I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last week.
But, it did not make me any smarter than I already think I am, but what it did do, is open up an episode of The Twilight Zone that stars the state of NJ and the legislators in Trenton – those new-fangled LED screens are still no match for the presence of such silliness emanating from our NJ State House, it cannot be suppressed.
If you are not aware, due to the shocking events perpetrated by a madman in Las Vegas, the focus of anti-gun politicians has provided for another full-scale assault on our rights. I fail to see how we can make the heinous event any more onerous on law abiding citizens, but it appears that the politicians smell blood and wish to have their pound of law abiding citizen flesh.
The national current target of these attacks are something called a bump stock – I heard of them, never felt the need to have one. But what they do, is allow a single trigger pull semi-automatic rifle shoot a bit faster. It does not make a semi auto firearm a machine gun, as those that are well aware of the technical nature of a firearms know full well, it just doesn’t. However, those that make and enact laws, that generally have no basis of understanding of firearms, think this allows a rifle to shoot 1,000 rounds a second in a mass murdering spray of fury. Ok, I exaggerated, but just a little.
So, given the extreme push to ban this item, many states that allowed them as an unregulated accessory have begun banning them, well because they have to do something. In lieu of getting to the root cause of violence in society, they choose to react by limiting inanimate object to the hands of the law abiding due to the actions of criminals. Drunk drivers kill so many yearly, maybe we should limit the access to vehicles based on the predilection of some to drink and drive. But I digress, that is a story for another episode of the Zone, but back to ur program.
Seizing upon the push to ban an object that henceforth to the best of my knowledge has never been used in a murderous rampage, our lawmakers have seen fit to expend time, energy, money and political clout to ban an accessory in our state, that has already been banned by nature of it’s operation. Brilliance at the highest level of the legislative process!
Let me explain, in the state of NJ you cannot have a collapsible stock on a rifle that has what they term ‘evil features’ and a two-evil feature only mandate exists to own an AR type rifle. Generally, that is a pistol grip and a removable magazine, so the stock, if collapsible must be pinned and be unmovable, you cannot have a flash hider and or a bayonet lug either. That completes the evil feature set, and those pesky bayonet lugs – how many liquor stores or banks, have been attempted to be robbed, or others killed by a bayonet mounted on a rifle in NJ, or the US for that matter? Again, I digress but you can see the silliness.
The very nature of the bump stock, by virtue of it’s mechanical nature, moves – it expands and collapses. Given the above two feature set compliance – especially for a readily non-collapsing stock – they have banned something that has already been banned by another law. I will reference you to the above statement of those making and enacting laws that have no business doing so – as they do not have the technical background or understanding of the finer points of the very items they are looking to regulate in the hands of the law abiding citizenry, criminals get a pass by the very nature of who they are – criminals.
So, I guess for the Zone the current brilliance of our legislature is next to none. I need to change the channel.
Author – “Kilroy Was HERE!"
Editor's Note: NJ Senator Loretta Weinberg was famously quoted (when she wasn't asleep!) years ago during the then-attempted magazine ban, "What makes GUNS so special? We vote on things we KNOW NOTHING ABOUT all the time!" "Kilroy Was HERE" is our newest guest columnist for Black Wire Media. We sincerely hop you enjoy his technical expertise & dry wit! ---The Editors
by Black Wire Media Thursday April 13, 2017 www.cnjfo.com
Erik Weber, CNJFO's newest member, of Woodbridge, NJ, was first introduced to firearms & shooting by his grandfather at age 8. Almost 24 years later, he now has his own collection in addition to grandpa's Winchester 94 lever. Up until yesterday, to fire a gun he sat (mostly) or stood at a bench. That all drastically changed due to the fulfillment of a promise made by Coalition Vice President Dave Rosenthal, the Police Practical Competition (PPC) discipline co-chair at Old Bridge Rifle & Pistol Club located in Old Bridge, NJ.
Using his .45ACP Springfield Armory XDm 5.25 competition kit (SA kydex holster & double mag pouch), Weber was given basic instruction in gun handling & use of holster while standing in-place to engage NRA bullseye targets. Freestyle offhand (two hands) quickly morphed into most all of the tools one needs to compete in the International Defensive Pistol Association's (I.D.P.A.) local club matches: From behind cover employing strong hand only, weak hand only, transitioning to weak hand, strong hand only from retention at 1 yard (point-shooting), reload from behind cover, advancing & retreating while engaging, retreating & engaging strong hand only while using weak hand to "grab a small family member", advancing to & engaging multiple threat targets from behind cover. The action shooting lesson consisted of a series of building-block drills (always initiated with an empty gun for a "Dry Run" to remove any "kinks") introduced over a several hour session, complete with BBQ lunch & plenty of bottled water.
