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  • February 03, 2018 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    GUN COLLECTORS TO GET SHAFTED WITH NEW AW BAN! UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OR ASSET CONFISCATION?
    Kurt Hulse for Black Wire Media February 2, 2018 

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    With the inauguration of the latest firearms-hating liberal NJ Democrat Governor, Phil Murphy, comes a renewed assault on the Second Amendment in NJ. Senate Bill S548/Assembly Bill A890 seeks to strengthen and expand NJSA 2C:39-1, the Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in NJ. Murphy says he will sign every piece of gun control legislation that crosses his desk, and the Democrat Legislature is more than happy to oblige. They have been chomping at the bit to reintroduce legislation Christie vetoed; along with even more. Of course, this legislation is unconstitutional and in direct defiance to the Second Amendment, but NJ Democrats have zero concern for the rights our forefathers and subsequent generations fought for and died to protect. NJ never has.


    Not only will this legislation affect modern black rifles, it will also affect many historical rifles--rifles that our fathers and grandfathers used to fight for our freedom in WWII, even including many of the enemy’s rifles when they had won. It wasn't bad enough that NJ is the only state in the Union that bans the M1 Carbine by name. The same rifle that the USMC used in the Pacific to defeat the Japanese Military after they attacked Pearl Harbor. Yet in 1990, all M1 Carbines became outlawed without exception in the State of NJ. Many that were brought home or legally purchased through an Act of Congress from the Director of Civilian Marksmanship, were lawfully possessed within NJ borders until 1990. Since then, anyone caught possessing a M1 Carbine in NJ, faces 5 years in prison, a $7,500 fine, and certain destruction of a piece of American history.


    Most recently in 2015, a man had his grandfather's M1 Carbine that he brought home from WWII confiscated and destroyed by the State of NJ. Anyone unfamiliar with the M1 Carbine, after reading NJ law, would think it was the most prolific killing device ever designed. To the contrary, it is a semi- automatic carbine that fires a pistol-size round out of a NJ Compliant 15-round magazine. Heck, it even passes NJ AWB “evil feature” test because it doesn't have a pistol grip and only a bayonet lug. Nonetheless, NJ has denied collectors for 28 years the right to own a piece of American History. In 1990, M1 Carbine was worth around $100, today they can sell for 7-12x as much. Of course, NJ collectors weren't compensated when they had to dispose of their M1 Carbines, and they certainly won't be compensated for the profit they lost out on since. Now if the NJ Legislature passes, and Governor Murphy signs, S548/A890, many more pieces of history will be denied collectors in NJ. Under the new proposed regulations, zero so-called “evil features” will be allowed on semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine. They also are looking to change the wording of one of those “evil features” from bayonet lug to bayonet mount. What does this mean for collectors in NJ? WWII rifles that include the German G41, Russian SVT-38 and SVT-40, and Swedish AG-42B as well as Pre Vietnam War Argentine FN-49, French MAS-44, MAS-49, and MAS-49/56, Egyptian Hakim and Rasheed would all suddenly be illegal. Why? Because they all have a means to mount a bayonet to the rifle. One cannot help but ask, why should this even matter? When was the last time anyone was killed with a bayonet mounted on a rifle in NJ; if ever?


    Facts do not matter to NJ Democrats, they simply want to deny the citizens of NJ from owning firearms and this is another means to their unconstitutional end. Some will say why can’t the bayonet mount be removed from the rifle and be NJ Legal? It can be, but then not only will a piece of history be destroyed, but the value of said piece would be drastically reduced. For instance, a German G41 or Russian SVT-38 in all original condition sells for $5,000 and up. Remove the bayonet lug, and 60% of the value of the rifle would be lost. Likewise for the rest of the rifles. $1,000-2,000 rifles would suddenly be worth $500 to under a $1,000. Even if someone was willing to destroy a historical firearm by cutting pieces off of it, who would compensate the collector for the lost value? There is nothing in the law about compensation, nor is there a “grandfathering” clause for those who legally possessed these rifles before the amended AWB is enacted.


    If this new AWB is signed into law, every firearms owner and collector should file suit against the State of NJ. These lawsuits should be backed by all firearms rights organizations such as the NRA, ANJRPC, SAF, and of course, CNJFO. Not only are the Second Amendment rights of NJ Firearms Collectors being violated, but so are our Fourth Amendment rights because it is de facto confiscation of property by the State without compensation.


