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N.J. Assembly Panel Approves Gun Control

After a seven hour hearing, a New Jersey Assembly panel approved a collection of 20 gun control bills today that would severely restrict the right to keep and bear arms in the state. 

It sounds like the hearing was lively to say the least, with two people being ejected by State Police for shouting. One man showed up dressed as a Revolutionary War soldier – probably not the best way to start a civil conversation with lawmakers, but it’s easy to understand the point he was most likely trying to make.

Among other changes, the 20-bill package would reduce magazine capacity to 10 rounds, ban armor-piercing and 50-caliber bullets, prohibit Internet and mail-order ammunition sales, require background checks for private gun sales and allow firearms to be seized if a mental health professional determines a patient poses a threat. It doesn’t take a genius to foresee the mental health aspect being abused.

The bills now head to the Assembly floor, where they are expected to be taken up on Feb. 21. The package has not yet been considered in the Senate.

You can read more here, but there is still time to defeat this. If you live in New Jersey, the time to fight is now. Contact your legislators today and tell them how you feel. Additionally, contact Governor Christie and tell him that he absolutely must veto any gun control bills that come across his desk.


2 Responses to N.J. Assembly Panel Approves Gun Control

  1. Rodney Eslinger February 13, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    They already call pro 2nd amendment supports “gun nuts”.. Next think you know they will declare that we are suffering from paranoid delusions and then will seize the guns making it a self fulfilling prophecy. I really hope the supreme court steps up and shuts this stuff down.

  2. Winghunter February 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    Why “Mental Illness” is the Avenue to Gun Confiscation

    “The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest possible limits…and [when] the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” – Sir George Tucker