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Assembly to Vote on Anti-Self-Defense Legislation–Thursday
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Resolution and New Bill on Right to Carry Intentionally Blocks Self-Defense By Those Facing Serious Threats


Please Immediately Tell Assembly Members to Vote No!


On Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m., the New Jersey Assembly is scheduled to consider  ACR175 and A3689 – companion bills whose purpose is to kill State Police regulations incrementally improving right to carry that were recommended by Governor Christie late last year.


Please immediately tell all members of the Assembly to vote NO on ACR175, and A3689.  Tell them to instead support the right of those facing serious threats to protect themselves where government has abandoned its obligation to do so. 


Outraged by the recent promulgation of State Police regulations making a minor incremental improvement in right to carry, anti-gun legislators fast-tracked legislation through committees in both houses of the legislature to kill the new regulations before they were even formally adopted. ACR175 is the Assembly version of that resolution, and it has now been paired with A3689, sponsored by Assemblyman Louis Greenwald (D-6).  A3689 is an attempt to permanently cement in place New Jersey’s current unconstitutional carry permit standard.


Only in the Garden State do lawmakers openly block self-defense by those facing serious threats and tout it as a good thing.  And only in the New Jersey does the state constitution contain an obscure provision allowing the legislature to unilaterally kill regulations issued by an entirely separate branch of government in a simple “resolution” that does not require the Governor’s signature to be effective.


Police owe no duty to protect individual citizens – a troubling doctrine repeatedly affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court.  That means you’re on your own in an emergency, yet those who wish to take responsibility for their own safety are effectively blocked from doing so by New Jersey’s absurdly (and unconstitutionally) restrictive carry law. 


The pending state police regulations recommended by Governor Christie represent a small incremental improvement, allowing those facing “serious threats” to qualify.  Anti-gun legislators, who themselves enjoy the armed protection of State House security details, hypocritically are working to block everyone else’s self-defense rights.  ACR175 and A3689 would be more aptly named the Citizen’s Victimization Act.


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