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  • July 10, 2020 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Fri. July 10, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Lots of brand new shooters just got equipped during the covid scare. Is your wife, sister, aunt, cousin, or daughter one of them? Want to do them a real favor and get them some new friends that will teach them how to handle firearms safely & properly? Pass along this info so they can see what The Well Armed Woman is all about. Women teaching women the ropes in a way women can understand. No judgement, just fun & learning. Chapters hosted by commercial ranges with RSO's take all the pressure off! There's a handful of chapters in New Jersey, so reach out and go visit one near you! CNJFO is proud to partner with these dedicated, empowered women helping women!

    CLICK HERE to find a chapter!

  • July 09, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Thurs. July 9, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    In a move that surprised no one, the state of New Germany has decided in its infinite wisdom to close perfectly acceptable open-air shooting & archery range facilities because they claim they don't have the personnel to man them. While on the surface this may seem viable, the reality is you never see a single NJF&W person on patrol, 'cept for the Conservation Cops during hunting season---which aren't affected by this state 3 week furlough! So, as yet another way to screw NJ gun owners because he CAN, our chief executive has once again taken-out his distaste for all things that go BANG! And FWIW, the dumpsters at the WMA's are serviced weekly by contract, so us taxpayers will pay to have empty dumpsters tipped!

  • July 07, 2020 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    Op-Ed by Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal, Editor in-Chief

    Black Wire Media Tues. July 7, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    As a leader in the fight to restore full rights to New Jersey gun owners, the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners did launch on July 1st a salvo of facts at our oppressors infesting the state capitol. This Op-Ed brings to light a problem we in NJ have faced and dealt with for years ---pinned stocks on our AR's! Imagine if you will a land where one size fits all in THE TWILIGHT ZONE!

    The politicians here in NJ want to "feel good" about a "gun problem" that simply doesn't exist (rampant misuse of the most popular rifle in America -- see FBI crime stats for debunking), so they cave to pressure to make it "go away" then propose, sign into law and enforce the "obvious-to-anyone-except-the-U.S. Supreme Court" unconstitutional laws and rules regarding semi-auto rifle possession in NJ that law abiding gun owners are saddled with. Adjustable stocks on semi-auto rifles are EVIL and therefore must be VERBOTEN! Flash suppressors, pistol grips, and bayonet lugs are also EVIL, but today's rant doesn't cover that real estate...

    Trouble is, the stated purpose of all of these "feel-good" measures is "getting more guns off the streets". That's an oxymoronic joke because the reality is Dad needs his own AR, and so does Mom. If they're blessed with kids, NJ parents need a third one to train the kids how to shoot! Why you ask? Because in The People's Republic of New Jerseystan, it's ILLEGAL to have an adjustable-length shoulder stock on a semi-auto rifle that can accommodate all arm lengths in a family! Having one is an indictable offense (FELONY) that will buy you YEARS in JAIL!

    NJ FFL's are a sworn accomplice to this breach of all things holy and therefore must administer "THE FIX" prior to releasing such a deadly "military-style weapon" into the populace. NJ gun owners are allowed 3 "evil features":

    Semi-auto operation, loading via detachable mags, and pistol grips. Leaving the bayonet lug on and/or flash suppressor instantly modifies this platform into an evil weapon of death & destruction, punishable by YEARS in JAIL! Because stock pinning is more important than stopping riots or keeping aggressive inmates jailed during the great Covid Caper of 2020...

    "Imagine if you would going to the dealer to buy a fancy new car with 12 way adjustable power seats. Now imagine the manager tells you to get into the car and adjust it to the way you like it. Imagine in your mind where he then permanently disables it so you can never adjust it again. THAT my friend is the "logic" of NJ gun laws. So now since you are 6'-3", your 5'-1" wife will never be able to drive that car, and you will have to buy ANOTHER CAR so she can reach the pedals. Works the same way in New Jersey for semi-auto long guns, including the most popular sporting rifle in America, the AR-15!" --- Howard Scho, former Jersey resident & competitive action shooter

    WAIT, THERE's MORE! You need a 3rd one for the kids!