Rosenthal knew Weber was used to making small groups from the bench, so instead of I.D.P.A. sanctioned targets he chose to use the Coalition's "Charlie-the-Perp" silhouette target with PPC-style reduced size scoring rings, thus employing the "aim small, miss small" theory of targeting. Somewhere in-between a B-34 reduced 50 yard target & a life-size B-27 silhouette (both used by the PPC league Rosenthal co-chairs), Charlie targets are a great training aid. Printed by Speedwell Target, a CNJFO sponsor from Union, NJ, Charlie targets are available mail-order from the Coalition at: www.cnjfo.com/Store for just a buck apiece. Although this video shows Weber not completely behind cover from the right side, he made the correction upon transitioning to the weak hand; an easy fix for the next practice run :) .
Black Wire Media, Monday, September 26, 2016, Sewell, NJ
Donald Trump recently met with Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA-ILA, for a one-on-one interview. During the interview, published in the October 2016 edition of American Rifleman magazine, Trump references New Jersey resident Carol Bowne while discussing the right to self-defense and how overly burdensome gun control laws actually cost lives.
"Every time a law-abiding citizen has their right to defend themselves taken away, they are put at risk. That terrible tragedy in New Jersey -Carol Bowne, who was killed in her own driveway while waiting for a gun permit - is a tragic example of how gun control costs lives."
Bowne, you may recall, was the Berlin Township woman who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend in her driveway in June, 2015. She had applied for her FPID with the intention of purchasing a handgun for protection but she was murdered 42 days later, 12 days past the statutory deadline and just 2 days after she had contacted the Berlin Township Police to inquire on the status of her application. Carol Bowne's Story
The outcome of the election in November is critical. The next President will likely appoint 3 or 4 Supreme Court Justices, appointments that will influence the Court for decades. There is too much at stake to just sit this one out. If you have not yet registered to vote you still have time but time is running out. In New Jersey, you must be registered 21 days before the election. You can get all the info here. Voter Registration Info
CNJFO is proud to announce the support of outspoken Second Amendment advocate Mrs. Melissa Deeney, an accomplished clay duster and pheasant hunter hailing from Cinnaminson, NJ and South Jersey Shooting Club's Junior Shooting Champion Max Friedman, age 14. Max's specialty is making steel RING as fast as his Ruger 22/45 Lite will let him and he's currently being mentored in 9mm recoil management by Melissa.
Both Deeney and Friedman were on hand to chat with booth visitors, offering insight into why they each think the Second Amendment is important. Mark Ehly, of Berlin, NJ, brother of June 2, 2015 homicide victim & 43-day hand gun permit applicant Carol Bowne, stopped-by the Coalition's booth to thank us for our ongoing efforts to aid New Jerseyans in achieving concealed carry rights to help prevent the type of heinous crime that took Carol's life. Although a somber moment, Mark's infectious smile and firm handshake somehow made the entire trip worth doing.
Deeney was also "given a battlefield commission", having donned a pink CNJFO T-shirt and been "pressed into service" as an official spokesperson by one of her original pheasant hunting partners, CNJFO Vice President David "Rosey" Rosenthal. Together they spoke to the audience (via Banger's public address system) about what CNJFO is about, its' mission and objectives, why it's important for women to care about 2A, Operation Charlie Billboard campaign, our membership recruitment effort, T-shirt sale and our Sporting Clays, Hog Hunt and Pheasant Hunt fundraisers. Deeney is very well spoken and represented the Coalition and the entire Second Amendment movement in grand style. The Coalition will be in her debt.
To learn more about the Coalition, go to: www.cnjfo.com . To make arrangements to hunt or shoot sporting clays with us, please go to:www.cnjfo.com/events . To donate to us to "Keep Charlie Alive" by moving the billboard message around the state, go to: www.cnjfo.com/donate . To learn about the scourge that is NJ's unconstitutional "Justifiable Need" provision, please visit: www.JustifiableNeed.com . All donations are tax-deductible due to the Coalition's 501(c)3 Non-Profit status.
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CNJFO Sporting Clays
Have you ever wanted to try Sporting Clays? Well here's your chance. CNJFO is hosting a Sporting Clays shoot at Lehigh Valley SC, July 20th. The event is open to everyone, any experience level as well as children aged 12+, when accompanied by an adult.
Cost is $160 per shooter which includes a full course of 100 clays, golf cart rental, a catered breakfast and BBQ lunch, cold drinks for the day and a custom printed tee shirt for the event. Join CNJFO or renew your membership with your registration and receive 20% off of the regular annual donation of $50. Register on our website, CNJFO or at the link below.
CNJFO President Matthew Andras took his son Piero to visit the Battle of Monmouth Reenactment held annually at Monmouth Battlefield State Park last Sunday. Piero was thrilled to see, hear & SMELL all of the action & learn NJ's history in the Revolutionary War and how important the Second Amendment is to all of us in the present!
