Open Letter: NJ Legislators, Vote "NO" On Murphy's Freedom-Killing Anti-Gun Bills

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It’s been a wild week of legislative notifications in New Jersey. I reported yesterday about some possible shenanigans coming from Governor Phil Murphy and his cronies, possibly trying to chill the exercise of constitutionally protected rights. A ban on people that don’t show proof of a vaccine or negative COVID test is in place to those wishing to gain access to the capitol. This includes – everyone. With several announcements from the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) about the impending doom of more legislation, New Jersey patriots have been busy calling, emailing, faxing, and writing our representatives to tell them to vote “no” on any new laws that will infringe on the Second Amendment.

The night of December 9th, another notice came in across the wire from ANJRPC.

December 9, 2021. As we predicted in yesterday’s alert, not only are the so-called “safe storage” of firearms and new resident gun registration bills being heard in Assembly committee on Monday, December 13, but four additional gun bills have been added to the agenda, and it isn’t pretty.

The additional bills are (1) a ban on 50 caliber firearms that will outlaw a huge number of firearms (not only the 50 BMG); (2) ammunition registration; (3) a ban on firearms that do not “microstamp” the firearm serial number on each round fired, and; (4) Renewal of FID cards every 4 years and a mandatory training required merely to OWN firearms. More detailed analysis of these bills by gun law attorney Evan Nappen is below.
PLEASE ONCE AGAIN CLICK HERE TO EMAIL EVERY ASSEMBLY MEMBER AND TELL THEM TO OPPOSE THE GUN BILLS BEING HEARD IN THE ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 13. TELL THEM THAT THESE PROPOSALS DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO STOP GUN CRIME OR GUN CRIMINALS, AND THAT THE ONLY THING THEY DO IS HARRASS HONEST, LAW-ABIDING PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, AND THAT NO ONE WILL BE MADE SAFER BY ANY OF THESE BILLS.

Tired of reading about New Jersey? Well, I’m tired of writing about it. However, it’s important for all people across the Union to see and know what can and will happen if you allow it to. We want to keep these bad policies in states like New Jersey, and also reverse them. Trust me, you don’t want to have lawmakers that have zero regard for your personal safety and civil liberties. This is an uphill battle and really, you, the rest of the country can help in the same way that the citizens of New Jersey are fighting this fight. Feel free to email these lawmakers too. Feel free to join and support the groups fighting in the battle ground states. Sign up for the notifications. The more of a unified voice we have, the better able we’ll be to stave off and stop unconstitutional provisions from becoming law.

With that, my open letter to the members of the Assembly and Senate on the latest intelligence:

Attention Senators and Members of the Assembly,

It was just the other day that I wrote to you about two bills being considered for a vote/committee hearing: A5647 and A3686 (email below) and now I’ve been notified about more restrictions that are being pushed on the law abiding gun owner. This message I have sent to all members of the NJ legislature preemptive of any action, committee meetings, etc.

First and foremost, no “gun control” law is effective – ever. The criminals will break the laws. Why the placing of more restrictions on rights does the legislature think that there’ll be less crime and or we’ll be more safe is beyond me. Time and time again it’s been proven that these laws do not work.

The undue burdens and infringements that will come with the proposed legislation needs to be considered.

Concerning the FID Card Proposals A5030, this is a blatantly unconstitutional proposal. No other right requires training in order to enjoy it. Literacy tests were deemed unconstitutional to vote, therefore they are unconstitutional for firearm ownership! Further, in the state of New Jersey, to have us have to renew these documents every four years is beyond burdensome. The current system is already slow and bogged down…now toss in the additional one million + gun owners having to reapply every four years? That’s going to average a quarter million additional FID Card issuances a year. If anything, not only should our FID Cards remain lifetime documents – remember this is a RIGHT – the pistol purchasers permits should also be lifetime, with only a (free and provided by the FFL/State without applying for it) certificate of registration being needed at the time of sale (which is also unconstitutional mind you).

I propose that you set up a system of encouraging training rather than mandating it. An article I wrote at “Bearing Arms” discusses this concept and I urge you to read and distribute it:

The FID card provision of our law is currently being challenged as it is, because it’s already an infringement on a civil right. CNJFO, SAF, ANJRPC, NJ2AS and FPC are all on the lawsuit.

The .50 caliber ban A1280 is absurd. No crime is ever committed with these firearms and this is just pandering from Governor Murphy. This is to score some points with his anti-freedom caucus base. These rifles are expensive, bulky, and not easy to transport. Further, the language of the bill would outlaw .50 caliber handguns as well. That’ s bit of a bait and switch when the Governor talks about “taking down aircraft” with a rifle of this magnitude.

Bill A1292 Handgun Ammunition Electronic Registration is also a useless provision. All this will lead to is the potential harassments of those that purchase large quantities of ammunition such as competitive shooters and instructors.

And finally A5787 Semi-Automatic Handgun Micro-Stamping & Database is a de facto ban on handguns. I think this is known by the legislature and not an unintended consequence, but rather a welcomed provision of the law. This technology does not exist. It probably never will exist. Voting for this is essentially saying that you’re okay with ZERO semi-automatic firearms ever being sold in the Garden State again.

The other bills that are being discussed I covered in my former email, below.

In short, vote “NO” to any and all bills that will affect the Second Amendment negatively. With a speculated win in the NYSRPA v. Bruen case, the legislature should be discussing and passing a new carry law. Remember, this past election is showing a serge in populist politics. The voters and citizens of New Jersey are not happy with more restrictions. Murphy did not win by a landside…and Sweeney, well, we all know what happened to him – he got hit by a political truck known as Durr.

Don’t cost the tax payers more money. Any and all laws proposed will be challenged.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss any “gun control” measures with me, please reach out. Also, should you wish to talk on the record and do an interview, I’ll happily report on what we talk about either at “AmmoLand News” or “Bearing Arms“, where I write.

Warmest Regards,
John Petrolino
www.johnpetrolino.com

Hopefully the legislators in New Jersey will get the message. There’s speculation that Governor Phil Murphy is eyeing the Presidency. Remember that America. Take note of what he’s all about and his complete disregard for the law abiding, tax paying, citizen – never mind us lowly scum Second Amendment supporters and gun owners. We’ll be keeping an eye on the freedom crushing proposals in New Jersey and the rest of the country, and will report back with our findings. Should you feel like you’d like to take a stab at telling the New Jersey lawmakers what you think of their proposals – and I urge everyone to be polite, you can check out these pages that ANJRPC put together to make the process easy:

Combined Senate and Assembly Email Addresses – Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (anjrpc.org)

New Jersey State Senate Email Addresses – Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (anjrpc.org)

Assembly Email Addresses – Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (anjrpc.org)