New Jersey: Gun Bills To Be Heard Monday, Senate Law & Public Safety Committee

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New Jersey: Gun Bills To Be Heard Monday, Senate Law & Public Safety Committee

New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- On Monday, February 24, 2020, the New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear the following legislation:

S120 (increases penalties for leaving firearms within access of a minor). This bill has been around for several years. It creates serious criminal penalties for gun owners if firearms are left within access of a minor and the minor causes death, serious bodily injury, or bodily injury with the firearm. Based on testimony given by ANJRPC and NRA several years ago, this legislation has now been amended to add an exception to these penalties if the minor obtained the firearm for self-protection. While this amendment represents a significant step, the legislation still precludes parents or guardians from exercising discretion in non-self-defense scenarios.

S746 (prohibits firearms ownership for mere “disorderly person” offenses against animals). Existing animal cruelty laws prohibit firearms ownership by those convicted of serious offenses. This bill would extend that prohibition to those convicted of any offenses, including minor ones like leaving an animal unattended in a vehicle under certain conditions. While there may be no excuse for such conduct, there is also no excuse for blatantly overreaching and using low-level disorderly person offenses as an excuse to take away Constitutionally-protected gun rights that may be needed for self-defense in an emergency.

Those wishing to contact members of the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee about these bills can find their current contactinformation by clicking here.

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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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Ottomatic
Ottomatic
4 months ago

“Sammy the Bull” Gravano was released from prison last year. Should his gun rights be restored despite his confession of killing 19 people?
How about OJ Simpson?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Ottomatic

@Otto, You are focusing on cases in which the perpetrator can never pay their debt to society. Absent a liberal damaged criminal justice system, Gravano , mafiosi, and other career criminals would never be free again. In less egregious cases, where the debt to society can be paid, the individual should be restored to the full rights of citizenship. Any other thing would mean a life sentence. Having said that, please ignore yackup the troll, he just insults everyone because it amuses him, even though he harms his own case, and knows so little history that he thinks the repubs… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
4 months ago

Off hand I don’t see anything wrong with S120 as depicted. As far as S746 goes that is probably a bit much as I would rather see the offender get a much deserved ass whipping and keep their guns.

Oldman
Oldman
4 months ago

Maybe I am getting too old, but the following lines of insults back and forth between Jacob and a whole lot of the ‘regulars’ here on Ammoland, are getting tiresome. Lois Lane (SM) and Jacob are obviously trolls on a regular basis here, and I don’t understand why they are even responded to. If everyone ignores their obnoxious selves, then they will get no satisfaction. I have engaged in this behavior here myself and know deep down that it contributed to nothing. We would better serve each other here if we just kept our disagreements peaceful and non combative. Threats… Read more »

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
4 months ago
Reply to  Oldman

@Oldman “Lois Lane (SM) and Jacob are obviously trolls on a regular basis here, and I don’t understand why they are even responded to.” We are aware of that, and we do know what they are trying to do. There are more than just them though. As to why they are responded to I offer a quote from Orwell “Sometimes, the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious…” There are those of us here who seek to destroy false ideas by means of empirical evaluation, so that those who are not aware of the traps in… Read more »

Oldman
Oldman
4 months ago
Reply to  TheRevelator

@Rev, I can agree with most of what you just said. My real dislike is the use of name calling, suggestions of sexual perversion, threats of violence and profanity. All of which said suggests, as the man who was most responsible for my returning to Christ some fifty seven years ago, that MY use of vulgarity and innuendo to prove a point only proves another point: that I am unable to use the English language, thereby negating any point I was attempting to make at all.

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
4 months ago
Reply to  Oldman

@Oldman Indeed. 🙂 I find cursing to be particularly distasteful, and if you were to meet me in person the chance of you hearing anything from my mouth would be next to nothing(I’m not perfect, but I do practice self restraint). I do however follow Christ’s example, and am not afraid to use wit, questions, parables, and juxtapositions to call out the actions of others. I understand fully that the spoken word can be a double edged sword, and that consistency and adherence to truth at the cost of ones own opinion is what keeps it from cutting the wielder.… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  TheRevelator

Rev, Hear, hear! Sometimes it is necessary to whack a mole even though it may takes several whacks. People come upon these comment threads, at times, years later with no context or knowledge of the individuals involved. I see it, at times, to be necessary to give the background for posterity’s sake.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  TheRevelator

@TheRevelator – Apparently curse trolls are busy. You were net -2 thumbs before I read your comment. Perhaps those who like to curse are upset that you are calling them out. Personally I curse liberally, but only alone out of earshot of anyone and generally at the computer. I understand letting one slip out verbally, but have no patience for anyone cursing in writing. Myth Busters did an episode on whether swearing reduced pain. Oddly enough they found it did, though of course measuring pain is quite subjective. On the other hand I have observed that cursing at the computer… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

@Gentlemen, Perhaps I was in the USArmy too long, but I appreciate good cursing. Good cursing is an art form! The common stuff is boring. My apologies.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

WB, No question of the worth of truly good cursing. Like I said the other day, I’ve heard better from a Navy wife. Too many people just use swearing, different from cursing, as punctuation. There is no originality or redeeming social import to it. It’s just tiresome. That is what is most common now, and used exclusively by most.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
4 months ago

Jacob, the 2A is clear; “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This means if you are not in jail or the loony farm and you are of age, not only do you have the right to keep and bear arms, you are mandated to. Every free man and woman IS THE MILITIA.

