NJ’s 43 Civilian Disarmament Bills Revealed

 New Jersey Freedom Rally (courtesy ammoland.com)

“Whether it’s the streets of our New Jersey communities, a movie theater in Colorado, or an elementary school in Connecticut, enough is enough is enough,” said Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D., Essex). “No more talk. It’s time for action.” This immediately after more than 1000 pro-gun “Freedom Rally” demonstrators rallied in the cold and pouring rain, ahead of a blizzard, to protest the Garden State’s civilian disarmament plans. The action in question: legislators are going to rush through a package of 24 gun-control bills next week. [ED: 43 bills have been submitted, listed below courtesy ammoland.com] They plan on voting on the measures Feb. 21.

  • A3645- Requires ammunition sales and transfers be conducted as face‑to‑face transactions.
  • A3646- Establishes a regulatory system to govern the sale and transfer of ammunition.
  • A3653- Criminalizes purchasing or owning weapon if person has previous conviction of unlawful possession of weapon.
  • A3659- Revises definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of 50 caliber or greater.
  • A3664- Reduces lawful maximum capacity of certain ammunition magazines in New Jersey.
  • A3666- Prohibits mail order, Internet, telephone, and any other anonymous method of ammunition sale or transfer in New Jersey.
  • A3667- Requires mental health screening by licensed professional to purchase a firearm..
  • A3668- Prohibits investment by State of pension and annuity funds in companies manufacturing, importing, and selling assault firearms for civilian use.
  • A3676- Requires psychological evaluation and in‑home inspection as prerequisite to purchase firearm.
  • A3687- Disqualifies person named on federal Terrorist Watchlist from obtaining firearms identification card or permit to purchase handgun.
  • A3688- Requires mental health evaluation and list of household members with mental illness to purchase firearm.
  • A3689- Requires security guards who carry weapons to wear certain uniform, including identification card.
  • A3690- Declares violence a public health crisis, recommends expansion of mental health programs, recommends federal adoption of gun control measures, and establishes “Study Commission on Violence.”
  • A3704- Requires handgun ammunition to be encoded with serial number.
  • A3707- Establishes a ballistics identifier program for certain firearms.
  • A3717- Requires submission of certain mental health records to National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
  • A3727- Imposes additional five percent tax on sale of firearms and ammunition to fund safety infrastructure improvements in public buildings.
  • A3748 – Requires background check for private gun sales.
  • A3750 – Establishes regulatory and reporting program for all ammunition sales.
  • A3752 – Requires firearms to be unloaded and securely locked or stored within home.
  • A3753 – Increases references required for application for handgun permit and firearms identification card from two to five.
  • A3754 – Requires firearms seizure when mental health professional determines patient poses threat of harm to self or others.
  • A3772 – Requires that firearms purchaser identification cards display picture; mandates that firearms purchaser identification cards be renewed every five years.
  • A3773 – Increases firearms purchaser identification card and permit to purchase a handgun fee.
  • ACR176 – Memorializes Congress and the President of the United States to enact legislation enforcing stricter firearms control measures.
  • AR143 – Expresses support for Attorney General’s gun buyback program.
  • AR133- Expresses support for creation of task force on gun control led by Vice President Biden.
  • S2430- Declares violence a public health crisis, recommends expansion of mental health programs, recommends federal adoption of gun control measures, and establishes “Study Commission on Violence.”
  • S2456- Criminalizes purchase or possession of firearms ammunition by persons convicted of certain crimes.
  • S2464- Regulates sale and transfer of rifle and shotgun ammunition.
  • S2465- Prohibits mail order, Internet, telephone, and any other anonymous method of ammunition sale or transfer in New Jersey.
  • S2467- Prohibits State administered pension fund investment in manufacturers of firearms prohibited in New Jersey.
  • S2471- Prohibits investment by State of pension and annuity funds in companies manufacturing, importing, and selling assault firearms for civilian use.
  • S2474- Establishes a regulatory system to govern the sale and transfer of ammunition.
  • S2475- Reduces maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.
  • S2476- Requires ammunition sales and transfers be conducted as face‑to‑face transactions.
  • S2485- Disqualifies person named on federal Terrorist Watchlist from obtaining firearms identification card or permit to purchase handgun.
  • S2497- Reduces lawful maximum capacity of certain ammunition magazines in New Jersey.
  • S2523 – Establishes a regulatory program for rifle and shotgun ammunition sales.
  • S2525 – Establishes regulatory and reporting program for all ammunition sales.
  • SCR136- Urges President and Congress of United States to enact assault weapons ban including prohibition against large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
  • SR96 -Urges President and Congress to reauthorize assault weapons ban.
  • SR92 -Urges Congress to strengthen gun control