New Jersey: “Smart Gun” And “Justifiable Need” Bills Headed To Governor’s Desk

posted on June 30, 2016

On Monday, the New Jersey Legislature moved on three onerous anti-gun laws. S.2165/A.3689, which passed 22-17, requires concealed-carry permit applicants to submit a certification of “justifiable need.” Under the language in this bill, a person must already be in danger before he or she meets the criteria for “needing” a carry permit.

A.1426/S.816, the so-called “Smart Gun” bill, passed 44-30 and replaces the 2002 legislation with a requirement that all gun shops stock at least one “smart” gun. Gov. Christie vetoed a similar bill in 2015. 

Gun owners did win one small victory: A veto override attempt on S.805/A.1211, the so-called “Domestic Violence” legislation, was postponed. This bill would create a sweeping gun prohibition that could ensnare falsely accused and exonerated individuals, with little due process and rights restoration protections.

USE YOUR POWER!

Right now, anti-gun N.J. lawmakers are trying to gather enough votes to override Gov. Christie’s veto of S.805/A.1211. During this critical period, it is imperative that all N.J. gun owners contact their senator and Assembly member and urge them to oppose this override.

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