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  1. I will get to the ammo in a second... A lot can be said about the various 2nd Amendment groups within the state of NJ, along with those on a national level. In a perfect world they would join forces, put aside differences, and strive to move NJ to be more in line with the rest of the country in regards to 2nd Amendment rights & freedoms. But whether or not you agree with any particular groups tactics or methods, these are the people who are fighting our battles for us. NJ2AS is running a "matching donation" event till January 2nd, 2016. This was sent out as an email blast which can be seen below. Depending on your caliber of choice three boxes of ammo is roughly $30 to $45 (re-loaders aside). Instead of spending that money on more ammo, this should be viewed as an opportunity to help further the cause of a 2nd Amendment group in NJ. And with matching donations, your giving twice the assistance. I have "put your money where your mouth is" by making a $45 donation, and I ask of you to do the same. New Jersey Gun Forums could be a powerful force if we could stand together. I am hoping this is a start. The Email from NJ2AS is pasted below: ================================ 2015 has been an excited year of activism for the NJ2AS. We are quickly becoming known as the "Pit Bulls" for the Second Amendment in NJ and rightfully so. Instead of shifting blame and pointing the finger we are attacking the problem and standing up for our rights without compromise. Locally and nationally people are recognizing our activism but we need your help and support to continue to defend our civil rights. Unlike the unAmericans who hate our freedoms and rights we do not have billionaires like Soros and Bloomberg funding our campaigns. The attacks against us will get worse in 2016 so that is why I need your help. The ability to continue and expand our activism and programs rely solely on your donations. A group of generous donors have agreed to match your donation till January 2, 2016! This is an incredible opportunity and I hope we can depend on your support to make 2016 even more amazing! Also, anyone who makes a $150+ donation will receive a signed copy of Brian Aitken's book, The Blue Tent Sky, AND a signed copy of Alan Gottlieb's book, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don't Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd. This offer is only available to the first 20 donors. You can donate by clicking the DONATE tab at the top right corner of this e-mail or by visiting: http://NJ2AS.com/Donate I hope I can count on you for your support! Sincerely, Alexander Roubian NJ2AS President ================================ Thank you for reading this and your consideration - Tactical Monkey
  2. Cherry Hill just announced a new Chief of Police, Capt. William "Bud" Monaghan. I was wondering if anyone knows him personally or knows anything about him. We're hoping he's 2A friendly, but he hasn't been tested, yet, to my knowledge. As you guys probably already know, for FID/PPP, Cherry HIll currently requires an illegal and frustrating consent form for next-of-kin (aka Spousal Consent Form) and they also require both the next-of-kin (normally the spouse) and both references to have their forms notarized before they are accepted. I was typically getting (relatively reasonable) 2-3 month turn-arounds on my requests, but this time I didn't place any status calls along the way, just to see how long it would take. I submitted my forms in July (and my references got their forms back right away) and I have yet to hear from the PD so far (as of 12/9/13). If this new Chief of Police is more 2A friendly than his predecessor, we may have some opportunity for an easy and amicable outcome with NJ2AS's Operation Establish Compliance (OEC) which has not taken on Cherry Hill, so far. http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=418
  3. Tonight is the NJ2AS Year End meeting, taking place in Tom's River. 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM. I have registered and am planning to attend. Anyone else planning to attend? (I hope a bunch.) Would be great to meet and introduce ourselves. regards, Art
  4. NJ2AS FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN PANTANO NJ SUPREME COURT CASE October 2, 2013 On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) filed a "friend of the Court" brief in a State Supreme Court appeal challenging New Jersey's "justifiable need" requirement to obtain a Permit to Carry a Handgun. The Plaintiff, Richard Pantano, is being represented by Evan Nappen, noted civil rights attorney and close friend and supporter of NJ2AS. Click this link to read the entire post and view the brief. http://www.nj2as.com/blog?mode=PostView&bmi=1403707
  5. For the latest news from NJ2AS, please visit our blog by clicking on this link. Recent posts include the July Monthly Newsletter, the announcement about Evan Nappen's "Justifiable Need" appeals case, and comments by NJ2AS President Frank Fiamingo regarding Sheila Oliver's comment on the Constitution being "irrelevant". To stay up to date with what's going on, please visit www.nj2as.com and join or sign up for the email alerts.
