New Jersey Gun Control Heads to Senate

After getting a push from Obama’s activism wing to turn out more Democrats against gun rights in Trenton, the Assembly passed their gun control bill package.

According to some commentary by the Senate President, Sen. Steve Sweeney, the Senate does not plan to push these bills through quickly. Now, that doesn’t mean that they won’t pass. It just means that NJ residents have time to call and try to oppose the legislation – unlike New York residents.

ANJRPC is reporting that the likely possible dates for votes are in March or April, but nothing is actually planned at the moment.

10 thoughts on “New Jersey Gun Control Heads to Senate”

  1. For those people getting behind Christie for a possible run at President, this will be his defining moment, and I am betting he shows his true colors and signs what NJ sends him. That should sink his run completely.

    1. Since an NRA endorsement would be virtually assured anyway, why shouldn’t he sign it? And since gun owners supported Romney, after he not only signed off on gun control, but sent a love note to it, Christie would be tactically justified for doing so.

      1. Oh?

        Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns.

        “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen’s groups and gun safety advocates. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”

        What exactly must a Republican governor do not to get an NRA endorsement? Personally go door-to-door confiscating guns?

        1. The Mass. bill that Romney signed as Governor was approved by the State Gun Association ( and lessened the existing rules, don’t just look at a quote, go to their site and read the issue and story.

          1. So you’re saying as governor he didn’t make a grossly anti-gun “signing statement?”

            And I guess the tactic of salting an anti-gun bill with a few allegedly pro-gun bones must be an old one, for providing cover for Republican gun-grabbers. I know it was done in Pennsylvania, too.

            As long as we keep buying into these thin excuses, we’ll keep getting what we’ve always gotten.

  2. 15 to round magazines, no buying ammo online, and renewable FID cards are the big problems, IMO.

    Imagine if virtually every FID card owner submits for renewal at once. Chaos.

  3. Rats. “15 to 10 round magazines.”

    Also, if we want to force an appeals court showdown, having every FID card owner submit for renewal at once might accelerate that. Mass denial of firearms purchases because of out-of-date FID cards would be the catalyst.

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