New Jersey: Bill Successfully Amended in Committee

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On Thursday, the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee amended and passed S.568 on a unanimous vote of 6-0. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On Thursday, the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee amended and passed S.568 on a unanimous vote of 6-0.  As reported earlier this week, the bill requires law enforcement to be notified of mental health expungements for firearms permit applicants.

NRA and the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC), the official NRA state association, lobbied the bill sponsor to amend the bill.  After hearing from practitioners, it was brought to our attention that these expungements have been used to block the issuance of permits.  The amendment we secured would ensure that expunged medical records can no longer be used as a basis to deny someone’s permit.

The expungement process is meant to be used as a way to rehabilitate someone’s rights after they have been deemed fit and healthy by a medical professional.  Those who have received a clean bill of health should not be punished in perpetuity with an expungement “Scarlet Letter,” and this action in committee is a positive development.

We appreciate the favorable outcome in Committee, and certainly want to thank NRA members who took the time to contact committee members.  This bill must still pass several hurdles in the legislative process.  Please continue to follow NRA-ILA alerts for future updates.


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rbdjr
rbdjr
7 months ago

If your not a retired law officer your not getting a permit to carry in NJ, Not Happening , No matter how law abiding you are.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
7 months ago

Newjerseystan is a May (not) Issue permit anyway, so it was a useless gesture. According to the numbers I could find, there are only 1,212 carry permits in the state as of 2013 meaning they haven’t issued many since.
An Ammoland article from 2015 showed only 496 permits issued in 2014, so added to the previous number that makes 1708 permits. There may be a few more since then, but I can’t find the information. Want to guess who got the permits? Not ordinary residents.
BTW, the estimated population today is 8.97 Million.

Last edited 7 months ago by Ryben Flynn
Wass
Wass
7 months ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

NJ concealed carry license holders must also qualify twice yearly to retain license. It’s advisable not to embark on acquiring the permit unless you are sure to qualify. Non retired LEOs or anyone not employed in security will more likely than not be rejected.

rbdjr
rbdjr
7 months ago
Reply to  Wass

Qualifying is the easy part no big deal? Its getting a permit that wont happen