  6. Hi guys, Here is a video I made for the NJ2AS rally on April 30th. Hope this help to get the word out.
  7. NJ2AS MARCH MONTHLY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The monthly meeting of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society will be held Thursday March 28, 2013 at South Jersey Shooting Club, 840 Piney Hollow Road, Winslow, NJ 08043 (www.southjerseyshootingclub.com). Please register at www.nj2as.com We will be recapping the events of the NJ2AS rally, Assembly hearings on the 20+ proposed gun control measures, and counter protest events NJ2AS has participated in. Discussions on what NJ2AS has planned next, President Frank Fiamingo's meeting with Senator Sweeney, and NJ2AS organizational structure will take place. Most importantly, we will be taking suggestions from our members on how to continue to grow our numbers and what you would like to see NJ2AS doing to achieve this. SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER NJ SENATE CANDIDATE, ATLANTIC COUNTY SHERIFF, AND PRESIDENT OF THE SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION OF NJ FRANK BALLES Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles will be addressing the membership about the current gun control measures being discussed at both the federal and state levels. He is the president of the NJ Sheriff's Association, and a candidate for NJ State Senate this November on the Republican ticket running against Senator Jim Whelan in District 2 (Atlantic). Sheriff Balles is a supporter of second amendment rights. He has served as Atlantic County Sheriff since January 2009 and has accomplished much during his term. His complete bio can be viewed here http://www.acsheriff.org/main/aboutus/balles.asp . Information on the NJ Sheriff's association can be found at this link http://njsheriff.org . Please make every effort to attend this meeting and feel free to bring your friends. Not a member yet? You can sign up and join at the meeting. Due to scheduling conflicts we WILL NOT be offering concealed carry classes/processing (CCW) at this meeting.
  8. Please share this information with your local, county, and state level elected officials. We also encourage anyone running for office this year to attend. FAITH, FAMILY, FREEDOM, AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT March 19, 2013, Kenilworth, NJ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) in conjunction with the women of "The Last Civil Right" will be conducting a press conference and reception on the topic of the human rights protected by the constitution and their critical relationship to Faith, Family, and Freedom. All local officials, mayors, county officials, members of the NJ Senate and Assembly, and our New Jersey US Congressmen and Senators are encouraged to attend. This unique event is intended as a challenge to our elected officials to listen to their constituents about the true underlying causes of violence in our communities. You will hear a number of unique and independent perspectives including those of our Faith-Based Community Leaders, Pro-Family Activists and Second Amendment Rights Proponents. Potential solutions to reduce or eliminate the violence without infringing upon the fundamental rights of the people of our communities will be offered and considered. These problems will not resolve themselves. It is clear that civilian firearm ownership is not the cause of violence. The law abiding citizens of New Jersey are tired of proposed solutions that do not address the real problems. It is time that our elected officials listened to the people who hold Faith, Family, and Freedom paramount instead of pursuing restrictions that have no effect on criminals. The people have spoken, and are considering the positions of elected officials as we all look to the coming elections this year. This event will be held on Tuesday evening March 19, 2013 at the VFW Hall, 33 South 21st Street in Kenilworth, NJ 07033. The Press Conference will begin promptly at 6:00PM and the reception will follow. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. We ask that you RSVP by registering for this special event at www.nj2as.com. Seating is limited and registration is necessary to avoid disappointment. The list of speakers include community leaders such as Pastor Shannon Wright of "The Last Civil Right" from Plainfield, NJ, Committeewoman for Milton Township, DuPage County of Chicago, IL Babetter Holder-Youngberg, Co-author of "The last Civil Right", "The White Folks Guide to Understanding the Black Community", and "Get Out The Vote" Kuuleme Stephens, Pro-family activist and leader Ms. Carolee Adams of Eagle Forum, Independent, Conservative Podcaster Reverend Kenn Blanchard (AKA "Black Man With A Gun"), and New Jersey Second Amendment Society President and co-founder Frank Jack Fiamingo. Biographies for the presenters can be found at www.nj2as.com. A list of public officials attending will be provided for the benefit of those in the community that will be pursuing these topics independently. We urge all citizens who wish to inform themselves and their elected representatives about practical solutions to the violence problems faced in the suburban and urban communities of NJ to attend. Register today, you will not be disappointed. For more information on this event, please contact NJ2AS President Frank Fiamingo at 609-848-0507
