Trenton, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Keep flooding legislators with calls, faxes, and emails And then come pack the Committee hearing room on Wednesday!
This is the worst threat to NJ gun rights in history Your efforts matter most right now!
Buses to Trenton on Wednesday are being planned, But you must register immediately so Arrangements can be finalized.
As reported in our last alert, the New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hold hearings on a package of 24 gun bills on Wednesday, February 13 beginning at 10 a.m. in the State House Annex, Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, Trenton, NJ (directions here).
The worst of these bills have the effect of banning all rifle-barreled shotguns, numerous rifles and handguns, most rifle ammunition, and magazines that hold over 10 rounds.Ammunition sales would be severely restricted, logged and reported to the State Police, and internet and catalog sales would be banned.
Unaccountable health practitioners (including nurses, social workers, and marriage counselors!) would be turned into spies with the power to effectively suspend Second Amendment rights and have firearms seized. And the exercise of the Constitutional right to own firearms would be conditioned on proof of having firearms safety training. And that’s just the beginning (see detailed bill analysis here).
It is imperative that gun owners and sportsmen flood the Committee Members with phone calls, faxes, and emails between now and Wednesday morning voicing their opposition to these bills (see legislator contact information below). If you’ve already sent an email, please go the distance and make the extra effort to also send in faxes and make phone calls to each member of the Committee, and please do so on both Monday and Tuesday of this week.The extraordinary challenge we are facing needs an extraordinary response from gun owners and sportsmen.
Then, we need to pack the committee room on Wednesday with a show of unity and strength to make sure that legislators who won’t see the light will definitely feel the heat.Everyone will not get to testify, and this will not be a rally, but we need to all be there in a courteous and respectful show of strength. Bus transportation is being planned and coordinated in a joint effort between ANJRPC and NJ2AS. Click here for information and to register – we need to know if you’re coming ASAP so we can finalize arrangements.
On Monday and Tuesday, please call, fax, and email every member of the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee (listed below). Tell them to vote no on these extreme gun and ammunition bans and other new anti-gun measures, and urge them to instead support meaningful measures to address school safety and the mental health system. Tell them that their proposals will not prevent another tragedy, because criminals and madmen who already ignore New Jersey’s thousands of gun laws will not follow another new law.
NOTE: We have received conflicting information over the weekend as to whether anti-gun legislation will be considered by the full Assembly on Thursday, February 14.Accordingly, at this time we are only targeting the committee hearing on Wednesday, February 13th for attendance by gun owners.
Click here for detailed analysis of each of the 24 bills being heard on Wednesday.
ACTION: Email committee members either individually or cut and paste this email address chain:
AswWatsonColeman@njleg.org; AsmRible@njleg.org; AsmPeterson@njleg.org; AsmMcGuckin@njleg.org; AsmsKean@njleg.org; AsmCryan@njleg.org; AsmConnors@njleg.org; AsmBenson@njleg.org; AsmAlbano@njleg.org; AsmWilson@njleg.org; AsmMainor@njleg.org
MEMBERS OF THE NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
Charles Mainor (Chair) (D31)
Gilbert L. Wilson (Vice Chair) (D5)
Nelson T. Albano (D1)
Daniel R. Benson (D14)
Sean Connors (D33)
Joseph Cryan (D20)
Sean T. Kean (R30)
Gregory P. McGuckin (R10)
Erik Peterson (R23)
Fax: 908-238-0256 Charles Mainor (Chair) (D31)
David P. Rible (R30)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D15)
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