On May 21 Indivisible Monroe delegation gave a testimony at the NJ Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on gun control bills in Trenton. We advocated for stricter gun safety measures:
|A1181||S160||Mental Health Professional Warning – Firearm seizure|
|A1217||S2259||Extreme Risk Protective Order Act of 2018 (amended)|
|A2759||S2245||Prohibit use of armor piercing ammunition|
|A2757||S2374||Private gun sales – require background check|
|A2758||S2376||Justification for need to carry – conceal carry of handguns (strengthens current law)|
|A2761||S102||Reduce Ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 bullets (amended)|
|A3129||S2465||Restrict production of untraceable firearms (new – includes prohibiting 3D printing of firearms)|
Legislators involved in promoting these bills alerted that the gun lobby (the NRA, the Second Amendment Society, the NJ Pistol and Rifle Clubs, their members and professional lobbyists) is pushing back hard on the seven gun violence prevention bills above. They are mobilizing grassroots calls, emails, and direct lobbying to members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee.
Our presence in force at the hearing countered the gun lobby efforts.