As previously reported, Senate Bill 816 was heard in the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee and passed on a party line vote. Now, this misguided legislation is scheduled to be heard by the full Senate on Thursday, February 11.
Like last year’s “smart gun” legislation that was vetoed by Governor Chris Christie, Senate Bill 816, sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37), repeals the 2002 smart gun law; however, it forces all gun dealers in the state to provide this unproven technology for sale. This backdoor attempt is nothing more than forced market acceptance of a product that has proven unreliable despite decades of research and development.
Presumably, the old smart gun law could then simply be reinstated, and within three years, traditional handgun sales would be forbidden by law. Please contact your Senator and respectfully ask him or her to oppose this legislation. Contact information for your Senator can be located here.