TRENTON, NJ -(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 25, 2019)--On Thursday, the New Jersey Assembly and Senate passed “smart gun” legislation. This technology is more science fiction than reality. Undaunted by the facts against another horrible gun control idea, anti-gun lawmakers in Trenton jumped at another opportunity to advance their gun ban agenda in New Jersey.
A.1016 /S.101 would force market acceptance of smart guns by requiring gun dealers to offer them for sale. When you have to force businesses to sell a product, that’s a very strong indicator that the market for the product does not exist. However, anti-gun extremists in the Garden State aren’t concerned with facts or evidence.
New Jersey passed a smart gun law in 2002 stating that once smart guns were certified as viable, only handguns incorporating this technology could be sold in New Jersey. This is nothing more than a ban on traditional handguns. Seventeen years later, there have been no improvements leading to the viability of smart guns. As a result, anti-gunners grew weary of the wait and have now taken the next step in demanding market acceptance of inept goods.
This bill now goes to the Governor’s desk. It will have no impact on public safety and is another swipe at the state’s law-abiding citizens. Make your voice heard and express your opposition. Please contact Gov. Phil Murphy immediately and request that he veto this legislation.