| Maneuver Intentionally Blocks Those Facing Serious Threats
Please Stand Up For Right to Carry By Contacting
Legislators and Testifying in Person!
Friday August 5, 2016:
|On Monday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room 1 in the State House Annex, the New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hold a procedurally required hearing on the legislature’s maneuver to kill incremental improvements in the “justifiable need” standard to qualify for a handgun carry permit that were recommended by Governor Christie and implemented by the State Police earlier this year.
There will likely be no vote taken by the committee on Monday, but the NJ Constitution (Article V, Section IV, paragraph 6) requires that a transcript of the hearing be provided to all members of the legislature before the entire legislature can take a final vote, so it is important that all members of the legislature hear from gun owners right now.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Please immediately contact all members of the legislature and tell them to:
Vote NO on all attempts to kill the new State Police regulation allowing those facing serious threats to qualify for a carry permit so they can defend themselves in an emergency; and
Replace New Jersey’s medieval and inhumane “justifiable need” carry permit standard (which turns citizens into defenseless victims) with a Constitutional standard that recognizes the right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves with a firearm, especially in the post-Orlando era of terror attacks.
TAKE ACTION MONDAY! Please also attend the hearing in person and stand up for right to carry at this final hearing before the entire legislature votes on whether to unilaterally kill even this modest improvement in right to carry.
Outraged by the recent promulgation of State Police regulations recommended by Governor Christie making a minor incremental improvement in right to carry, anti-gun legislators earlier this year fast-tracked legislation through committees in both houses of the legislature to kill the new regulations before they were even formally adopted. An obscure provision of the New Jersey Constitution allows the legislature to unilaterally invalidate administrative regulations with which it does not agree. Only in the Garden State do lawmakers openly block self-defense by those facing serious threats and tout it as a good thing.
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. In the era of increasing terror attacks, it is all the more important that citizens be empowered to defend themselves in an emergency.
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.
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