New Jersey Second Amendment Update, Human Rights Still Under Partial Lock Downs
By Scott Bach
New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- It has been an unprecedented time the last several weeks, as NJ officials have tried to use Coronavirus as an excuse to shut down the Second Amendment. Here’s an update on the big picture of where everything stands:
Gun Stores & NICS: Reopened. By executive action on March 21, Governor Murphy shut down gun stores, NICS, and all ranges in the state, preventing millions of law-abiding citizens from obtaining firearms and ammunition, and practicing with firearms. Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) immediately sued to reopen gun stores and NICS. The Trump Administration then issued a national guideline that gun stores should be deemed “essential” and remain open. Under pressure, and with reluctance, Murphy reversed himself and reopened gun stores and NICS, restoring the ability to purchase firearms. As of the date of this email, gun stores and NICS remain open.
Fingerprinting: Reopened. Following Murphy’s reopening of gun stores and NICS, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs began receiving reports that NJ’s electronic fingerprinting contractor was singling out gun permit applicants and refusing to take prints from them. …Read the Rest