NIJ Report from Obama Administration’s DOJ

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Legislative

The NRA managed to get a copy of a National Institute of Justice study, the research branch of Obama’s Department of Justice, which details that current gun control proposals will be ineffective without more draconian measures than the ones being proposed. See this article appearing today in the Washington Times that details the findings. The study notes: “Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide, and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no...

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Attention Lower Makefield Residents

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Legislative

UPDATE: On February 20, the Lower Makefield Township Supervisors voted unanimously to rescind their previous resolution to lobby for more power to ban the possession of lawfully carried firearms in common public areas like parks. If their resolution had gained traction, and resulted in weakening of state preemption for firearms regulation, law-abiding gun owners would face certain legal pitfalls if they were forced to memorize carry or possession restrictions for each of the 56 cities, 958 boroughs, and 1,547 townships in Pennsylvania. Thank you to all of the residents and club members who...

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February 2013 Legislative Report

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Legislative

Given at the General Members Meeting, 02/13/2013  Federal California Senator Diane Feinstein has introduced her new ban, S.150. It uses a single feature test to determine what it and isn’t an “assault weapon”, and would effectively ban most modern semi-automatic long guns if they had a pistol grip, thumbhole stock, or “anything that would function as a grip.” It also poorly defines “barrel shroud” as any part, which the shooter can grip with the non-shooting hand, which either partially for fully encircles the barrel. Think about how a wood stock works on a rifle or shotgun. The good news is...

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New Jersey Anti-Gun Bills Passed Committee to Floor

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Legislative

Despite about 500 gun owners showing up in foul winter weather Wednesday, the committee decided to go ahead and pass anti-gun bills. From ANJRPC: Bills set to move to full Assembly Vote On Thursday, February 21. Please start contacting both of your Assembly Members and urge them not to support any new anti-gun measures. Thank you to the 500 Second Amendment supporters who attended today’s hearings and held legislators’ feet to the fire! Those bills are listed here. Let me translate this for you. In order, they would: AB588 – Ban most rifle ammunition, since most rifle ammo can...

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Hearing Tomorrow in Trenton on Gun Control

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Legislative

NRA and the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) are asking folks to come to Trenton TOMORROW (2/13/2013), to help fill the hearing room to oppose a rash of new draconian gun restrictions and bans. The NRA-ILA and our state association, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC), are calling for “all hands on deck.”  Attend the committee hearing at 10:00 a.m. this Wednesday in the State House Annex, Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, Trenton.  Click here for information on buses and to register. Please make plans to attend if you...

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