Please Keep Telling Legislators to Vote No On Overrides!
On Monday, June 27, the following actions were taken in the New Jersey legislature:
1. Both the Senate and Assembly postponed votes to override Governor Christie’s veto of S805 / A1211 (so-called “domestic violence” legislation that fails to harshly punish violent offenders and instead harasses and redundantly regulates gun owners). More background information on this legislation is available here. Veto override attempts are likely to be rescheduled soon, possibly as early as Thursday, June 30.
2. In a largely partisan vote of 22-17, the Senate passed S2165 / A3689 (legislation that would kill new State Police regulations incrementally improving right to carry, and permanently cement in place New Jersey’s current unconstitutional “justifiable need” standard). More background information on this legislation is available here. The legislation now moves to Governor Christie’s desk. The Governor has 45 days to act (subject to possible extension due to summer legislative recess).
3. In a largely partisan vote of 44-30, the Assembly passed a newly amended version of A1426 / S816 (so-called “smart gun” legislation, creating a new state bureaucracy whose purpose is to force market acceptance of the unproven technology by requiring dealers to offer smart guns for sale). More background information is available here. This legislation now moves to Governor Christie’s desk. The Governor has 45 days to act (subject to possible extension due to summer legislative recess).
As soon as the detailed vote rosters on these bills become available, ANJRPC will issue a follow-up alert with that information.
Please continue to contact all members of the State Legislature and tell them to VOTE NO on the override of Governor Christie’s veto of S805 / A1211, and instead support proposals that severely punish those who commit violent acts in the domestic setting. An override on this legislation would set an unacceptable precedent and lead to more of the same.
CLICK HERE for a list of every legislator’s email addresses that can be copied and pasted into your email program.
It is critical that gun owners make their voice heard on these veto override attempts. This is just the beginning of an anti-gun push that will carry over into Summer.
Please tell legislators to vote “no” now, and please prepare to engage further in defense of freedom and the Second Amendment as anti-gun attacks increase this summer.