New Jersey Governor’s Executive Order Tramples on Rights of Firearms Industry

NEWTOWN, Conn. — -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, released the following statement on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order that threatens to end business relationships with firearms manufacturers and retailers if they don’t adopt vaguely defined business practices.

“Governor Murphy’s executive order is a broad and open invitation to discriminate against firearms manufacturers and retailers. It will do nothing to curb illegal gun sales and will only serve to punish licensed and law-abiding small businesses engaged in the lawful commerce of constitutionally protected products. Furthermore, trying to regulate by coercion interstate commerce outside of New Jersey is clearly an overreach of the governor’s power and authority.

If Governor Murphy wants to work on real solutions to make our communities safer, he needs to work with the firearms industry. We conceived the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and our industry conducts an average of 38,000 new NICS checks daily. We know what works and what doesn’t, and we are continually working to improve and strengthen background checks.

The firearms industry also works with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to prevent straw purchases of firearms through our Don’t Lie for the Other GuyTM campaign. No one wants to stop the criminal misuse of firearms and ensure they stay out of the hands of criminals more than our industry. We also partner with ATF in Operation Secure Store to provide retailers with education and resources to secure their inventory from theft.

Governor Murphy wrongly sees member of the firearms retailers as contributing to the criminal misuse of firearms when in reality they are on the front lines of helping to prevent firearms from rolling into the wrong hands. They are part of the solution. Our industry stands ready and willing to work with Governor Murphy on real solutions, but our industry does not deserve to be vilified, threatened and discriminated against through meaningless regulations being proposed strictly for political motivations.”


National Shooting Sports FoundationAbout National Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. www.nssf.org

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Mack
Mack (@bmack)
2 years ago

Gun owners of NJ go to your employer and change you dependents to ten. You will have dramatically less taxes taken out of your paycheck which means the state will have dramatically less money coming in. They will not be able to pay its bills including the salaries of state employees
This is a peaceful and legal way to demonstrate your power. You will need to pay the taxes at the end of the year so put the money away in a separate account

RoyD
RoyD (@royd)
2 years ago

I can think of some singers that I like that came out of New Jersey.

freewill
freewill (@freewill)
2 years ago

these moron libs keep releasing criminals thinking they have been rehabilitated and then tell us dont buy for the other guy, Theres hundreds or thousands of other ways to hurt people, why are you unleashing them on us governor?, your laws are preventing me from stopping them!

jack mac
jack mac (@jmac6492att-net)
2 years ago
Reply to  freewill

The US has the largest incarcerated on the planet. The people in our government only releases those who are not a direct threat to them. Our entire criminal processing system is degrading citizens into the prohibited underclass at an accelerating rate. This also to protect the people operating the governments and the extreme wealthy who control them. These people are aware this does not protect the public from criminal or political actions. There would be no reason for background checks if our lawmakers had not established an underclass of otherwise free people. If the government doesn’t want us to provided… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD (@royd)
2 years ago
Reply to  jack mac

Just because you did not graduate from high school, jack mac, does not mean that you cannot get your GED. I suggest you pay special attention during the English classes. Now, go get them tiger!

jack mac
jack mac (@jmac6492att-net)
2 years ago
Reply to  RoyD

RoyD, thanks for your advice, I am sure that you payed attention to all libtard teachers. I will pass on the GED, already have a Masters. I have stopped attempting to perfect my use of the Queen’s English, and considering the study of Gaelic. If there is anything that you cannot understand in my writings, please request clarification. Grammar and spelling correction are most welcomed, so please continue. It would be appreciated that you provide samples of proper English in expressing ideas, when you have any.

JPM
JPM (@jpm)
2 years ago

It’s New Jersey, I couldn’t care less. If they, the residents, don’t like what’s going on, then they should do something about it, but apparently, like in California and Chicago, the majority don’t care or actually want what they’re getting. I worry about and work hard to preserve my rights in my state (Arizona) and we have problems that arise, but we deal with them as they arise and don’t let them get out-of-hand. I wouldn’t waste money or effort on a lost cause any more than I’d buy a blind horse or an egg sucking dog.

jack mac
jack mac (@jmac6492att-net)
2 years ago
Reply to  JPM

Apparently the people of NJ and several other states have been subjected beyond repair and believe this to be the preferred and acceptable way of life. These people should be branded for identification in case of escape. The rest of us should not be exposed to such mental contamination. Unlike the fictional walking dead in shows, these people are real.

Wass
Wass (@wass)
2 years ago

The NSSF can protest all it wants, but the anti-gun mentality is an all-or-nothing game. The fact that firearms manufacturers and importers are prohibited by ATF regulation from selling to retail customers (one must go to a federally licensed dealer), is just ignored. It gets in the way of the narrative that guns are evil, the cause of crime and the people at the top of the chain are a big part of the problem.

jack mac
jack mac (@jmac6492att-net)
2 years ago
Reply to  Wass

The people “at the top” are more than part of the problem, they are the problem as are the people who support them.

xring2245
xring2245 (@xring2245)
2 years ago

Governor Murphy is totally useless. His own party disagrees with a lot of things he wants to do. BTW, the NJ legislature is totally useless as well.

option31
option31 (@option31)
2 years ago

We need to know where companies in the firearms industry stand. If they are selling anything to NJ they are against us and our rights and we should stop buying from them. This is the same as what NJ is doing. Its time for the firearms industry to pick sides and be vocal about who they support. Hornady does no business with Walmart and recently stopped selling to NY because of Cuomo’s bullying of banks to stop doing business with the firearms industry. We need ALL in the firearms industry to take this stand.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
2 years ago

We need to flip the script!! The gun industry, ammo manufacturers, everyone in related industries (like body armor) need to UNITE and REFUSE TO DO BUSINESS WITH ANY CITY/COUNTY/STATE/FEDERAL GOVT THAT ATTACKS OUR 2A RIGHTS, AND THEIR AGENCIES. In this instance, that means no guns, no ammo, no armor, no nothing for NJ police agencies!

jack mac
jack mac (@jmac6492att-net)
2 years ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Any police that are enforcers for a regime should be disarmed and confined. Expect deadly resistance as they hope for when disarming us.

Donttreadonme
Donttreadonme (@donttreadonme)
2 years ago

Great, no more guns for any police departments in NJ. See how long that would last if the gun industry had some balls to do that.

willyd
willyd (@willyd)
2 years ago
Reply to  Donttreadonme

Protest all the way, just stop any sales to the Communistic State of NJ, no ammo or guns for that state, and repeal any financing to the state, maybe they might see the light???

Stripeseven
Stripeseven (@stripeseven)
2 years ago

Why such a menacing, not to mention an unethical pattern of conduct? The Federal Constitution is written in such a way that it is easily understood. Honor the Oath. Serve not Rule…

jack mac
jack mac (@jmac6492att-net)
2 years ago
Reply to  Stripeseven

The government of NJ is a prime example of entities given power to serve will increase power decrease service. Now it is served and rules. The police in NJ are not law enforcement, they are enforcers for a regime. Both best be disarmed and confined. Such people with no honor have done to give and disdain those that do.