  9. OPERATION ESTABLISH COMPLIANCE'S CONTINUED SUCCESS: 8 MORE TOWNS AGREE TO COMPLY WITH STATE LAW by Rich Petkevis, Director of Media Relations New Jersey Second Amendment Society MANAHAWKIN - The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) is pleased to announce that 8 more towns have agreed to comply with NJ state law and remove their illegal additional forms when applying for a NJ Firearms ID card and/or NJ Permit to Purchase a Pistol. These towns are: Eatontown Branchburg Clinton Bridgewater Mansfield Hamilton Parsippany Franklin (Hunterdon) In most cases, the town and/or chief of police were cooperative and agreed with NJ2AS after reviewing our complaint. We thank them for their professionalism and support. Operation Establish Compliance (OEC) is an ongoing project of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society which seeks to notify municipal police departments who are in violation of NJ state law with regard to firearms permitting and help them correct their procedures. Since 2011, twenty towns have agreed to comply with NJ state law thanks to OEC. NJ State Law says: 2C:58-3f. ... There shall be no conditions or requirements added to the form of content of the application, or required by the licensing authority for the issuance of a permit or identification card, other than those that are specifically set forth in this chapter. There are municipal police departments that violate this statute as a matter of policy. NJ2AS has seen some of these additional forms, many of which have nothing to do with firearms. If you are a NJ resident who is applying for your firearms identification card or permit to purchase a hand gun, the only forms required by the NJ State law are the SP-66 "Consent For Mental Health Records Search", and S.T.S 033 "Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit". If your town requires extra paperwork, please visit the Operation Establish Compliance link on the NJ2AS web site (www.nj2as.com) for information regarding what you can do to help correct this problem. For more information on Operation Establish Compliance, the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, to sign up for membership or free email alerts, please visit our web site at www.nj2as.com . ###
  10. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney will be on IQ 106.9 FM news Philadelphia Friday morning February 22 weighing in on NJ's proposed gun control measures. The station announced he will be on the air approximately 7:35 AM. We urge everyone to listen in to hear what Senator Sweeny has to say about the proposed legislation. If you are not range of the Philadelphia radio market, you can listen online at www.iq1069.com The call in number for the morning news show is listed as 215-425-1069 on the web site. The station did not mention if they would allow the senator to take calls while on the air. A copy of the news story published by the radio station regarding the NJ gun control measures can be found here: www.iq1069.com/2013/02/21/garden-state-gun-laws-changing/
  11. Subject line: Maximum effectiveness visiting Trenton on Thursday Thank you to those of you planning to protest the proposed anti-2A legislation pending in Thursday’s vote. NJ2AS is asking you to arrive early and visit your Assemblyman’s office to HAND-DELIVER a letter with the text below which includes an analysis of the pending legislation. (In an ideal world you can/should personalize this letter to your representative with your signature and address.) Please hand-deliver the letter below to your representative early in Thursday morning. Dear (Representative), I am making a personal appeal to you to vote against the package of anti-Second Amendment legislation pending in today’s session. These bills are nothing more than political grandstanding that will not deter crime or keep guns out of the hands of criminals and gangs that wish to use them against society. On behalf of 1,000,000 New Jersey constitutional rights advocates and families I urge you to oppose and support the following: BILLS TO OPPOSE A588 (Spencer/Coutinho/Deignan) Prohibits possession of ammunition capable of penetrating body armor. Analysis: Effectively bans most rifle rounds. (Most body armor worn by police is only designed to stop handgun rounds; armor that stops rifle rounds is available, but not in common usage.) Gives Attorney General unilateral authority to ban specific rounds. Well intentioned or not, this would ban most rifle ammunition and render most rifles useless in the Garden State, including single shot rifles. Criminals will not follow this law. It will have no impact on school safety or mental health. A1329 (Greenwald/Quijano/Coutinho) Reduces maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. Analysis: Reduces magazine capacity limit from 15 to 10 rounds. Interferes with self- defense, puts law-abiding citizens at a disadvantage in home invasions and other emergencies. Will not stop another tragedy, as magazines are capable of being changed quickly. Will be ignored by criminals, who will have advantage over the law-abiding. No impact on crime. No impact on school safety or mental health. Note: There is separate legislation to reduce magazine capacity to five rounds, but it is not presently scheduled to be considered on February 13. A1387 (Wilson/Johnson) Permits municipalities to establish weapons free zones around schools and public facilities. Analysis: Empowers cities and towns to create known areas around schools, parks and other public facilities where it is advertised to criminals and madmen that their victims are