lets make this guy ( https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=419 ) the new governor.... why you ask???
because he actually cares and responds to emails:
I sent him the below email (black and red text) after the Murphy presser...and about 30 min later his response in bracketed text
Here's my beef on these items (taken 1 by 1).
Reworking the Firearms Identification Card system (FID) to include mandatory firearms safety course completion to even those who own firearms.
Why do I have to jump through more hoops to get a FID card. I already need references, a clean criminal record, and fingerprints. (All that's missing is a note from my mother and a 4 page essay on why I want to own a gun). Plus if the purpose of all this is to prevent crime, why even add the safety course? I can see it now ... all the members of MS-13 are at the range today to get their required safety course done. FYI - my wife did get professional training when she got her FID and firearm.
Legislation which would require mandatory storage.
I already have a large safe in my basement and a vaultek safe in each night stand. BTW, the vaulteks are really really nice storage units. I am not against the safe storage of my firearms, I just don't want to feel that my storage habits could be subject to an inspection by the state police. And what exactly does this have to do with street crime?
Raising the age to 21 for FID card issuance for long guns
Ya well, when I was growing up the official drinking age was 18 and we all survived. So in NJ if you were 18 and wanted a gun you would need to join the army?
Microstamping. This legislation would require all new semi-automatic handguns to be equipped with microstamping technology
This technology doesn't work, and I can't tell you how often I have found used brass in my pocket a few days after being at the range. My wife now has to check her shoes for trapped brass in her soles, after we found some of our brass in our neighbor's yard.
What's the point anyway, after a shooting the police can trace the casing to a legally owned firearm? Don't most crimes get committed using illegally owned weapons? If I was a criminal (which I am not), I would simply sprinkle other people's brass to obfuscate my involvement assuming that I, again as a criminal mastermind, decided to legally register my gun
Forced market acceptance of “smart guns” by mandating that gun shops sell them
I can tell you with 100% certainty that there is no market whatsoever for this hardware, despite the guys at NJIT who think otherwise. Telling the FFL that they have to hold this stuff in inventory will result in them painting their compliance sample gold and putting it in a trophy case high on the wall.
A .50 Caliber ban. This is a firearm that weighs about 30 lbs.
You probably can count on one hand with 9 fingers to spare the number of people who legally own a 50 cal weapon in Morris county. BTW how many crimes got committed with a 50 cal round last year?
Electronic registering of all ammunition sales.
I would like to see this go in the other direction. All the shops, customers, think the current paper system is a needless pain in the backside. Riddle me this batman, has the current paper system ever been used to even partially solve a crime?
Registering of firearms brought into the state by residents relocating to New Jersey.
This is the same stupidity that almost had Born To Run become the official state song (even though the song is actually about getting OUT of NJ). We won't even talk about how In The Navy by The Village People was an angel's breath away from becoming the US Navy's recruiting anthem. I doubt this is a big problem, it's just another way that some poor guy who never knowingly broke the law can accidentally find himself facing a felony charge.