    For too long the rights of firearms collectors, and all firearms owners, have been trampled by the State of NJ. In other states the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), which exists under Act of Congress, can ship firearms directly to the residences of American citizens, but not to those of us in NJ. Additionally, on a federal level, consideration was given for federal licensing for collectors in the form of a FFL03. Yet the State of NJ has unequivocally decided that a Federal FFL03 License has no effect in NJ. Therefore, collectors in NJ have had to pay a NJ FFL01 to transfer firearms and antiques whereas in almost any other state, these could be shipped directly to their door. How many thousands of dollars has this cost collectors in NJ in the form of FFL transfer fees? Yet the funny thing is NJ law specifically mentions in it exemptions for licensed collectors. One particular exemption is from one handgun a month requirement. So not only does NJ not follow the Constitution, or Federal Law, but not even the State’s own laws.


    This unequal protection under the law is just another basis for collectors to file suit. Until the State of NJ is dragged into federal court for every abuse that has been committed against all firearms owners, will the tyranny ever end. The State of NJ will not stop until the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled against them. In order for that ruling to happen, all firearms owners and their organizations must ban together and commit to lawsuits, lawsuits, and more lawsuits.


    EDITOR's NOTE: Kurt Hulse is an avid gun collector, 2A Patriot and regular contributor to the New Jersey Gun Forums. We welcome him to our staff of freelance writers. This story was edited & vetted for accuracy by CNJFO's Communications Director Theresa Inacker. Photo showing bayonet lug parts on a SKS Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov battle rifle supplied by CNJFO's newest sponsor, Kevin Hilton, President of 6H Tactical. Thank you all. ---Rosey
  • January 22, 2018 8:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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. 

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    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


  • April 13, 2017 3:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 :) .

    https://www.facebook.com/100009356662302/videos/1832051853783352/

  • September 26, 2016 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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



  • August 22, 2016 11:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    ‪#‎CNJFO‬ ‪#‎2A‬ ‪#‎JusticeForCarolBowne‬ ‪#‎CarolsLifeMatters‬‪#‎EndJustifiableNeed‬ 

    #‎MaxFriedman‬ ‪#‎JuniorShootersFor2A‬ ‪#‎NRAILA‬‪#‎NRA‬ ‪#‎NRAInstructorsFor2A‬


  • July 03, 2016 11:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners
    NEWSLETTER

    Summer 2016
     
     
    Happy Independence Day!!!

    This year, 2016, marks the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by 56 brave patriots who literally risked life and limb in doing so. An act of treason against the Crown was a crime punishable by death, yet these brave men were willing to put their lives at risk for their belief that all men are created equal and possess the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. These men also believed that governments are founded to secure and protect these rights, not to grant them, "...deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

    The belief in fundamental human rights that Jefferson immortalized in the Declaration of Independence was also an important element of the United States Constitution that was ratified thirteen years later in 1789. So important were these fundamental, unalienable and pre-political rights to the Framers that they were added to the Constitution, prior to ratification, as The Bill of Rights.

    In recent months we have seen these rights come under increasing attack. Not content with the almost constant assault on our 2nd Amendment rights, the Progressives have upped the ante and expanded their assault to include the 1st, 4th and 5th Amendments, a Democrat Senator has even claimed that "due process is killing us." Just this past week here in New Jersey we witnessed just how far the Progressives will go to silence anyone that dares to oppose or disagree with their agenda when Alexander Roubian, President of NJ2AS, was assaulted and forcibly ejected from a "community round table" discussion hosted by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman.

    We, as a community, can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines and wait for someone to help us...we need to take the initiative and fight for our rights. That fight starts with you. CNJFO is in the fight for the duration and we can use your continued help and support. Volunteers are currently needed to staff several committees, if you can spare a few hours a month to defend your rights we would love to have you on board.
     CNJF


    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.



    Who the heck is this "Charlie" anyway?

     
    By now you have probably seen this character lurking around on Facebook and wondered who the heck is this Charlie guy and what does he have to do with CNJFO? Well, simply put, Charlie is Justifiable Need personified. You see Charlie lives among us in every town, city and county in New Jersey. Charlie takes comfort in the fact that he can victimize just about anyone he sees, at any time and place, knowing that they have been rendered defenseless by New Jersey's draconian gun laws, laws that deny you the right to defend yourself from "Charlie" once you leave your home or place of business.

    Charlie laughs at our laws and the people that claim they make New Jersey safer. Charlie carries his gun every day yet he has never had a background check, never applied for a Firearm Purchase ID Card, never applied for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun, in fact Charlie bought his gun at a crack house in Newark.

