The bill being put up for a vote today to the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is a joke.

It is an insult to victims of violent crime, citizens concerned about safety and every New Jersey resident who doesn't want to be at the mercy of violent criminals.

The bill that will be heard today and possibly move on to become law would not only nullify your right to bear arms but to protect yourself in just about any way possible if you are attacked.

George Frey, Getty Images
George Frey, Getty Images

This bill would go way beyond guns and any common sense.

N.J.S. 2C:39-1(r) defines “weapon” as “anything readily capable of lethal use or of inflicting serious bodily injury. . . . "

It doesn’t ACTUALLY have to be used lethally or to inflict serious injury – it only has to be CAPABLE of that to qualify as a “weapon.”

In its current form, this absurd bill would ban a lot more than guns and anything that would be considered to be used as a weapon.

In their zeal to smother your right to legally protect yourself with firearms the bill as written now can be interpreted this way. It…

  • Bans Hundreds of Common Tools Used Throughout Society
  • Bans Knives in Restaurants, Scalpels in Hospitals, Utility Knives Everywhere
  • Bans Axes, Hammers, Screwdrivers, Nail Guns, Heavy Tools
  • Bans Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Golf Clubs
  • Bans Mops, Brooms, Bricks, Lumber
  • Bans Chainsaws, Free Weights, Tire Irons
  • Bans Pens & Pencils
  • Bans Anything That Can Be Misused to Inflict Serious Harm

You don't even have to be in favor of your Constitutionally protected right to carry a firearm to realize this is idiocy and disgraceful.

The hearing on the bill is today Thursday, October 27.

Your legislative representative is listed here. 

Please let them know that you know this is lunacy and you are paying attention.

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