When you get responses like this one we received from the Freeholders of Bergen County, it
makes you scratch your head in disbelief.
"At this time, the Second Amendment is still in full force and has not been changed in any way that I am aware of. As such, anyone in the United States will continue to be protected by it. This would apply anywhere in the country, including Bergen County."
So let's break this down. and show you exactly how New Jersey is stifling our Second Amendment. We'll break down how the Second Amendment has been changed in this state unconstitutionally.
Below is a comprehensive list:
S102 (Magazine Ban / Gun Ban):
-Criminalizes possession of magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.
-Turns 1 million law-abiding citizens into criminals with the stroke of a pen.
-No grandfathering of existing magazines.
-Will be ignored by criminals and madmen.
-Makes no one safer.
-Interferes with ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.
S160 (Allows Suspension of Gun Rights by Unaccountable “Health Professionals”):
-Authorizes firearms seizure and suspension of Second Amendment rights when mental health
“professionals” think someone poses risk.
-Allows marriage counselors, social workers and nurses to cause suspension of rights.
-Allows forfeiture of firearms without compensation to owner.
-No penalty for fabricating allegations to harass gun owners.
S2376 (Defacto Carry Permit Ban / Kills Self-Defense):
-Cements NJ’s unconstitutional “justifiable need” carry permit standard into statute to prevent
most law-abiding citizens from ever exercising the right to self-defense with a firearm outside the
-No one would be eligible for a NJ carry permit unless they had previously been attacked or
received specific verifiable threats.
S2245 (Bans Ammunition That is Already Federally Banned):
-Bans ammunition that is already banned under federal law.
-Completely redundant with pre-existing law, makes no one safer, criminals will ignore, changes
nothing -- a complete waste of legislative resources.
-Squanders an opportunity to severely punish the criminal misuse of ALL ammunition, not just
one class of ammunition.
-10th Amendment (by federal government because they do not have the right to ban anything)
S2374 (Background Checks on Sales That Already Require Background
-Mandates background checks on private sales of firearms that already require background
checks under state law.
-Redundant with existing law, makes no one safer, criminals will ignore, changes nothing – a
complete waste of legislative resources.
A1217 (No-Notice Suspension of Gun Rights):
-Allows secret suspension of Second Amendment rights and firearms seizures with no advance
notice or opportunity to be heard.
-Turns due process on its head.
-Creates a slow, cumbersome, go-to-court "solution" for emergencies that should properly be
dealt with by police immediately under their community caretaking powers.
-Makes no one safer, could make us less safe by delaying government response to a true
So answer us this: is there really any question how NJ has changed our Second Amendment?