Category Archives: News

Evan Nappen, Esq. sets the record straight on gun control in New Jersey

This is a great article.  Evan Nappen, Esq. is a great advocate for all of us.  Check out this article.  Be sure to post and share it on Facebook so all of your friends can see it.

http://www.app.com/article/20110116/NEWS05/101160359/Gun-advocates-take-aim-at-NJ-restrictions-after-officer-s-shooting

Gabrielle Giffords / Tucson shooting prompts more gun control law in New York. Is New Jersey next?

I try to stay out of national issues on this blog, but you can’t ignore the Giffords / Tucson shooting and its potential impact on the already insane laws of New Jersey.  While there are no state politicians making any statements as far as I can tell, I figured I’d round up some of the news articles that discuss the issue from across the country.

Long Island congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, who went into politics after her husband was killed by a crazed gunman, says she’s going to kick off that debate as early as today by introducing new legislation to keep these weapons out of the hands of the deranged.  Story is at:  http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/01/carolyn_mccarth.php

Rep. Peter King said Tuesday he plans to introduce a new gun safety bill in Congress in the wake of the mass shooting in Arizona that killed six people and wounded 14 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.  King said his bill would make it illegal to knowingly carry a gun within a thousand feet of “certain high-profile” government officials.  Story is at:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/11/congressman-pete-king-introduce-gun-safety-arizona-shooting/

Gun control advocates say the immediacy of the Tucson shootings is key to pushing legislation now, before public outrage fades.  “The NRA is doing what it always does, they want people to not talk about the issue, they want to delay until the collective state of excitement over the issue has gone down,” said Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

 Story is at http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jLNXY8-IFOZ2Y8Z44mXdz0b_GmxA?docId=901030dfbd1b468b98da7bf330dc5df6

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called for tougher federal gun laws, including banning large ammunition clips and federal regulations on concealed weapons permits, in the wake of the shooting rampage in Tucson that killed six and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) gravely wounded.

Story is at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/01/sen-boxer-calls-for-tougher-federal-gun-laws-in-wake-of-arizona-shooting.html

The number of Americans who favor stricter gun laws has spiked significantly in the wake of the weekend shooting spree that killed six and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in critical condition, reversing a long-running trend of declining support for more stringent gun control, according to a new CBS poll.

Story is at http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/01/cbs-poll-support-for-stricter-gun-laws-spikes-after-tucson-rampage.php

Fears of potential legislation that would limit the size of handgun clips in the wake of this weekend’s mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, have led many gun owners to flock to gun shops to stockpile high-capacity magazines.
Read more: http://www.canada.com/news/Fearing+legislation+owners+snap+high+capacity+magazines/4093947/story.html#ixzz1AyDiQiSo

“The only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a handgun is to kill a lot of people very quickly,” Lautenberg said Monday in a statement announcing the bill. “Before 2004, these ammunition clips were banned, and they must be banned again.”

A Hoyer spokesman was more certain that lawmakers would take a look at gun reform options, but offered no specifics about what those reforms might look like — or if they stand a chance of passing a GOP-led House.

Story is at http://thehill.com/homenews/house/137127-small-steps-in-moving-gun-reform

Couric: There are also laws that allow you to take concealed or non-concealed weapons and carry them with you at all times. Is that correct?

Dupnik: That is absolutely correct. That’s the height of insanity. I don’t know what else they can do. Maybe they could pass a law that would require that every child have an Uzi in their crib.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/10/eveningnews/main7232585.shtml

Yet for a number of the gun owners who wandered among the hundreds of displays of shotguns, handguns and ammunition at the South Towne Expo Center on Sunday, there potentially was another tragedy lurking in the background.  It centered on the fear the shooting could spark a new wave of gun control legislation that could threaten to undermine the right to keep and bear firearms.

Story is at http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/51014451-76/gun-shooting-rifle-sunday.html.csp

Carry Permits in Middlesex County Impossible?

I’ve been getting a number of people calling me up about their carry permits either getting denied or stalled in Middlsex County.  These are not people that want a carry permit just to have one.  Most of these people need it for work and almost all are just seeking a renewal.  One person that called me got his carry permit denied even though he had one for almost 10 years.    I helped one client a few weeks ago get a permit renewed with only a few days to spare before she got fired.  If you have gone through this in Middlesex County, please let me know.

Rally for Brian Aitken cancelled

The New Jersey Second Amendment Society has canclled the rally for Brian Aitken.  Too bad, I was looking forward to it.

http://www.nj2as.com/

Gun Permit Approved!

Just got another gun permit approved for a client.  There were some problems with the client’s references but when my secretary informed them of the 30 day rule, they just called the references instead of waiting for the mail.  If only they were all that easy.

SAF files Federal lawsuit against New Jersey!!!

Finally, the end could be near.  While I enjoy helping all of you out, I wouldn’t shed a tear if my firearms business took an 80% hit overnight as a result of a great in turning that turns this BS system on its head.  Check out the Complaint here:

http://saf.org/legal.action/nj.lawsuit/complaint.pdf

We’ll see what happens.  If anyone gets any updates on this before I post them, feel free to post a comment and I’ll re-post it to update everyone.

Great article about New Jersey’s Brian Aitken

If you needed more evidence that New Jersey’s gun laws are crazy, check out

http://reason.com/archives/2010/11/15/brian-aitkens-mistake/

Law suits in other states could be indicator of the future of New Jersey’s carry permit law

About a month after McDonald, there are no New Jersey law suits pending but it is hopefully just a matter of time.  A number of other law suits have already been filed including two filed by attorney Alan Gura.  So far, suits are pending in at least California, New York and Maryland.  While every state has their own laws, the courts’ analysis in these cases should have a pretty big impact on a future New Jersey case.  The more wins that come up, the better.  However, until the NJ Supreme Court issues their decision, nothing is guaranteed. 

The National Review has an article about the suits filed after McDonald here.

The SAF press release regarding the Maryland case is here.

Guns for Cash Program in Asbury Park this weekend

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office will hold a “Guns for Cash” firearms exchange program this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 30 to Aug. 1.

The program will be held at the Asbury Park Police Department on Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. People can turn in certain types of unwanted weapons for the following cash payments: $25 for shotguns or rifles; $50 for handguns; and $100 for assault weapons, according to the prosecutor’s office.   The program is anonymous and voluntary, and you are allowed to transport the weapons to the police station without a gun permit. Weapons should not be concealed but unloaded and in a gun case or sealed container, the prosecutor’s office said.  Any other questions should be directed to the prosecutor’s office.  This is a great way to get rid of some weapons that may not exactly be legal.

Press picks up on increase in permit applications

Interesting article about how  Obama’s election has caused many to buy guns now ahead of a possible clamp down.  The article only focuses on Morris County but it is still interesting.  Check it out here.