NJ2AS– In New Jersey we are fighting to preserve what little is left of our Second Amendment Rights. The NJ Senate and NJ Assembly has been working overtime since Newtown to strip NJ gun owners of more rights, all while passing 16 out of 22 new gun control laws.
All that remains during the next several weeks is for Governor Christie to VETO them, or, they will be automatically enacted. He has vetoed one bill which would have made it impossible for NJ pensions to invest in profitable gun related corporations. The worst are still sitting on his desk. One particularly heinous bill, S2723, would change our current lifetime Firearms ID Cards into a 4 year renewable magnetic strip on our driver’s license, monitored and managed by the NJ Dept of Motor Vehicles.
This bill also prohibits internet or out of State ammo sales and requires many costly hours of NJ approved training. Of course, this magnetic strip can only be read by NJ FFLs, in essence preventing out of State firearm sales and ammo sales as well as private sales.
If the training requirement sounds familiar, that’s because it resembles the old Jim Crow voting las in the South. They want NJ gun owners to have to pay in order to exercise a Constitutional Right. That is just the gist of one bill and there are 14 others equally heinous.
NJ2AS in partnership with Firearms Policy Coalition has been running a campaign which provides anyone from any State the opportunity to let Governor Christie know how we feel about this attempt to eviscerate our Second Amendment Rights in New Jersey. Anyone can fill out the petition, and, once they do so they will be entered to win one of three guns.
Today, July 31st is the final day for the drawing. Just go to StopNJGunControl.org to enter and to let Christie know how you feel, and you could win a gun. Remember, your State could be next. MA Liberal Democrats are currently doing what NJ Liberal Democrats did several months ago; writing feel good knee jerk gun control laws that will do nothing to prevent crime.
Given that Christie is looking to be on the National political stage, it is imperative he knows that the entire Country would never support him if he ignores NJ gun owners’ rights. Just last year, after Aurora, he came out and said he felt NJ had enough gun laws. Well, it’s time for him to put his veto where his mouth is!