During a break in the Battle, Matt spoke with Ed Glidden, a Reenactor & fellow "Charcoal Burner" (Black powder Shooter) like our own Rosey. Ed is a member of Old Bridge Rifle & Pistol Club and is currently serving as its' Bullseye Pistol League Chairman & Match Director in addition to running Old Bridge's Bullseye Youth League. Being very active on 2A issues, these two gents struck-up a conversation spanning the centuries, all while Piero was listening & learning. Now if only we could get our Politicians to listen as intently as Piero!
History has taught us that we must band TOGETHER to fight injustice. The Scourge that is Justifiable Need is creating deadly results with a body count that continually climbs. We've recently observed the one-year anniversary of the Carol Bowne murder in her own driveway in Berlin, NJ. How many more innocent victims must die before NJ Legislators come to their senses and let us have the self-defense tools that residents in over 40 States currently employ? Be blunt but courteous when YOU call them, write them & ask them! They need to hear from all of YOU, not just your 2A Leaders!
The moral of the story is this: WEAR your CNJFO T-shirts! You never know how many 2A Patriots-in-waiting are yearning for the chance at starting a conversation! There's STRENGTH in numbers, so go out in public & help us BUILD AN ARMY! Don't have YOUR T-shirt YET? We can fix THAT! JOIN NOW to keep HISTORY ALIVE! Hurry and JOIN NOW before they BAN Ed's Flintlock! www.cnjfo.com/join-us
#CNJFO #2A #JusticeForCarolBowne #CarolsLifeMatters
#JustifiableNeed #EndJustifiableNeed #CNJFOPride
CNJFO debuted at the New Jersey SAFE Conference in October of 2015. Since our launch, CNJFO has filed for and has been officially recognized as an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Over the Over the past several months, CNJFO has held several social outings including: a bowling night at Boonton Lanes, a pheasant hunt, and a hog hunt. We are
currently planning our latest social events: a day of Sporting Clays at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, a chartered fishing trip, and our first annual family BBQ.
You can view photos on our web site here
CNJFO Photo Albums.
There are many volunteer opportunities available for those who wish to lend a helping hand, or to be a part of one of the committees that are now being formed.
On the activism front, CNJFO is currently soliciting bids to roll out our first “Justifiable Need” billboard to educate the citizens of New Jersey on how they are being deprived of their right to self defense. We have appeared on the Bear Arms Show podcast, Gun For Hire Radio and a Fairleigh Dickinson University public forum. CNJFO also exhibited at Wounded Warrior Weekend at CJRPC and the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show. As we grow, we will be introducing firearm safety seminars to the public. We are always looking for volunteers to help us with some of the projects that we have planned or to man a booth at a show.
Our inaugural year has been a busy one but it could not have been successful without your support. We hope that we can count on your continued support and we look forward to having many of you join us and volunteer for one of the available committee assignments.
We look forward to continuing this journey with you for many years, and to ultimate victory. Please take a moment to register on the website to get full access to your member information account and to stay up-to-date on event announcements and updates.
SPRING RANGE REPAIRS IMPROVE PARKING & SAFETY.
In an ongoing program to make members & guests more comfortable, a volunteer Work Party spread tons of stone after first prepping & grading with a Bobcat & some elbow grease. The Work Party, lead by club trustee Lance Brunner, Shotgun League Chair Mike Bove & competition shooter Al Surko (heavy equipment expert) did a great job. Old Bridge R&P Club runs many beginner-friendly shooting leagues that are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, Shotgun being just one. Tomorrow (and every 1st & 3rd Sunday) Shotgun league will be operational, and they start at 9:00am sharp.
Have any Club or Range News that you wish to share? We'd love to hear from you. In the meantime, enjoy a SAFE weekend of shooting at your favorite Range/Club.
To find out more about us, make a tax-deductible donation, JOIN or buy some apparel, please visit: www.cnjfo.com/store .
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#ScattergunLeague #SafetyFirst #OBRPC #BirdDustingIsFun
On February 13, 2014, just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Ninth Circuit expressed its love for constitutional order by firing an arrow through the heart of California’s arbitrary handgun carry licensing scheme. The court’s decision in Peruta v. County of San Diego1effectively struck down the Golden State’s requirement that individuals wishing to carry a handgun in public for self-defense demonstrate “good cause”2 to exercise what is, in fact, a fundamental constitutional right.3
Not surprisingly, Peruta sparked significant debate. Forty-four states already allow responsible adults to carry handguns for self-defense, openly or concealed, absent some specific reason to disarm them. But California — America’s media and cultural capital4and home to over a tenth of the nation’s population — stands as a significant outlier. The court all but invited certiorari review relating to the publicly contentious topic of carrying handguns for self-defense, punctuating its historical exegesis of the right to bear arms with pointed criticism of Second, Third, and Fourth Circuit opinions that had upheld substantially identical “proper cause,” “justifiable need,” and “good and substantial reason” requirements, respectively.5 Instead, the Ninth Circuit followed the Seventh Circuit, which had struck down Illinois’ prohibition on the carrying of defensive handguns.6
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