    New Jersey's state capitol in Trenton is where all logic and reason goes to die! Political hacks, under the control of the red-shirted Karen's from Mom's Demand Action gun grabbers, have bought into a systemic plan of "feel-good" gun control by ridding the country of the most popular and easiest for women to use with accuracy firearms platform ---the AR-15! They take a bite from the apple every chance they get, and NJ's gun owners always lose!


    "This is precisely why I told NJ Senators Weinberg & Greenwald that their gun control laws result in MORE guns being purchased. Because my wife & I cannot interchange the same AR since the stock simply MUST be in 2 different positions for either of us to be safely accurate. Out of all of the “bans and features” nonsense, this is probably the WORST, and makes “gun safety” (lies by them) actually more dangerous". ---CNJFO's Mark Levy, BWM freelancer

    As the MSM races to enlighten their readers with the latest exploits of known criminals (Prohibited Persons that can't touch a firearm) with rap sheets as long as your arm ---the true cause of violence perpetuated against society by the misuse of firearms, the NJ gun owner is slowly crushed under the weight of more & more "common-sense Gun Control" at the behest of the red-shirted Karen's from Moms Demand. Help us MAKE IT STOP! Become PROACTIVE yourself by JOINING the busiest 2A group in NJ: www.cnjfo.com/join-us


    A self-admitted Shootist, Rosenthal has over 48 years of firearms experience on all platforms, is a competitive shooter in multiple disciplines, bought his first hand gun as a "straw purchase" before the term (and the felony) was invented, and has mentored thousands. From time-to-time he gets a bee in his bonnet and our readers get a peek into his "don't-screw-with-me" mindset. We hope you enjoyed the ride, and share this with your friends & fellow shooters alike.

    ---The Editor

  • July 06, 2020 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Mon. July 6, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    It's nice when you work really hard and important people take notice. Last week saw a major shift for 2A in NJ as we proactively sent a precedent-setting letter to the Governor of New Jersey written by our Communications Director Theresa Inacker. We then published an Op-Ed on the St. Louis couple brandishing at trespassers that caught Colandro's eye, written by our Editor in-Chief Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal. To say our dear friend Anthony was impressed would be an understatement. We must be doing something right, so how about showing some support and joining New Jersey's busiest 2nd Amendment organization! www.cnjfo.com/join-us https://gunforhire.com/…/the-gun-for-hire-radio-broadcast…/…

  • July 06, 2020 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As a #2AHeavyLifter in the Communist People's Republic of New Jerseystan it's not easy. Sometimes you gotta call em' as you see em' and risk "taking the heat" with an unpopular opinion that needs INK. This was one of those moments when you follow your gut instinct & let the chips fall where they may. I stumbled upon Charlie Cook's thoughts on his page. He inspired me to bloviate, and he quoted Tony Simon during a short add'l interview. And THAT's how it all came together. Black Wire Media's Theresa Inacker shared it to TTAG. I'm not surprised it stirred the pot and I'm grateful for everyone's help in making this go viral! Please SHARE & thanks!
    ---Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal, Editor in-Chief at Black Wire Media

    CLICK HERE for the story!

  • July 06, 2020 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Mon. July 6, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Getting a handful of groups to agree on something is never easy. Convincing passionate people to join together for the common good is something CNJFO has wanted to do since our inception many years ago. This formal statement, spearheaded and authored by Coalition Communications Director Theresa Inacker, does that and a whole lot more! An END to the NJ NICS portal, an END to qualified immunity for Police Depts. that stall firearms permitting applications, and END to SYSTEMIC INFRINDGEMENTS of our 2nd Amendment rights! Bravo to all that helped shape this historical document, signed it in agreement, and published it (thanks John Petrolino & Ammoland!) so the world can see that New Jersey Patriots still HAVE SOME FIGHT LEFT IN THEM!

    ---The Editor

    CLICK HERE for the story!

