Last month, A4769 was pulled from the Assembly floor after the bill sponsor and majority leader realized their bill had major problems. But now, Assembly Bill 4769 is back and scheduled to be heard on Monday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Assembly Judiciary Committee in Committee Room 16, 4th floor, State House Annex.
Please use the TAKE ACTION button below to email the members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee urging them to OPPOSE A4769.
Everyone seems preoccupied with trying to “fix” the secure places listed in this bill, forgetting A4769 will affect ALL gun owners by making several changes to the Firearm Purchaser Identification Card (FPIC), which is required to purchase any firearm, including a rifle or a shotgun for hunting. As important as knowing where a person can carry a firearm without breaking the law is, it is even more important to be able to purchase the firearm in the first place.
Do not forget A4769 allows the government to reject a FPIC to a person who, in their opinion, is “found to be lacking the essential character or temperament necessary to be entrusted with a firearm.” This extremely vague provision will obviously be used to deny law-abiding individuals their firearms freedom without justification.
“The sponsors of these bills claim they want to address handgun violence, and that these laws are necessary to keep people safe after the Supreme Court’s Bruen decision,” said Todd Adkins, vice president of government affairs for Sportsmen’s Alliance. “In reality, they greatly restrict the purchases of all firearms, including hunting rifles and shotguns, because they limit who can receive a Firearm Purchaser Identification Card.”
Sportsmen in New Jersey need to make their voices heard loud and clear on their opposition to A 4769 when it comes up for a hearing in committee on Monday. Make sure you let your fellow sportsmen know about Monday’s hearing and urge them also to email the members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee urging them to OPPOSE A 4769.
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