Thursday Morning’s Agenda

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In legislative action slated for tomorow, Thursday, February 21st, the Assembly plans to vote on more than a dozen bills proposed in response to the tragic murder of undefended school children in Newtown, CT, last December. These bills have been put together quickly, were heard in a charade of an Assembly Committee hearing last week, and are being rushed to the floor of the chamber tomorrow afternoon.

The liberals have pushed every emotional button they can; from “We must protect the children” to “Even if we save just one life these laws are worth it.”

Putting their emotional rhetoric aside, these laws will do nothing to deter or stop criminals or criminal activity.  These laws will tear away and destroy part of the very fabric that makes us Americans, and that is why it is so important that each and every one of you places a call to your legislator in the morning.  The legislative districts that need to hear from you the most can be found at the end of this post.  If you are able to attend the voting session in Trenton, scheduled to begin at 1:00pm, you are encouraged to do so.

Their goal is to decimate the Bill of Rights as enshrined in the United States Constitution.  This can not be allowed to happen so easily.

Last week, a PolitickerNJ story revealed that the true motive behind this legislation and its massive assault on due process and the Bill of Rights was not the protection of innocent school children, but rather cheap and tawdry electioneering by the NJ Democrat Party. One callous Democrat operative actually called the tragic situation “a gold mine”.

Now we know who we are dealing with. Our opponents are political pigs without a scrap of conscience or good intention.

Below is a list of the bills that will be voted on this Thursday, as well as an analysis of who we must reach in order to have an impact. We have focused on two swing members of the Assembly committee - Republican Sean Kean and Democrat Nelson Albano - to provide a yardstick to gauge whether or not you need to contact Republican Assembly members as well as Democrats.

A588 Prohibits possession of ammunition capable of penetrating body armor.

In committee last week, Republican Assemblyman Sean Kean voted Yes and Democrat Albano voted No.

Call Republicans on this one. Most Democrats will vote for this. This bill bans certain rifle ammunition.

A1116 Establishes 180 day prohibition on purchase of handgun for certain individuals who fail to report loss or theft of firearm.

Republican Kean Yes/ Democrat Albano No

Call Republicans on this one. Most Democrats will vote for this.

A1329 Reduces maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.

Kean and Albano both voted No.

Outright gun ban. Republicans should be united against this. Call Democrats to vote no.

A1387 Permits municipalities to establish weapons free zones around schools and public facilities.

Republican Kean voted No/ Democrat Albano voted Yes

This stupid bill creates a patch work of local gun laws. New Jersey is a pre-emption state and already has a gun-free school law. Republicans should be united against this. Call Democrats to vote no.

A3510 Requires proof of firearms safety training as a condition for issuance of firearms purchaser ID cards and permits to purchase handguns.

Kean and Albano both voted No.

Republicans should be united against this. Call Democrats to vote no.

A3645 Establishes a regulatory and reporting program for ammunition sales and transfers.*

Kean and Albano both voted No.

Republicans should be united against this. Call Democrats to vote no. Regulates ammo sales and registers those who buy ammo.

A3659 Revises definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of 50 caliber or greater.

Kean and Albano both voted No.

Outright gun ban. Republicans should be united against this. Call Democrats to vote no.

A3668 Prohibits investment by State of pension and annuity funds in companies manufacturing, importing, and selling assault firearms for civilian use.

Kean and Albano both voted No.

Republicans should be united against this. Call Democrats to vote no. Putting legal gun manufacturers on the same level as Iran, the Sudan, and apartheid South Africa.

Maybe a hostile amendment to prohibit investment in drone manufacturers?

A3687 Disqualifies person named on federal Terrorist Watchlist from obtaining firearms identification card or permit to purchase handgun.

Republican Kean flip-flopped on this. Democrat Albano voted Yes.

This is a major assault on due process and the Bill of Rights. Call Republicans on this one. Most Democrats will vote for this.

A3717 Requires submission of certain mental health records to National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Both Kean and Albano voted Yes.

Call Republicans on this one. Most Democrats will vote for this. This bill could be salvageable if amended.

A3748Requires background check for private gun sales.

Kean and Albano both voted No.

Republicans should be united against this. Call Democrats to vote no. NJ already has requirements, too burdensome and wants to ban private gun sales. NJ also doesn’t host gun shows.

A3754 Requires firearms seizure when mental health professional determines patient poses threat of harm to self or others.

Kean voted NO and Albano abstained.

Call Republicans on this one. Most Democrats will vote for this. Need to get GOP united to oppose. Can lose freedoms in Bill of Rights because a professional says so.

A3772 Requires that firearms purchaser identification cards display picture; mandates that firearms purchaser identification cards be renewed every five years.

Republican Kean voted Yes/ Democrat Albano No.

Call Republicans on this one. Most Democrats will vote for this. Very bad bill. The GOP should not support this. If you forget to renew, you are a second degree felon in violation of the illegal possession statute. It is not like forgetting to renew a drivers’ license and you get a ticket.

A3796 Provides 90-day window for persons to dispose of certain unlawfully possessed firearms.

Kean voted No/ Albano abstained.

Not the most important battle we face. Republicans should be united against this. Call Democrats to vote no.

A3797 Requires law enforcement to report certain firearms information to interjurisdictional electronic databases, including the National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network; requires State Police to report certain firearms trace data.*

Kean and Albano both voted Yes.

Call Republicans on this one. Most Democrats will vote for this. This bill can be fixed by amendments. Not the most important battle we face.

ACR180 Urges President and Congress of United States to enact legislation enforcing stricter firearms control measures.

Kean and Albano both voted No.

Republicans should be united against this. Call Democrats to vote no. No republican should vote for this.

Generally, you do not have to call Assembly Republicans in Districts 23, 24, 25, or 26. The rest of the state GOP is weak, so burn those phone lines!

Among Democrats, you can have the greatest affect by calling Assembly Democrats in Districts 1, 3, 4, 7, 14, 22, 27, 36 and 38. Lay the pressure on them!

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