New Bill on Right to Carry Intentionally Blocks Self-Defense
By Those Facing Serious Threats
Please Immediately Tell Committee Members to Vote No!
On Monday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m., the New Jersey Senate Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider S2165, the Senate version of legislation that has been moving through the Assembly (A3689) whose purpose is to kill State Police regulations incrementally improving right to carry that were recommended by Governor Christie late last year.
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. That legislation has now been paired with S2165, sponsored by Assemblywoman Loretta Weinberg (D-37). S2165 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.
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. S2165 would be more aptly named the Citizen’s Victimization Act.