  • July 02, 2020 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Thurs. July 2, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    After four months of being SHUT-DOWN (picked-on in what is clearly an unconstitutional manner), and just a day after being a cosigner of the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners' precedent-setting letter of grievance to NJ Governor Murphy, his A.G. & NJSP Superintendent, Gun For Hire's range owner & NRA Board member Anthony Colandro doth proclaim the great Pew-Pew drought IS OVER! Yes folks, Colandro's Gun For Hire AND ALL INDOOR RANGES IN NJ are now ABLE TO REOPEN as of early this morning (with Covid "plandemic" restrictions)! We suggest you call or write YOUR range for their individualized details! 

    CLICK HERE for video!

  • July 01, 2020 7:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    NJ's 2A Groups Send Unified Message-Demanding Accountability in Firearms Permitting, Elimination of State Middle-Man for NICS!

    by Black Wire Media Wed. July 1, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    For immediate release!

    In an unprecedented bond of unity, New Jersey’s leading Second Amendment organizations have sent a detailed letter to New Jersey’s Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal, Superintendent of State Police, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, and all members of the Legislature proposing reforms to the New Jersey firearms permitting process and background checks. Moreover, the groups are calling for the elimination of qualified immunity for delays in permitting that result in bodily harm or death to the applicant.

    "This proactive call for reform comes as riots, looting and general criminal disturbances are on the rise. New Jersey gun owners are calling for accountability of government for delays in the process and an end to systemic infringements. While I support Constitutional carry, this is a great first step toward that goal." ---Theresa Inacker, CNJFO Communications Director

    CNJFO spearheaded this unprecedented call for reforms to New Jersey's antiquated firearms background check system which helped lead to the predictable yet totally unnecessary death of Berlin, NJ's Carol Bowne five years ago. Bowne was stabbed to death in her own driveway on day #43 waiting for permission to purchase a firearm. Domestic violence victims need a streamlined permitting system!

    Second Amendment entities signing this history-making communication include:

    The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs
    Anthony Colandro of Gun For Hire Range
    Tony Simon, Founder of The Second is For Everyone (2A4E)
    The Women of The DC Project, New Jersey State Delegation
    NJ2A Sanctuary

    Body of the letter follows:

    Governor Philip D. Murphy
    225 W State St
    Trenton, NJ 08625

    Re: Systemic infringements of Gun Rights in New Jersey

    Dear Governor Murphy:

    New Jersey firearms owners are united in one voice as we request reform in how Police Departments and the New Jersey State Police handle and process firearms permitting in New Jersey. The Second Amendment community has been a longtime supporter of our Law Enforcement personnel, who protect and serve our state. However, applicants for Firearms Purchase Identification Cards, Permits to Purchase Handguns, and Applications for Permits to Carry a Handgun encounter a system wrought with delays, denials and absolutely no accountability. These systemic delays are infringements and violate the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

    Defunding Police will inevitably result in Police force reductions, which will result in services being even more strained—this includes permitting. Moreover, reduced policing will result in an increase in crime and reduced response times. Thus, we will continue to see an increase in gun ownership as record numbers of new people seek to protect themselves. As you are aware, we have already seen record numbers of new applications over the past few months.

    New Jersey firearms owners request the following:

    1. Police departments, New Jersey State Police Barracks, the Firearms Unit, County Adjusters, and private contractors be retrained, or reformed as necessary to ensure that applications for Firearms Purchase Identification Cards and Permits to Purchase a Handgun are timely processed, including maximizing coordination among the various agencies and providers of information so that the 30 day processing time frame required by 2C:58-3 is never exceeded due to the action or inaction of a New Jersey governmental agency (State or local) or any private contractor of such agency.

    2. Remove Qualified Immunity for Police Departments, officers, and municipalities where there is a delay in permitting beyond 30 days processing time frame required by 2C:58-3, not attributable to a non-New Jersey agency, resulting in death or bodily harm for the applicant. Recall the case of Carol Bowne who was murdered at the hands of her attacker more than 30 days after she applied for her Firearms Purchase Identification Card. She inquired about the status of her delayed permits on Day 41-she was senselessly murdered on Day 43. See more: 


    3. Remove the State Police as a Point of Contact under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (“NICS”), so that FFLs may contact the federal NICS portal directly, resulting in 24/7 service versus the current limited service provided by the State Police, which is only Monday through Saturday and not on state holidays. This will result in savings to taxpayers, improved access to NICS checks, and the elimination of wasteful duplicative, and dilatory processing through the State.

