New Jersey Action Needed: Senate Committee Passes Multiple Gun Control Bills

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New Jersey Action Needed: Senate Committee Passes Multiple Gun Control Bills

Fairfax, VA – -( This week the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee considered and passed multiple anti-gun measures.  The below listed bills will now head to the Senate floor.  Companion versions of these bills have already passed the Assembly, so your Senator needs to hear from you now more than ever.  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE these gun control bills.

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  • S.102 by Sen. Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D) is a magazine and gun ban.  This legislation would ban magazines with a capacity greater than 10.  We all know magazine bans do nothing except punish law-abiding gun owners because criminals by definition ignore laws.  This bill would put honest citizens in jeopardy during violent criminal attacks and would subject them to prosecution for possessing what is currently legal property.  This bill would turn the majority of New Jersey’s 1 million gun owners into felons overnight.
  • S.160 by Sen. Vin Gopal (D) would allow for suspension of gun rights by unaccountable “health professionals.”  This bill goes so far as to allow marriage counselors, social workers and nurses to cause suspension of your legal rights.
  • S.2376 by Sen. Linda Greenstein (D) codifies New Jersey’s “justifiable need” standard for the issuance of concealed carry permits.  The bill is a striking blow to the basic fundamental right to self-defense outside the home.  It creates a standard so onerous that nobody can meet it, hence the issuance of permits in New Jersey is close to non-existent.
  • S.2245 by Sen. Fred Madden, Jr. (D) bans handgun ammunition which is already banned under federal law.  This bill does nothing to improve public safety and is a classic example of the asinine nature of New Jersey gun laws as a whole.  This is nothing more than political pandering to gun banners.
  • S.2374 by Sen. Linda Greenstein (D) would require background checks on all firearm transfers.  Again, this is redundant because all transactions in New Jersey require a background check.  The private transfer of long guns requires an FID card and the issuance of that card requires fingerprinting, a background check and references, among other things.  This bill does nothing except add another layer of bureaucracy and fees to an already cumbersome and duplicative process.
  • S.2465 by Sen. Joseph Cryan (D) would prohibit purchasing firearm components to unlawfully manufacture a firearm without a serial number.  This bill has not been heard in the Assembly yet.

Again, please contact your state Senator immediately and strongly urge them to OPPOSE the above listed anti-gun legislation.

One of the scheduled bills, S.2259 by Sen. Richard Codey (D), was held from the agenda and not considered.  S.2259 creates extreme risk protection orders whereby firearms can be seized and constitutional rights suspended with little to no due process.  The bill fails to penalize those who fabricate accusations, and it does nothing to improve public safety.

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More iron fist Nazi actions. I would think the Constitution or 2A would have a clause that would override states actions if those actions violate said United State’s documents. The operation in NJ is typical democrat by outlawing guns and taxing citizens beyond their means. Maybe they want the state all to themselves without bothersome citizens getting in their way. Ignorance at it’s highest level.


Look out, if you want to buy a replacement pin for your ar lower, you’ll be a felon.


For those who think this is a NJ problem, think again. Recently, other states, including VT which has always been a bastion for gun rights have passed a number of oppressive and unconstitutional gun laws. All with the intent to eventually confiscate firearms and repeal the 2nd Amendment. The Democrats(Communists) have been taking small bites out or 2nd Amendment but now it appears they have declared all out war and are moving fast with their ultimate objectives. Without the Supreme Court’s willingness to reverse these crimes against our constitution, it won’t be long before gun ownership as we know it… Read more »


people NEED to get to the street and make noise with signs for voting these undesirables out of office – START COLLECTING SIGNATURES TO GET THE M OUT OF OFFICE and file class action suit for denying our right to self defense, since we know that there is NO LAW that OBLIGATES any law agency to PROTECT the life of a citizen in course of their duty. They only deal with criminals and the protection of innocent, if any, is only secondary and incidental !


Notice to all thieves and crooks, murderers and other no good idiots. New Jersey is making it much easier for you to operate in their state so, leave the rest of us alone and move there. Many here in Texas would relish your change of address and it might protect your health also. And for those in New Jersey who are tired of the idiots you have elected we gladly receive you here in Texas as long as you leave your liberal voting habits in New Jersey.

Steve Daily

Our state of Nevada, faces similar sanctions on our rights if a Demorat becomes Governor. We the people need to step up this election day!!!!



While the governor can propose and or push particular legislation, oppose also, the legislature enacts or not, legislation. I assume that the governor has veto power, however the legislature can override vetoes, right?


Section 1k bear reading. “… person who purchases separately or as a kit any combination of parts from which a firearm may be readily assembled …” This ‘precursor parts’ section would, if I am reading it correctly, make it illegal to purchase any firearm part that could be used to complete, for example, an 80% lower (AR, Poly80 glock, etc.). That would traslate into any part for a lower parts kit, lower build kit, including fire control groups. That would put most upgrade or repair parts on the table. New Apex trigger for your pistol? Nyet. Trigger spring broke? Nyet.… Read more »


It’s rather unclear, I think they’re just going after 80% frames and receivers. But it looks purposely vague.

Darryl Kubian

As a NJ resident who is getting out of the state I agree that it’s basically a lost cause until we vote out the problem. Sadly most people I know or talk too don’t seem to care or see it as a problem. I wish them well and will do what I can to help while I’m here, but I don’t see people’s attitudes changing anytime soon. For that and many other reasons it’s time to leave my once proud state.


Democrat – Democrat – Democrat. Every one of these is proposed by a Democrat. Bad tax bills – almost always by Democrats. Obamacare – Democrats and ONLY Democrats. Recent expressions of support for MS-13 and Hamas – by Democrats of course. Last election, the Democrat party’s No. 2 Presidential candidate was an avowed socialist – and they had to resort to underhanded chicanery to keep him from getting the nomination. We’re WAY past the point where we can say Democrats are patriots too, just with different opinions; it’s clear the core of the Democratic party is subversive, unpatriotic, dishonest, and… Read more »

kenneth kaplan

I agree with Gerry. Move out of the Commie of NJ.If you can. The state is out of control. To bad we do not have any judges on the SCOTUS. That would vote for the 2nd. It seems that they do not want any 2nd cases.Shame on them. While hard working citizens of NJ gun owners are being robbed of there 2nd rights.

Missouri Born

Six proposed bills to reduce gun rights all by democrats, so you gun owners who enjoy your firearms you are responsible for electing these gun grabbers if you vote democrat.
You had better change your ways and work to get democrats out of power in New Jersey or you won’t have any gun rights left.


While I appreciate any efforts by NRA-ILA and others, I think NJ is a lost cause in many ways. Guns, taxes, liberalism run amok and corruption have turned it into a rival to California. Get the hell out of there. People in freer states not only don’t have the burden of all those onerous regulations, but they keep as much as 25% more of their paycheck. Let the libs have the place. Move out!

Jerry in pcola

MOVE to a free state. End of conversation. When everyone moves out they can raise their taxes on themselves to 100%

Reginald E Hafner

NJ is governed by mindless idiots.


How did the mindless idiots you mention obtain elective office?