unarmed and defenseless. Creates large swaths of land where the exercise of Second Amendment rights is ostensibly outlawed. Attempts to create exemptions, but fails to adequately do so (examples: fails to exempt CCW permit holders and ranges, and attempted exemption of gun club members is flawed and exempts no one). Criminals will not follow gun free zones. Potential impact on crime: increased risk to law-abiding citizens within those zones. No impact on school safety or mental health. A3510 (Johnson/Vainieri Huttle) Requires proof of firearms safety training as a condition for issuance of firearms purchaser ID cards and permits to purchase handguns. Analysis: Requires firearms training in order to own firearms. Puts pre-conditions on the exercise of a Constitutional right (like requiring public speaking training before exercise of First Amendment rights). Presumes that firearms owners are not safe or knowledgeable. Affects only law-abiding citizens. No impact on criminals (who do not obtain firearms using permits and FID cards), school security or mental health. A3645 (Greenwald/Eustace/Mosquera) Requires ammunition sales and transfers be conducted as face-to-face transactions. Analysis: Bans Internet and catalog sales of ammunition and requires that ammunition be purchased in face-to-face transactions. Restricts sales of a lawful product. Gives a monopoly to NJ sellers. During supply shortages, interferes with self-defense and competitive shooting by precluding access to supplies available elsewhere. Apparently, legislators do not understand that online retailers require ID of purchasers, and that there is an electronic record of online sales. Only affects law-abiding citizens. Redundant/conflicts with other similar pending bills being considered. No impact on criminals (who will not follow it), school safety or mental health. A3646 (Greenwald) Establishes a regulatory system to govern the sale and transfer of ammunition. Analysis: Bans Internet and catalog sales of ammunition. Restricts sales of a lawful product. Gives a monopoly to NJ sellers. During supply shortages, interferes with self-defense and competitive shooting by precluding access to supplies available elsewhere. Apparently, legislators do not understand that online retailers require ID of purchasers, and that there is an electronic record of online sales. Only affects law-abiding citizens. Redundant/conflicts with other similar pending bills being considered. No impact on criminals (who will not follow it), school safety, or mental health. A3666 (Cryan/O’Donnell/Jasey) Prohibits mail order, Internet, telephone, and any other anonymous method of ammunition sale or transfer in New Jersey. Analysis: Bans internet and catalog sales of ammunition. Restricts sales of a lawful product. Gives a monopoly to NJ sellers. During supply shortages, interferes with self-defense and competitive shooting by precluding access to supplies available elsewhere. Apparently legislators do not understand that online retailers require ID of purchasers, and that there is an electronic record of online sales. Only affects law- abiding citizens. Redundant/conflicts with other similar pending bills being considered. No impact on criminals (who will not follow it), school safety, or mental health. A3754 (Cryan/O’Donnell/Quijano) Requires firearms seizure when mental health professional determines patient poses threat of harm to self or others. Analysis: Gives unprecedented power to suspend Constitutional rights and seize firearms to unaccountable health professionals, who are defined to include nurses, social workers and marriage counselors! Turns health professionals into spies and pressures them to err on the side of declaring someone a danger rather than face potential professional liability for failing to do so. Fails to provide due process to firearms owners, and creates potential for enormous abuse by anti-gun health professionals. The powers described in this bill properly belong in the courts, where due process must be provided, and not in the hands of unaccountable health professionals. This bill potentially impacts crime, mental health, and school safety, but is overkill in the extreme, is reminiscent of a police state, and fails to include important safeguards to protect Constitutional rights. A3772 (Eustace/Wagner/Vanieri Huttle) Requires that firearms purchaser identification cards display picture; mandates that firearms purchaser identification cards be renewed every five years. Analysis: Wipes out existing FID cards, which were supposed to be good for life, to require a new card with photo ID (apparently legislators do not understand that a photo ID is already required by Federal law at point of purchase from NJ dealers). Creates a massive new bureaucracy to implement and process card issuance and renewals. Makes firearms ownership more expensive and therefore less accessible to low-income citizens. Potential administrative nightmare and potential for extensive delays that interfere with exercise of Constitutional rights. Would eliminate the need for handgun purchase permits, but this legislation fails to address that and does not end the current permitting scheme which would still be retained. No impact on crime, school safety, or mental health. A3796 (Mainor) Provides 90-day window for persons to dispose of certain unlawfully possessed firearms. Analysis: Reopens for 90 days the window that closed in 1991, for owners of banned firearms to transfer or surrender those