    Our right to self-defense and preservation of life is a human right and it shall not be taken by any other individual or government. We will no longer be complicit in the degradation and diminution of our own rights.

    The Second Amendment Community is a diverse one, crossing all facets of humanity, notwithstanding color, gender, politics, religion or any other identity. We are the diverse community who attends hearings and testifies, files litigation, submits to background checks in every stage of the process. We are the law-abiding, the ones who refuse to be victims, the ones who refuse to be strong-armed out of their safety, security of persons and property.

    We request reforms of the systemic infringement, the end to qualified immunity for permitting violations and accountability of government in this process.

    In liberty,

    The Coalition of New Jersey Firearms Owners (CNJFO)

    The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC)

    Anthony Colandro, Gun For Hire Woodland Park Range

    Tony Simon, Founder, The Second is For Everyone (2A4E)

    The Women of The DC Project, New Jersey State Delegation

    NJ2A Sanctuary

  • June 30, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Black Wire Media Tues. June 30, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    You've seen the news, and are cognizant of current events. Hundreds of protestors storm onto your property as "mob mentality" rules. They've trashed a fence gate, some may be carrying weapons. Do you meet the threat and deescalate the situation with obvious bravado and a Clint Eastwood "go ahead, make my day" sweep of the crowd or do you find a safe place to hide where they can't see you or hear you, so they then feel unchallenged and empowered and commence to destroy your property or worse? This incident is what the Second Amendment is all about! It's also a testament to the art of brandishing firearms to deescalate. Not a shot was fired! Everybody kept their "social distance"...

    Did the couple do everything "by the book" safety-wise? No, of course not. They're not us (Gun People). Sweeping each other with lack of muzzle awareness is a thing here, and some of the video is hard for 2A people to watch. At the end of the day though, you have to look at the RESULTS!

    The 2A community as a whole is a great bunch of awesome people. This incident unfortunately brought out some really juvenile comments and criticisms, right down to the designer clothes they were wearing. We suppose if they had tactical outfits and looked more like "Cops", the trespassing mob would have somehow felt more afraid and left ASAP?

    The fact of the matter is the BRAVADO itself is what deescalated the mob. Nobody wanted to be the first miscreant to catch a bullet! And that's just how the forgotten art of brandishing works. At its very roots it's the original form of psychological warfare: The miscreant mind says "Is what I'm about to do worth catching a bullet for"? Today's firearm instructors teach how to run & hide in a safe room, grab your gun & a phone and wait for the home invaders to pour you a Molotov cocktail & burn you out. This couple of means chose to take a stand, and by doing so has taught the world a lesson. Especially those willing to grasp it instead of sharing a meme.

    We interviewed Charlie Cook from "Riding Shotgun With Charlie", a firearms Instructor and podcaster that has interviewed many a mover & shaker in the firearms world. He interviewed CNJFO's VP Dave Rosenthal (episode #49) over a year ago, and with almost 80 gun people "riding shotgun" in his front seat, his finger is on the pulse of the 2A community. Here's what Cook had to say:

    "Tony Simon summed it up a few years ago: “you’ve got a lawn mower but you’re not into the lawn mower lifestyle”.

    "These people are gun owners, but they’re not into the “gun owner lifestyle”. They don’t have the training, clothes, gear, or assortment of hardware that we have. They don’t watch our YouTube channels or listen to our podcasts".

    Cook also added,

    "When we all gang up on these people and bash them for their poor training and handling, I assume the Anti-gun folks see this, recognize this, and will start to push for mandatory minimum training, certain scores on qualifying targets for concealed carry, and anything else to get the government more involved and to have less people meet the BS training requirements that they enforce! So less people can own guns and it becomes more restrictive! Honestly, they’re probably like the 2.5+ million new gun owners we’ve gotten in the last few months. They bought a gun, learned a little bit, and thought they’d be ok. Did you see their house? Who would have ever thought “protestors” would have made it there?

