New Jersey Committee to Reconsider One-Gun-a-Month Legislation

Editor’s note: This originally appeared as an action update from our friends at the Citizens’ Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Later today, a New Jersey Assembly committee will again consider one-gun-a-month legislation.

The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider A339 at 2 p.m.

One-gun-a-month legislation was defeated during the previous legislative session and was recently re-introduced. The legislation restricts the rights of law-abiding citizens but fails to address the true source of gun violence — criminals. A New Jersey court recently invalidated similar legislation, saying there is no rational relationship between restricting the number of firearms purchased by law-abiding citizens and the frequency of crime.

The gun-rationing bill, sponsored by assemblywoman Joan M. Quigley, D-32, would prohibit the purchase of more than one handgun per month by citizens, even if they have been pre-certified by the state as “non-criminals” after passing a 13-point background investigation.

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs urge Gun Digest readers to contact members of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee today and urge them to oppose A339.

Contact information:

Chairman: assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson
asmjohnson@njleg.org
(201) 541-1118 (Englewood)
(201) 928-0100 (Teaneck)

Vice-Chairman: assemblyman Nelson Albano
asmalbano@njleg.org
(609) 465-0700 (Cape May Court House)
(856) 765-0891 (Millville)
(856) 696-7109 (Vineland)

Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick
asmbramnick@njleg.org
(908) 232-2073 (Westfield)
(908) 232-3673 (Westfield)
(908) 918-0414 (Summit)

Assemblyman David P. Rible
asmrible@njleg.org
(732) 974-0400

Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer
aswspencer@njleg.org

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