firearms. New Jersey’s assault firearms ban trapped owners of banned guns who did not surrender or sell them within the time period specified in that law. Since 1991, those owners have been left with no lawful avenue to comply. This legislation does not create a long enough window for notification of every gun owner in the State, and should create a meaningful opportunity for compliance (90 days is unnecessarily stingy). It also fails to reopen the window for unlawful magazines and ammunition. No impact on crime, school safety, or mental health. A3659 (Barnes, III/Johnson) Revises definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of .50 caliber or greater. Analysis: This bill is an attack on gun owners and sportsmen, banning many popular firearms and forcing their sale, destruction, or confiscation by the state. Pretends to ban only the .50 BMG rifle, but bans every rifle-barreled shotgun in the State (one of the most popular and widely used firearms), and many modern hunting rifles and handguns. Although the bill attempts to exempt shotguns, rifle-barreled shotguns are NOT covered by the exemption, because they do not have a smooth bore and therefore do not fit within New Jersey’s definition of “shotgun” under 2C:39-1(n). That definition specifies that a firearm must have a smooth bore (meaning no rifling) in order to be considered a shotgun. This legislation would also ban numerous rifles and handguns (see detailed list at the end of this document for particulars). This legislation contains no grandfathering; if it passes, gun owners will be under threat of criminal prosecution and incarceration if they do not sell, destroy, or turn these firearms in to the State in a forced buyback within one year. As for the .50 BMG rifle itself, it is not a threat to public safety because it is not used by criminals. With price tags as high as $10,000, they are exorbitantly expensive, large, heavy, difficult to conceal, and their military ammunition is already illegal in New Jersey. They are owned by professionals like doctors and lawyers who are able to afford them, who use them for matches, competition, and precision target shooting. Banning them will not impact crime or prevent another tragedy. This legislation has no impact on crime, school safety, or mental health. A1116 (Fuentes/Spencer) Establishes 180 day prohibition on purchase of handgun for certain individuals who fail to report loss or theft of firearm. Analysis: Suspends Second Amendment rights for six months for failure to report a lost or stolen firearm within 36 hours of discovery. Supposedly aimed at traffickers but naively presumes that traffickers buy their guns from dealers using permits. Has a punitive effect on law abiding gun owners who inadvertently miss the 36-hour reporting deadline. Has no impact on criminals. Has no impact on school safety or mental health. A3668 (Jasey/McKeon/Cryan) Prohibits investment by State of pension and annuity funds in companies manufacturing, importing, and selling assault firearms for civilian use. (pending referral). Analysis: Attempts to punish firearms manufacturers and coerce them into not selling semi- automatic firearms to civilians, by pulling state pension fund investments from those manufacturers who DO sell to civilians. Precludes the State from benefitting from high returns on investment in firearms manufacturing companies. No impact on crime, school safety or mental health. A3687 (Stender/Fuentes) Disqualifies person named on federal Terrorist Watchlist from obtaining firearms identification card or permit to purchase handgun. Analysis: Deprives Second Amendment rights without due process, based on a secret list compiled by government bureaucrats with no published standards, no way to correct errors (US Senators have been placed erroneously on the list), and potential for enormous abuse by anti-gun government bureaucrats. No one wants terrorists to have access to firearms, but gun owners, military veterans, conservatives and others could easily be mislabeled as terrorists (in order to deprive them of their rights), and there is evidence that officials in the current administration have said as much. Deprivation of Constitutional rights without due process is unconstitutional. No impact on school safety or mental health. Possible impacts on crime. A3717 (Lampitt/Singleton) Requires submission of certain mental health records to National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Analysis: Requires submission of certain mental health records to NICS. Potentially redundant with New Jersey’s existing mental health background checks required for issuance of handgun permits and FID cards. Legislation should specify that only records of persons who have had judicial due process (with an appeals process) should be submitted. Impacts mental health. A3748 (O’Donnell/Mainor/McKeon) Requires background check for private gun sales. Analysis: Eliminates all private sales. Apparently, legislators do not realize that private sales of handguns in NJ require a permit (which is only issued after a background check, and is still filed with the state and town), or that private sales of long guns require a firearms ID card (only issued after a background check) and mandated paperwork. Bill exempts police (private firearms collections of law enforcement should NOT be exempted), and attempts to exempt family members but fails to include transfers to siblings or parents. Also attempts to exempt curio & relic FFL holders, who