    The 2A community can't be for Constitutional carry, then turn around and hassle someone for not taking a training course. They may have taken enough training for the state to allow them to own and/or carry firearms. However, they successfully used a couple of firearms to defend their lives and their home. And no shots were fired. Yes, it was sloppy. We’ve shot more than they have. But most of us haven’t had to use a gun defensively.

    We can make all the funny memes we want. But when their property was trespassed, they met disparity of force with the Equalizer." ---Charlie Cook, Riding Shotgun With Charlie


    The art of brandishing can be employed where legal and is a decision by the gun owner to NOT be a victim. It's simply another tool in the tool chest of a gun owner. It's made on-the-fly as events unfold, and has been a part of our history since long before these United States came to be. Be it a flintlock or a Colt AR-15, it gets the job done. History has proven this time & time again. The pages of NRA's American Rifleman magazine are replete with decades of true stories where a shot was never fired!

    At CNJFO we report the facts and provide expert analysis. That often means we're not the first to post a one-liner with a meme. We can live with that. May you all never have to brandish under a microscope and face consequences for doing so. And thanks to our great friend Charlie Cook.

  • June 29, 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal, Black Wire Editor in-Chief
    Monday June 29, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    The crack of antique gunfire and plumes of black powder smoke wafted through the Old Bridge Rifle & Pistol Club's Range #6 on Saturday as the old west came to life with firing replica late-nineteenth century arms. Henrys and Sharps proved deadly accurate. Colts and Winchesters too--and some of their owners dressed the part for this multi-stage semi-annual competition, run by club Trustee and black powder league match director Lance Brunner.

    Stages were 50 yard 5-Bull Buffalo paper target shot from crossed-sticks, single-action six-gun engaging a B-34 silhouette with scoring rings (the Gunfight), cutting a weighted string with a well-placed bullet (the Hangman), and the .22 Dueling Tree steel action shooter vs. shooter for the shoot-off.

    This is the 12th time Brunner has chaired the semi-annual event in 6 years, and anyone who's a club member could have registered. With outdoor range operations resuming on May 22nd thanks to ANJRPC (our state NRA Association) suing our Governor, lots of members wanted to "scratch the itch" that is "trigger abstinence", so Brunner had no trouble filling the 24 available slots with shooters.

    If we held a "Best Dressed for the part" it would have surely been won by Deb Shannon, dressed in western Sunday finery from her hat to boots! Deb borrowed Brunner's .22 lever rifle for the Dueling Tree stage, making it to the semi-finals for a shoot-off with a gun she never shot before! She was also the first shooter ever in the history of the match to cut the weighted string with a six-gun!

    No cutthroats or highwaymen showed up to the match. In fact this friendly competition saw everyone cheering & spotting for each other, typical of the great camaraderie displayed at every match Brunner runs. The overall match winner (Mark L.) did receive a hand-engraved (by Brunner) .45-70 reproduction BPCR cartridge commemorating the achievement.

    Several CNJFO members and supporters attended the event. Member Joe Long placed first in the 5-Bull Buffalo target scoring 200 points (40 point average per bull). He also cut a weighted string with his .45-70 Sharps single-shot with Vernier tang-mounted peep sight. New member Mike C. cut the string with his Rossi lever action saddle gun. Peter Brady did great on the B-34 "Gunfight" stage with his six-gun, as did Dave Z.

    This writer made club history as only the second competitor in the 12 matches held thus far to cut the weighted string using a hand gun. Deb Shannon did it first, at this very same match using her .357 six-gun! I shot sometime after Shannon using my Dad's Ruger New Model .357 Blackhawk single-action commemorative, made in 1976 & adorned with "Made in the 200th Year of American Liberty" roll-stamped onto the top of the barrel. I used .38 Spl. wadcutters I received in a "horse trade" about 25 years ago. Dad is smilin' from Heaven :)

    Old Bridge R&P Club's black powder league resumes full operation this Sunday at their regular monthly 1st Sunday of the month match. Fellow NRA Double Distinguished Experts in muzzleloading (this writer was the first in the country) will be on hand offering mentoring & camaraderie.

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