New Jersey: Gun Control Bills Pass Legislature, Now Heading to the Governor

Senator Loretta Weinberg
Sen. Loretta Weinberg’s (D) bill reduced the minimum magazine capacity restriction from 15 to 10 rounds. We all know what she wants next…

Fairfax, VA – -( Yesterday, the New Jersey Senate passed a package of gun bills which had been previously adopted by the Assembly.  Two of the bills had to be returned to the Assembly for concurrence, and that was quickly done.  These bills were passed despite overwhelming opposition from New Jersey gun owners.

Again, this legislation will have virtually no impact on public safety and do little more than punish law-abiding gun owners.

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S.102 by Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D) which reduces the minimum magazine capacity restriction from 15 to 10 rounds.  The 15-round limit has had no demonstrated effectiveness on improving public safety and it puts law-abiding gun owners at a definite disadvantage in self-defense situations.  There is a reason law enforcement is exempted.  Criminals do not follow magazine capacity restrictions.  A weak grandfathering provision has been adopted whereby gun owners can keep their magazines if they are permanently blocked and the firearm is registered.  The bill passed the Senate on a vote of 23 to 13.

S.160/A.1181 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.  The bill passed the Senate on a vote of 30 to 5.

S.2376/A.2758 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.  The bill passed the Senate on a vote of 24 to 13.

S.2374/A.2757 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.  The bill passed the Senate on a vote of 31 to 3.

S.2259/A.1217 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.  The bill passed the Senate on a vote of 32 to 5.

Thank you to all the NRA members who contacted their legislators.  We will continue to provide more details and analysis of these measures as some of them were amended.  The bills still need to be signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, and some of these bills are almost guaranteed to result in litigation.  Gov. Murphy is expected to sign all of the bills, but it’s important that you contact the Governor and voice your strong opposition.  Silence will only invite more bad legislation. Again, please contact Governor Phil Murphy at 609-292-6000 and strongly urge him to veto all of the above gun control measures.

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PA resident foever!

Saddly, New Jerky does not care what the gun owners want. They “the democrats” only care about their own agenda… disarmament of the public under the guise of safety!


I’m moving to Florida. F New Jersey.

Donald L. Cline

Florida is better, but not the best. If you can handle not having to ask the government for permission to exercise your rights, come to Arizona. Humidity is better (low teens currently; we are in the thirtieth year of a twenty-year drought); we have a Republican dominated legislature with about five Republicans who are Democrats just pretending; and if you choose to get an optional CCW permit (not difficult at all) you not only gain reciprocity with some other States, you don’t have to suffer a NICS check when you buy a firearm. Be careful, though; Tucson is about as… Read more »


Doesn’t Arizona also have an over abundance of rattlesnakes, scorpions, and tarantulas? A bigger concern would be all those moving from California and bringing their leftist ideology with them. Never mind that the policies destroyed the state they came from, they will eventually be in big enough numbers to arrange for illegal aliens to vote and will ruin that state too.

Donald L. Cline

I wouldn’t say an “overabundance” of rattlesnakes, scorpions, and tarantulas. I’ve lived here since December of 1986, and I have done a lot of four-wheeling in the back country. While I have seen a Gila Monster on a dirt track once, I have never seen a rattlesnake in the wild. Walk with a heavy footfall and you will likely never see one. I’ve only seen two scorpions; one was in a child’s schoolbook on the school bus I was driving; the screaming was deafening. I dumped it out on the ground and squashed it. The other was in my second-floor… Read more »

Boris Badenov

As an FYI, it’s Kommieforniastan, Komrad. BTW people go to Hades from Phoenix to cool down. I do love the gun stores in Phoenix, like a kid in a candy store.

Donald L. Cline

You ought to check out the ones in Payson. Their rent is cheaper and their harassment from the jackboots are less. I recommend Rim Country Guns on the Beeline Highway. Tell Scott Helmer (the owner) or Carl (the gunsmith and counter-guy) I sent you.


The one titled S.2259/A 12117 Extreme Risk Protection says firearms seized and CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS SUSPENDED with no due process. What the hell are they smoking in N.J. What gives them the right to suspend residents Constitutional Rights. Who do they think they are? They should be arrested for being stupid enough to put that in writing. Totally unAmerican!

Donald L. Cline

Put yer shekels where yer mouth is and support the 2nd Amendment lawsuit sure to be filed by the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, or even the NRA, or the New Jersey gun rights organization. Join their club if they are viable. Check and see if the New Jersey Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms. Do something.

Donald L. Cline

I forgot to ask: Do you believe, since they said “Constitutional Rights Suspended,” that they have, in fact, suspended your Constitutional rights? Do you believe they have the authority to do that? Are you going to let them do that?


