New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Announces Drastic Gun Control Agenda

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Thursday morning, Gov. Phil Murphy held a press conference to unveil yet another gun control package in the Garden State.  Every time he reverts back to the same playbook, it is nothing more than an admission that years of gun control have been a failure.  But because he has no real ideas about how to enhance public safety, the Governor doubles down on more of the same failed laws.

The Governor has proposed and supported the introduction of legislation which includes:

    • Reworking the Firearms Identification Card system (FID) to include mandatory firearms safety course completion to even those who own firearms.
    • Legislation that would require mandatory storage.  Gun owners would be forced to store their firearms under lock and key in safes, rendering them useless in self-defense situations.
    • Raising the age to 21 for FID card issuance for long guns and completely stripping an entire class of legal adults of their constitutional rights.
    • Microstamping.  This legislation would require all new semi-automatic handguns to be equipped with microstamping technology, a costly technology that is unproven and easily circumvented.  This is nothing more than a traditional handgun ban.
    • Forced market acceptance of “smart guns” by mandating that gun shops sell them.  Again, this is nothing more than an attempt to ban traditional handguns.
    • A .50 Caliber ban.  This is a firearm that weighs about 30 lbs., costs thousands of dollars, and is rarely, if ever used as a crime gun.  This is the proverbial solution in search of a problem and constitutes political pandering at its worst.
    • Electronic registering of all ammunition sales.
    • Registering of firearms brought into the state by residents relocating to New Jersey.  Ironically, under Murphy’s reign, most moving vans are pointed in the opposite direction.

There were other issues that were discussed, but these are a sample of the drastic steps the Governor is proposing.  With each step, he is inching toward his goal of completely banning the Second Amendment in New Jersey.

New Jersey has some of the toughest gun laws in the country and has for decades.  Despite these laws, cities like Paterson, Camden, Newark, and Trenton are some of the most violent cities in the country.  This is evidence that none of these laws have been successful.  New Jersey gun laws are an epic failure and so is Gov. Phil Murphy.  NRA and its New Jersey members are adamantly opposed to these proposals, and we will fight them every step of the way in Trenton.


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chocopot
chocopot
1 month ago

Too many people have a simple and basic misunderstanding about “gun control.” “Gun control” is not now, and has never been, about crime or criminals.  Quite frankly, the Left couldn’t give a rat’s behind about crime or criminals.  Gun control is, and has always been, about disarming the citizenry so they cannot represent a threat to the government once the Left establishes the dictatorship they have been working toward for well more than half a century and, thanks to the stolen elections of November and January, are now in the process of consolidating.  The key word in the term “gun control”… Read more »

KK
KK
1 month ago

“Forced market acceptance of “smart guns” by mandating that gun shops sell them.  Again, this is nothing more than an attempt to ban traditional handguns.” This is a law, (law enforcement personnel EXEMPT!), to require firearms that can be REMOTELY SHUT DOWN BY GOVERNMENT (for your safety . . . in case it is stolen) . . . that is where this is headed, you know, like “smart phones”. Wouldn’t it be great, that when they run their next “MARTIAL LAW IN WATERTOWN” operation, they could easily SHUT DOWN ALL FIREARMS, and move in with their armored vehicles and kick doors… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  KK

It may not have anything to do with crime – but they claim it does, and that is one of the points this article refutes.

grifhunter
grifhunter
1 month ago
Reply to  KK

When the NJ State Police have mandated “smart guns”, he can THEN make this a proposal.

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 month ago

Criminals don’t obey the laws, that’s why they are criminals.PERIOD

Boz
Boz
1 month ago
Reply to  PMinFl

Which makes 90% + of politicians criminals by default.

Alan in NH
Alan in NH
1 month ago

It’s a mystery to me why there is anyone still living in these high taxed, high crime, commie sh*tholes like NJ, where just the possesion of a hollow point bullet is a felony.

RetUSAF
RetUSAF
1 month ago

What is the common denominator of Paterson, Camden, Newark, and Trenton? It is a high population of the savage 13%. Gun laws will not help with that.

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 month ago
Reply to  RetUSAF

So sad and so true

Stripeseven
Stripeseven
1 month ago

Unless all Marxists/Communists that seek to destroy the Constitution and America as a whole, are prosecuted for their crimes…..yeah I know…oh well, just wishful thinking is all….America is just too young to die.

Frank187
Frank187
1 month ago

smurphy has got to go !!!

LiftNw8
LiftNw8
1 month ago

Gun laws period have continued to show they don’t work all across the country and at the federal level yet liberal idiots keep doubling down, proving they are looking to do nothing but control the people they are supposed to work for. Gun laws shouldn’t exist at all, and there should be an effort made across the country to get them eliminated.

DC
DC
1 month ago
Reply to  LiftNw8

Maybe a law that products from states that severely restrict the Bill of Rights must have bold labels like, “WARNING! This product made in New Jersey, a state known to U.S. citizens to unconstitutionally restrict the Bill of Rights.” Hey, if we can put labels on tobacco products, why not warn about a state’s policies that can kill you quicker than cancer?

Ltbdb
Ltbdb
1 month ago
Reply to  LiftNw8

Gun control laws have nothing to do with stopping criminal use of firearms and everything to do with eliminating law abiding citizens ownership of firearms. Criminals, by definition, ignore laws. The plan is to totally disarm us one step at a time. You can’t control an armed population.