are virtually nonexistent in NJ (since the failure of any FFL holder to also have a state license is a crime). Legislation also imposes potential delays on exercise of Second Amendment rights and self defense (since December, 2012, given the huge volume of people buying firearms, background checks have been anything but “instant” in New Jersey, often requiring 5 or more days for approvals). The bill would also have the effect of imposing additional fees that otherwise would not be charged. Bill also contains a serious drafting error on page 3. Will not be followed by criminals. No impact on crime, school safety, or mental health. A3750 (Cryan/O’Donnell/Quijano) Establishes regulatory and reporting program for all ammunition sales. Analysis: Requires dealers to document all ammunition sales and report them electronically to the State Police, including type and quantity of ammunition being purchased, and the identity of the purchaser. Creates a database of ammunition purchasers, and lays the groundwork for future restrictions and targeting of competitors, collectors, and target shooters who purchase ammunition in bulk. In combination with other ammunition bills being considered, restricts sales of a lawful product, gives a monopoly to NJ sellers, and during supply shortages, interferes with self-defense and competitive shooting by precluding access to supplies available elsewhere. Only affects law-abiding citizens. Redundant/conflicts with other similar pending bills being considered. No impact on criminals (who will not follow it), school safety, or mental health. AR143 (Quijano/Cryan/O’Donnell) Expresses support for Attorney General's gun buyback program. Analysis: Does not change state law. Potential impact on crime: gun buybacks allow criminals to dispose of (and profit from) crime guns with impunity, at taxpayer expense. Gun buybacks also allow for possible destruction of evidence that could help solve crimes, also at taxpayer expense. No impact on school safety, or mental health. AR144 (Oliver) Urges Governor Christie’s Administration not to apply for annual exemption from requirements of federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (pending referral). Analysis: Does not change state law. No impact on crime or school safety. Possible impacts on mental health. A1613 (Bramnick/Johnson) Establishes Educational Security Task Force. Analysis: Establishes a task force to help the State Board of Education develop statewide security guidelines and standards for school districts. Has potential to positively impact school safety, depending on task force results. Does not appear to directly threaten Second Amendment rights at this time. A3583 (Wilson) Creates task force to explore areas to improve school safety (pending intro and referral). Analysis: None (bill text unavailable at time of this posting) A3797 (Mainor) Requires law enforcement to report certain firearms information to inter-jurisdictional electronic databases including the national Integrated Ballistics Identification Network. Analysis: Would mandate statewide law enforcement reporting of information about firearms and spent casings recovered to national law enforcement databases. Fails to require that the information be made available only to law enforcement for investigative purposes, and fails to require that crime guns be distinguished from guns recovered from fires, floods, buybacks, and other non-crime sources. Potential impacts on crime. No impact on school safety or mental health. ACR180 (Greenwald) Urges President and Congress of United States to enact legislation enforcing stricter firearms control measures (pending intro and referral). Analysis: None (bill text unavailable at the time of this alert). BILLS TO SUPPORT A3788 (Rible/Dancer) Codifies regulation exempting firearms records from State's open public records law; abolishes common law right of access to these records. Analysis: Strengthens state law mandating the confidentiality of gun owner information. Helps prevent a New York-type situation where media publishes personal information of firearms owners. Possible impacts on crime (prevents theft from gun owners resulting from publishing of their information). No impacts on school safety or mental health. Note: ANJRPC supports this legislation. Sincerely, Your signature Address
  12. NJ LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE PUSHES THROUGH ANTI FREEDOM BILLS DESPITE OVERWHELMING OPPOSITION By Rich Petkevis NJ2AS Media Relations [email protected] On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, the New Jersey Law and Public Safety Committee heard testimony on 24 anti freedom bills. Approximately 500 liberty minded people showed up to testify against these bills, however only about 200 actually made it into the State House. The other 300 were forced to stay outside during the hearings. Around a half dozen people were on hand to testify in favor of the proposed legislation. The day started with Committee Chair ASM Charles Mainor declaring all bills would move out of committee and into the general assembly. This bold statement set the tone for the day. As the hearing got under way, it was evident that the chairman and the majority of the committee had no plans on listening to any of those who testified against the bills. The first two pieces of legislation were then hurried through, and only 5 people allowed to testify on each. It was brought to the attention of ASM Mainor that more than 5 people wanted