I believe the author of this article meant to say the bill changes the MAXIMUM capacity of magazines from 15 to 10, not the minimum capacity.

Donald L. Cline

A PM I just sent to Loretta Weinberg:
“How would you like the opportunity to defend yourself against charges of Malfeasance of office and Perjury of your oath or affirmation of office for your advocacy of confiscation of firearms and destruction of our right to keep and bear arms? You are sworn to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, and that creates a legal presumption you know what it says and you know it is binding on your activities as a State Senator. You think it might be a good idea to constrain yourself to its terms?”


You do realize her staff will simply file your letter in the “nutcase” drawer. Unless you’re a major donor or officially represent an organization with a huge voting block of followers then any letter with a threatening or demanding tone is far more likely to get you a visit from the FBI than accomplish anything constructive. If you really want to write someone in Congress, a state legislature, or even your local government and actually be taken seriously then you need to write in a calm, rational and fact based manner and try to open a line of communication.

Donald L. Cline

I send faxes like that to commies in public office several times a week; been doing so for eight years. No problems with FBI or Secret Service; they recognize free speech when they see it. So far. When they don’t, the cyberverse will hear about it. (Think for a minute about what you just said. If the fear you expressed is valid, we are a lot further down the road toward the Second Bolshevik Revolution than you think we are. Time to speak up a bit more than I have.)

Bryan StMartin

Thanks for the censorship

Richard Pilgreen

Weinberg,…Irish, isn’t it?


@RP….Nope, they don’t allow snakes in Ireland since St. Patrick’s days.


Why would someone with a Jewish heritage promote laws such as these when it was almost identical laws the Nazis used to disarm the Jewish population prior to exterminating millions in death camps. It’s mind blowing!

Bryan StMartin

It was people like her that turned in Jews hiding from the Nazzis.


@RAS….There is an old politically incorrect joke that asks why Hitler didn’t kill all the fake Khazarian Jooos, and the answer was that he left some so that future generations would see why he did what he did. Actually, Hitler had up to 150,000 Eastern European AshkeNAZI Khazars in his Wermacht. Some were very high rank, and many were work camp guards who made sure their fellow jooos suffered greatly in the camps. Read “Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers” by Riggs for a long list of many, thoroughly documented. After the war, these Zio-Nazi Khazars went to Israhell, bombed it into existence,… Read more »

Donald L. Cline

Well, that’s the last of THAT kind of crap I want to hear. That is the kind of nonsense the opposition uses to discredit all gun owners. What those bastards are doing has nothing to do with being Jewish, Kazar or otherwise. They need to be systematically and implacably opposed, but calling attention to whatever relationship they have to Judaism destroys your credibility completely. And claiming the Holocaust was a hoax makes you look like a moron, and that reflects on gun owners too. With so-called ‘friends’ claiming idiocies like that, who needs enemies? (And no, I’m not Jewish.)


@Cline….I am very well aware that there are good and honorable “Jews” and Khazars around the world and in the USA. Take for example the anti-Zionist Torah True Jews who number at least 10,000 in NYC who go by the name Neturei Karta (Keepers of the Garden, or similar), and there are others like minded in Israel and scattered around the world.. That’s why I specifically mention the Zio-Nazi Talmudic branch. They are the ruling clique in Israel and the Likud party. Many of them also have a stranglehold on the American gov (check out “Sen. Cynthia McKinney and the… Read more »

Donald L. Cline

Bullsh–. If that were true, it would have occurred during the ZERO’Bama misadministration as well, and it did not. Quite the opposite, in fact. It’s the same kind of crap I hear about the Freemasons and every other organization someone figures they can sound knowledgeable if they claim their are guilty of some kind of conspiracy. And btw, the thing that sealed the deal was your intimation that the Holocaust was a hoax. No one who makes that kind of remark has any credibility left. Six million Jews weren’t the only victims of the Nazi killing machine, but they were… Read more »


@Cline…Was the holicaust for real ? That’s hard to say because after WW1 (ONE) was over, the newspapers worldwide, in bold print at the top of page 1 (ONE), said “World Zionism Council Claims 6,000,000 Dead From The War” (World War One, mind you). Now let’s fast forward to 1933 and the Jewish Almanac and the World Almanac say that Jewish population worldwide was 15,315,000. Now let’s fast forward to 1948, and both of those publications put the Jewish population at 15,753,000. So, doing Talmudic Kabbalah Zio-Nazi math, 15,753,000 minus 15,325,000 equals -6,000,000 (negative 6,000,000). And, about that same time… Read more »