    Charlie is, literally, the poster boy for the Justifiable Need billboard campaign scheduled to launch the week of July 4. We could really use your help to keep Charlie in the public eye, the more people that see our message the larger our community grows and the louder our collective voice becomes. Please consider making a donation to the billboard fund...every dollar counts and any amount is greatly appreciated.

     
    CNJFO on the airwaves

    CNJFO Vice President Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal spent an hour chatting with Anthony Colandro and Sandy Berardi on "the voice of over 1 million New Jersey gun owners" Gun For Hire Radio. This is the third time that CNJFO has been invited to the show. The guys talked about current events affecting the state of gun owners in New Jersey, the upcoming elections in November as well as "Operation Charlie," the CNJFO billboard campaign to raise public awareness around the state on how Justifiable Need puts lives at risk. Other topics included Sweeney, Weinberg, Gun Safety & Education, Diversity Shoots, SAW, Hunting Trips, a thanks to our Sponsors, the Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays Fundraiser on Wednesday July 20th & so much more! To give a listen, go to: GFH Episode 265

    CNJFO to attend NJ SafeCon 2016

    CNJFO is happy to once again be a Featured Exhibitor at the Second Amendment and Firearms Education Conference being held July 30 at the Parsippany Hilton. This year's conference promises to be bigger and better than the 2015 inaugural. Stop by our booth to chat and say hello, renew your membership, take a chance on a door prize or take a selfie with Charlie. Register HERE or at the link below. Special offer to CNJFO members...register before July 8th using Promo Code CNJFO and get 10% off the cost of admission. 

    Not a Member Yet?
    Join CNJFO


    Coming Events


    NJ Safe Conference

    CNJFO Sporting Clays Tournament, July 20

    The Big Reveal


  • June 23, 2016 6:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    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 

    #‎2ANewJersey‬‪#‎CCWForNewJersey‬ ‪#‎NJSAFECON2016‬


  • May 19, 2016 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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    Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners
    NEWSLETTER

    Spring 2016
     
     
    Happy Birthday CNJFO

    It’s hard to believe that a little more than a year ago, on a snowy January afternoon, several members of the Board of Trustees were sitting around a table discussing an idea for a new organization. As we spoke, we started to put a plan into action. On May 14th, 2015, the founding Board of Trustees signed the Articles of Incorporation and filed as a New Jersey Non-Profit organization, giving life to the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners (CNJFO).

    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.

     

    CNJFO Goes Wild Apricot

    You may have noticed a new look to our web site, cnjfo.com.  CNJFO has officially adopted a new membership software system. The new software, Wild Apricot, provides new web site management tools, additional data security, more member interaction, event registration, membership account self service functionality and donation tracking, as well as member forums and the "Black Wire Blog."

    A new Member Only section contains the organization's charter and by-laws, as well as the monthly financial statements. It is our goal to provide complete transparency to our members so that they can see for themselves how their dues and donations are being spent. In the future we will be hosting an updated apparel store, links to members only discounts and benefits, and links to our sponsors.

     

    Black Powder Matters

    CNJFO is happy to partner with Black Bag Resources, LLC and Simon Says Train to present "Black Powder Matters," a unique black powder training clinic instructed by the first ever US NRA Double Distinguished Expert in Muzzle Loading, Mr. David "Rosey" Rosenthal.

    Mr. Rosenthal will teach the ins and outs of black powder shooting including loading, maintenance, cleaning, and the surprising capabilities of black powder firearms. He will also bring pieces from his own extensive collection for everyone to shoot.

    The price of the event includes all range fees, a light lunch, and the necessary ammunition components. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own black powder firearms and accessories as well. 


    Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true master of his craft!

    Location : Range 14, Fort Dix, NJ
    Date: Sunday August 7, 10-2 
    Price: $135

    Coming Events

    NJ Safe Conference

    CNJFO Sporting Clays Tournament - Actual Date and Time TBD

    CNJFO Deep Sea Fishing - Date and Time TBD
     


  • April 16, 2016 8:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    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 .

    www.cnjfo.com
    www.JustifiableNeed.com

    ‪#‎CNJFO‬ ‪#‎2A‬ ‪#‎JustifiableNeed‬ ‪#‎EndJustifiableNeed‬

    #‎JusticeForCarolBowne‬ ‪#‎CarolsLifeMatters‬ ‪#‎NRAClub

    ‪#‎ScattergunLeague‬ ‪#‎SafetyFirst‬ ‪#‎OBRPC‬ ‪#‎BirdDustingIsFun‬


  • April 05, 2016 7:40 PM | Anonymous

    Ruling out ad hoc interest-balancing

    Commentary by Alan Gura

    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

    For the full and complete article, please go here.


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