Washington, DC –
ACR 175/SCR 101 would block the Governor’s executive action on the incremental improvements to the state’s concealed carry standard. Anti-gun lawmakers, led by Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37), have been crystal clear that they oppose self-defense for ordinary citizens. More importantly, they completely oppose concealed carry in New Jersey.
The committee will also hear Assembly Bill 1426 / Senate Bill 816. Like last year’s “smart gun” legislation that was vetoed by Governor Chris Christie, S816, sponsored by state Senator Weinberg, repeals the 2002 smart gun law; however, it forces all gun dealers in the state to provide this unproven technology for sale. This backdoor attempt is nothing more than forced market acceptance of a product that has proven unreliable despite decades of research and development. Presumably, the old smart gun law could then simply be reinstated, and within three years, traditional handgun sales would be forbidden by law.