Donald L. Cline

Clearly, while you admit it is hard to say, it doesn’t appear hard for you to say. Bigotry and especially anti-Semitism tends to work that way. I have made mine: “Six million Jews” is the accepted (but unacceptable) number, but I am not going to quibble over plus or minus a million when nine genocides in the last 100+ years has seen the murder of between 74 million and 90 million innocent citizens of various countries, every one of which was preceded by suckering the citizens into giving up their firearms, just as the sophomoric infants of the March for… Read more »


@Cline…as time goes on and you learn more, you will realize that there are so many myths created about WW2 and the supposed HoloHoax. The concrete walls of the so called gas chambers were chemically tested for the gas and it was negative. The ground where thousands upon thousands of bodies were supposedly buried were tested with ground penetrating radar only to find that it hadn’t been disturbed for millions of years. The story the world was fed starting around 1960 was designed to rake in reparation money. Of course many died there, but toward the end of the war… Read more »


Hey, there were plenty of Jewish people who sold out their fellow Jews to be murdered by Germans. Let’s see, the name Soros comes to mind.

Kevin Cote

Almost all of you dont realize that this has little to do with you. Please spend time reading how these ” alleged public srevants ” have no jurisdiction , authority or bearing ” on you. I write this with the knowledge I have gained from 1000’s of hours of research and reading and most importantly praying for the truth . We have been tricked , defrauded , raped , pillaged and plundered for over 150 years . Ask questions , follow your hunches and if something feels wrong , it is… the answers are there if you seek them.. a… Read more »

Big Lou

Let’s give you less of a chance to save your life and more of a chance for the bad guys to kill you and your family. That’s a great idea. Let’s pass that law. Just stupid. Why are they still in Office?

Vom Brunhaus

New Jersey is the worst anti gun state , NRA useless and has been for years

Greg Newman

It is not the NRAs fault stupid people vote these crooked politicians in.

Brian M. Conner

Unfortunately gun owners in NJ are outnumbered by non-gun owners. So, without help from some people(who probably don’t care about gun rights), and all the gun owners sticking together, what do you expect?!

Mr. Walkker

These Anti-2nd Red Flag laws are modeled after what Washington State passed in 2016. Pay close attention folks. Step back for a moment, take a broader view. The Confiscation agenda is on a Clear Mission Creep. You will Notice that these Unconstitutional Laws are being “Tested” in the Corner States, such as New York, Vermont, in the North East, Florida in the Southeast, Washington State in the NW, and as far as the Southwest is concerned, well we will just say that California was captured long ago. So if you are objective, take a longer and broader view, you will… Read more »


@Kevin…I keep hoping that Solzenitsens book “Two Hundred Years Together” would get printed in English. That book is supposed to explain a lot, and that’s why the Khazarian fake jooos won’t allow it in the USA.


I think they have already had their warning for quite some time. Until the world sees many of them swinging from trees, these Commie Bolshevik pieces of shit will not stop. And they have already started unleashing their Antifa goons this year, since the weather is getting nicer. Those hooded and masked freaks need some lead in their asses.


For decades we have jumped through countless hoops and asked the state nicely to “please ALLOW us to exercise the smallest fraction of our civil rights.” We have passed countless criminal background checks and purchased legal property in good faith. We have tolerated (to our great shame) mass incarceration of innocents. Now the scum are AGAIN widening the scope of their infrigements and promising that a million more will go to jail. They have crossed the final line. We must hold them to full account for their crimes against our state and innocent fellow citizens. The corrupt, criminal and vile… Read more »

Marc DV.

Make these @ssinine Law-makers
Go Door to Door Trying to Collect ,
Banned Magazines and or Guns !
Not the Cops . They Make the Laws ,
Now Lets See Them Put Their Lives ,
Where Their Mouths Led Them !
I’d Bet If That Were to Happen ,
They;d Change Their Minds FAST !

VT Patriot

CT already passed the same laws. The owners in CT replied. Estimated 95% did nothing to comply. The ward was “we will not comply”, and “come and take ’em”. A few of the ‘high brass’ n the CTSP said go and get ’em. The CTSP said “after you”. Haven’t heard of any doors being kicked in yet, The SP aren’t in favor of the law or getting holes in their uniforms. A neighbor (part time) of mine owns a few custom AR’s which he brings up when he wants to keep his eye sharp. After a few stints in Afghanistan,… Read more »

Boris Badenov

Kommieforniastan is on the cusp of doing the same thing, only a week or so left to register. I only know of one fool that did. Did I mention fool? I’ve got a feeling the number of people caving to the Marxists here will be the same as in CT.