Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Jersey Senate to Vote on Gun Bills Today

Express Opposition Now

Today, Thursday, May 30, the New Jersey Senate will vote on many anti-gun bills that will do nothing to enhance public safety and only punish federally licensed retailers and law-abiding gun owners. Instead of focusing attention on criminals and enforcing laws already on the books, Senate President Sweeney has decided to further restrict your rights. New Jersey manufacturers and retailers would be directly affected as well, resulting in the loss of good paying jobs and badly needed tax revenue to the state.

The following two bills directly impact the industry and NSSF urges all sportsmen, hunters and gun owners to contact your state senator immediately, telling them to oppose these pieces of legislation:

Senate Bill 2723 -- This omnibus bill sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney includes many different gun control sections which will impact retailers and gun owners throughout the state. It suspends Second Amendment rights if one does not have proof of firearms training, including for all current handgun owners; imposes a seven-day waiting period for handgun purchases; bans all private sales of firearms; effectively creates a registry of ammunition purchases and long gun sales.

Senate Bill 2178 -- Sponsored by state Senators Raymond Lesniak (D-20) and Barbara Buono (D-18), this bill is a flat-out statewide gun ban on possession of .50 caliber firearms. The current version was amended to make this bill effective immediately upon enactment.


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