Arm up, carry on.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago

, You are quite right. This one is just pushing buttons in the usual troll like manner, twisting facts, torturing arguments, and trying to manipulate people. He is not worth the buffalo shit on a nickel.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Or even worth a response. Just another troll. One can tell from his constant insults and strawman attacks. He needs must set up strawmen, because inanimate objects are the only opponents he stands a chance against.
Just another troll. Same shit, different day… 🙂

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

, That is more territory that the yacking, little troll better stay out of. He don’t know you. He don’t know Iowa.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Will, Hard to believe him when he says he’s from IL. He’s showing more of a coastal elitism. Most people from the Mid-West don’t put the area down. Me, I’m proud to be from fly-over.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago

@wjd – Did you ever do anything stupid in your youth? Isn’t there a story about some guy who suggested that only those without sin toss stones? I never did anything equivalent to @Jacob’s crime – but I certainly got away with some dumb/risky stuff. Ever speed? If so you risk far more than $500 of damage to others – not to mention personal injuries resulting in death and possibly 7 figure medical bills. @Jacob seems to be working on arguing with few swear words and insults – and I applaud the effort. His response to your comment also details… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

– The fairer sex certainly motivates idiotic behavior in many young men. Occasionally deliberately, but more often despite their best efforts. I would say the dumbest thing my first wife ever did was marrying me. 🙂

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

@Finnky, Don’t be deceived by his current writing. He is still the same manipulative creep. Witness his latest missive to Ottomatic: “Otto – First – I’m not to familiar with the Gravano case and I do not care enough to learn.”
Still the same detestable creature, but with less typing.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

WB, I was actually amazed, doesn’t happen often, that he didn’t know about Sammy the Bull, given his bona fides. The disinterest in learning about a major case that broke omerta wasn’t surprising. He must be fairly young to not have heard about the case in depth.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago

@DIF, Good analysis!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

@Finnky, Yeah, I enlisted. As to Yackup, I would not let him carry the spare M60 barrel.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

I would say anybody who is unable to figure out what the front end is called in a month, isn’t even fit to hump ammo. Like as not he’d light the ammo on fire since he was chilly! Or something even more absurd that I couldn’t even fit in my head, like maybe he threw it in lake cause he thinks lead floats!
Q: What else floats?
A: Very small rocks?
-John Cleese as a crowd member in “Holy Grail” 🙂

jack mac
jack mac
4 months ago

S120, S746: Acts to enhance the subjugation of citizens into unarmed civilians. Apparently, public servants rather rule over unarmed civilians than serve formidable citizens. While they are attempting to disarm the entire public served, they are disarming citizens one at a time. Actually, considering the number of courts in our land, the number being disarmed may be hundreds at a time, instead of one at time. The number of potential militia members to self well regulate are diminishing. The allowing those who govern the power to prohibit rights from individual free citizens should be reconsidered. Reconsidered soon while still being… Read more »

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
4 months ago

Jacob, You did not receive downvotes on Ammoland for that Idea. What is interesting however is your claim of “libel” should any view be in opposition to your comment, doubly so since the reason you received no support was the fact that you did everything you could to insult and libel the entire Ammoland Commentary group as a whole, you attempted to insult the Military vets who come here, and while complaining about being shut up you were telling everyone else to shut up. A prime example, attempting to throw shade at Ammoland as not being pro-gun just because your… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  TheRevelator

@DIF, I would not listen to this ill-favored skraling if he set up his medicine wagon in the horse pasture.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

WB, Wow, I haven’t heard anyone called a skraeling in 1/2 a century. Thanks for that walk down memory lane. Although, methinks that it denigrates the Inuit in this case. %-)

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
4 months ago

in Fairfax and @Wild Bill

Then so as not to offend any Inuit patrons, may I offer a substitute. How about “Byental”.

Since an online search will likely not bring you to a definition, I will simply say this is an old English word referring to the “Yard of a horse”, or in modern parlance a certain part of their anatomy.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago

@DIF, Really, I thought that it was just standard Viking. Uff da, skraeling jungle. Fee ska ma.
Never knew how it was spelled properly.

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
4 months ago
Reply to  TheRevelator

@Dave in Fairfax It’s funny when someone like Jacob thinks that just because he labels you as something without providing evidence it makes it so. “You and the others are a bunch of FUDD minded Trumptards ” This is why he loses, and why people don’t support him. If he took two seconds to extricate his head from his sphincter and do just a modicum of research he might find out I was anti-Trump since the end of 2015, did not vote for him in 2016(stayed home), and even though he has done some things right the things he has… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  TheRevelator

Rev, He has an emotional problem that clouds his judgement and interferes with his personal growth. It’s sad, but only he can grow him. I agree, calling either of us FUDDs or Trumptards is amusing and tells us more about him than we’d care to know. A minimum of reading on his part should have told him who the Constitutionalists on the list were, but that appears to have been too much work. That laziness may well have been what lead him into becoming a felon originally. As they say, Never go fully semi-retard.

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
4 months ago

@Dave in Fairfax I agree. From day one, Jacob has always been concerned about Jacob and no one else. His willingness to pick and choose when or when not to follow the constitution being one piece of evidence against him, and as we have both pointed out now, his actions in his youth. My response to him a week ago was that he has not shown any growth in maturity since then, and it is an unfortunate sight to see. But Jacob is responsible for his own actions and must account for them. Only he can make the choice to… Read more »