to testify on these bills, and explained that people were told to write “testify on all” instead of individually listing each bill when registering for the day. ASM Mainor then offered to allow testimony after the committee voted on the bills, further insulting the majority of the crowd. The reaction of the crowd forced Mainor to allow people to testify on all the bills, then voting would happen at the end of the day. Several members of the NJ2AS, ANJRPC, various Tea Party organizations, and other liberty minded citizens came up to testify. People were told there was a two minute time limit, however anyone who went up to speak in favor of the rights restricting legislation were pretty much allowed to talk as long as they wanted. Anyone testifying against the bills were held strictly to the two minute time limit. Toward the end of the day, a Navy Veteran stood up to testify, and called out ASM Mainor for not listening to her being he was having a sidebar conversation when she tried to speak. Mainor quickly shouted back at her, “I am going to conduct my meeting my way, your time is up” drawing much anger from the crowd. It was a long day, and all of the bills left committee and are headed to the NJ general assembly for vote sometime next week. There was one bill that stood to protect the privacy of NJ firearms owners, A3788 which exempts firearms records from NJ’s open public records law. NJ2AS urges all freedom loving, liberty minded citizens who oppose this legislation to call, email, and fax your assembly person and urge them to vote NO on these bills. A complete listing of all 43 bills introduced since January 1, 2013 can be found at the NJ2AS web site under the 2013 NJ Firearms Legislation Link. Please visit www.nj2as.com and register for the free email updates so we can keep you informed with news about these bills and other issues involving the Second Amendment community in NJ.
  13. So I registered for the Cheesequake bus for the rally on February 8th. Would I be able to leave my car at the GSP rest area where the bus will come and go???
  14. We need to pack this room with a large group of 2A supporters. ************************** EVERYONE! On January 28, 2013 the NJ Law and Public Safety Committee will be discussing bill S2430 - Declares violence a public health crisis, recommends expansion of mental health programs, recommends federal adoption of gun control measures, and establishes “Study Commission on Violence.” Sponsored by: Senator RAYMOND J. LESNIAK District 20 (Union) Senator SHIRLEY K. TURNER District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer) Co-Sponsored by: Senators Whelan, Cunningham and Vitale If you read the summary of this bill, It DOES NOT include allowing a member of the 2A community on the commission! Again, pro second amendment citizens would be ignoredduring talks about measures to reduce violence and firearms. Please contact your legislators today and let them know how you feel about this! ************************* Being ignored has gone on too long and it is going to stop right now....If you want to retain your ability to openly own and use firearms,be at this session to STOP the DISRESPECT we receive from Trenton and the Representatives that seem to be representing everyone except WE THE PEOPLE that hold the Second Amendment sacred. ************************** Register Today MEETINGS & EVENTS NJ2AS website ************************** Being discussed in Committee Room 10 ...3rd Floor of the State House Annex.. 10am to 12pm Link to the HTML version of the bill: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2012/Bills/S2500/2430_I1.HTM We need to fill the meeting room with as many members as possible to make our voices heard. Please try and make it ! The future of firearms may be depending on it. This is more than vital..it is essential.
  15. Manny and Jennifer of "THE BULLET HOLE" are GOOD FRIENDS of the NJ2AS and support EVERYTHING we do, ESPECIALLY the rally being held on Friday February 8, 2013. If you have heard anything to the contrary, it is *FALSE*! Manny was into gun-owner-rights before most of you were even born. We don't have time for this kind of distraction. You have *MY* personal assurance that "THE BULLET HOLE" is entirely supportive of our Society. If anyone tells you different, just shut them down.
  16. Went yesterday with the family. Worth the drive(30 mins for me :-) ), lots of vendors/exhibits/stuff to do. They have archery, shotguns, tomahawks, Blackpowder & a cannon you can shoot. The Navesink Hunting Retriever club was there doing some dog demos, think i'm gonna join that club with my lab. the event is free, except some things, rock climbing wall, archery, etc.. but even those things were like $1.00-$3.00 it's at colliers mills, heres the link. http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/expo.htm if you go, be sure to stop by and see Frank and his crew at the NJ2AS booth.. today is the last day.
  17. Alan Gura of the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court decisions will appear at the next meeting of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) on Wednesday Evening February 29, 2012 at 7:30pm at the American Legion Post 129 on 2025 Church Road in Toms River. Alan has agreed to conduct a Q&A session after the meeting. There will also be an opportunity for those who wish to obtain a non-resident CCW permit to do so prior to the meeting starting at 6:00pm.
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