House passes Conceal Carry Reciprocity, Smith and Pallone vote No

The U. S. House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 today, 231-198 with six Democrats voting ‘Aye.’  Fourteen Republicans voted against the bill, including Chris Smith and Leonard Lance of New Jersey.  Congressman Frank Pallone, who along with Smith represents Monmouth County, voted against the bill.

“Today, the House took action to protect our citizens’ Second Amendment rights,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in a statement. “The truth is that concealed carry laws save lives. Right now, current law creates confusion for people who cross state borders with a lawful concealed carry permit. The legislation passed by the House today ensures that people who carry their legal firearm across state borders are protected under the law.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Frank Pallone, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

N.J. man found guilty in killing of 3 bears outside his home

assetContentANDOVER — A Sparta man has been found guilty of illegally killing three bears outside his home and ordered to pay a total of $4,332 in fines and restitution, according to a report in the New Jersey Herald. During a trial in Andover Joint Municipal Court in November and December, Robert Ehling, 78, had claimed he… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie said not all gun sales should require background checks

assetContent (47)AMES, IA. — Gov. Chris Christie said that he is against universal background checks for Americans seeking to buy firearms. Speaking at a town hall meeting at Brick City Grill on Saturday morning, a mother of two said that the level of gun violence in the nation “terrifies me” and asked Christie if he “stands with… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie appointed gun commission calls for loosening concealed carry law

NJB!A forum 120815TRENTON — A commission created by Gov. Chris Christie to examine New Jersey’s tough gun ownership and possession laws on Monday recommended the laws be loosened to allow broader access to those seeking to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense. The New Jersey Firearm Purchase and Permitting Study Commission was established on the eve of Christie’s… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Gun Rights, Guns, Second Amendment | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Under new bill, a ‘smart gun’ in every N.J. gun shop

assetContent (8)TRENTON — More than a dozen years after passing a “smart gun” law that is now blamed for stopping them from being sold across the country, state Senate Democrats on Thursday said they want to revamp the law and force gun dealers to carry the high-tech weapons. Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) said she is introducing a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Kean unveils N.J. gun control and mental health compromise bill

assetContent2TRENTON — Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. unveiled a new bill Friday that aims to ends a tug-of-war between Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney over gun control and mental health legislation. Kean (R-Union) described the draft legislation as a more comprehensive bill that combines the original requirement that police be alerted when… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip

assetContent (46)A 52-year-old woman with a permit to carry a handgun in Florida could face up to 10 years in prison after being arrested in Jersey City while attempting to board a ferry to Ellis Island while carrying a gun, authorities said. Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Guns, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip

Christie announces change to N.J. gun policy on eve of 2016 kickoff

TRENTON — At 9:30 p.m. on the eve of his Republican presidential campaign kickoff, Gov. Chris Christie announced a change to state firearm policy on an issue that has been riling gun rights activists. The governor also signaled support for loosening New Jersey’s strict gun control laws. Reacting to the June 3 death of 39-year-old Berlin… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

N.J. Senate president turns sprinklers on gun rights protesters

NJ2AS protest outside Sen. Sweeney’s home Video taken by the New Jersey Second Amendment Society shows how a confrontation between their members and state Senate President Steve Sweeney outside his West Deptford home lead to the senator turning on his sprinklers to disperse activists. The protesters had hoped to press Sweeney to relax the state’s gun… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, News, NJ State Legislature, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie pardons armored car driver who became a felon for driving with his gun

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CONCORD, N.H. — The North Brunwsick armored car driver who took a plea for illegally transporting his legally owned handgun in his car has received a pardon from Gov. Chris Christie, the governor’s office announced Monday. The clemency granted by Christie to Steffon Josey-Davis, 24, gives him a “full and free” pardon for all criminal charges… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie pardons armored car driver who became a felon for driving with his gun