this “Phil Sanctuary Murphy” is in the… Read more »


I wonder what would happen if all conservatives and librarians left these “great” bastions of progressive ideas?

Heart of TEXAS

The liberals would go bat shit crazy passing more ignorant laws, and all the libraries would have to close.


The legislature would bankrupt the citizens and no one could check out a book.


My thoughts as well Grim. Preparing my family to leave California.


The NRA can’t win as long as NJ Citizens keep electing these gun hating politicians.