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  • September 10, 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Dan Grdovic for Black Wire Media Thur. Sept. 10, 2020


    Attention new gun owners!

    First of all, we here at CNJFO as well as the gun community at large welcome you whole heartedly to the world of firearms ownership.

    Now, there's a few things we need to go over:

    1) You need some sort of gun storage device whether a locker or a safe or an quick access box, whatever you do, do NOT assume your kids won't find your gun. Remember, you found your parents porn and alcohol... And no, a cigar box is not sufficient.

    2) You need to learn the four rules of firearm safety, no matter what: Assume all guns are always loaded and check them to see if they are. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target and your ready to shoot. Know your target and what lies beyond your target.

    3) New guns should be cleaned before their first range trip. The factory oil on the gun is thicker and is designed to protect the firearm for long storage periods and isn't designed for parts sliding back and forth at high velocity. Many new owners are upset to find that their brand new gun is jamming only to figure out that a simple basic cleaning alleviates these issues.

    4) Invest in training. You just spent a bunch of money on a gun that you may think you know how to use. Take another $200 and go take an 8 hour class, learn to be safER and more accurate through professional instruction.

    5) Spend a few bucks extra on "splatter targets". They amplify the bullet impact allowing you to better see where you're hitting the target.

    6) Practice, practice, practice. As with any manual skill, practice is necessary. Get to the range. Don't just put that gun in your nightstand safe. How do you know it actually works unless you've shot it? Learn how to manipulate your firearm!

    7) Enjoy. Go to the range and enjoy the camaraderie that is the gun community. In no other hobby will someone hand you their several thousand dollar firearm and let you pop off a few rounds. And yes, it's polite to offer them some ammo for their kindness, but most won't take it. Again, Enjoy!

    8) Preserve your gun rights. You worked hard jumping through all the hoops necessary for legal gun ownership. It took time, money and patience. You made the decision to buy & use a tool to DEFEND your family. It would be a shame to let anyone simply declare your RIGHTS no longer EXIST.

    Here in New Jersey, the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners fights for your RIGHT to own, use and transport your firearms. We need your HELP to continue our mission fighting bad gun laws by educating legislators about unintended consequences of "feel-good" Bills, conducting firearms safety training for youth and promoting all the good firearms ownership provides at various community outreach events. Annual membership is less than a trip to the range and we gift you a t-shirt for joining NJ's most active 2nd Amendment group! Join NOW to fight to keep your gun(s): www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    We've established an easy-to-navigate electronic stockpile of useful articles featuring both hard news and Op-Ed's by some of the brightest minds in NJ 2nd Amendment circles. Our writers and editors provide expert analysis you can count on being worthy of your attention: www.cnjfo.com/News

    And finally, welcome and feel free to ask questions.

    -Your new friends at CNJFO

  • September 09, 2020 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    reprinted from ANJRPC Wed. Sept. 9, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    On Monday, September 14 at 7 p.m., please join ANJRPC Executive Director and NRA Board Member Scott Bach on Zoom as he addresses the Middlesex County Republican Women's Club. The meeting is free, and all ANJRPC members are invited to participate.

    Scott will discuss current Second Amendment issues affecting New Jersey, including the U.S. Supreme Court's recent refusal to take another Second Amendment case, updates on the magazine ban lawsuit, and a review of ANJRPC's three successful lawsuits earlier this year forcing Governor Murphy to reverse his own executive orders shutting down gun stores and ranges (supposedly due to Covid-19). Scott will also take questions about any Second Amendment topic, or about happenings at NRA and ANJRPC.

    You MUST register in advance for Monday's Zoom meeting in order to attend. You MUST be an ANJRPC member to participate. (Membership has its privilege's...---The Editor)

    Click here now to register:


    See you Monday at 7 p.m.!


    Bach is known nationally in 2A circles. He's a great resource, trusted advisor and dear friend of the Coalition. Recognizing that CNJFO is worthy of his highest trust, he saw in us an opportunity to build a great relationship, and so has saw fit to invite us to all of ANJRPC's Executive Board meetings and the Annual Meeting, where we're encouraged to participate as partners for the greater good and the 2nd Amendment in particular. We wish him much success at this meeting.

    ---The Editor

  • September 08, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    GunFreedomRadio EP246 Decoding Firearms with John Petrolino


    by Black Wire Media Tues. Sept. 8, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    CNJFO Life Member, Black Wire Media staffer, Ammoland and Bearing Arms contributor, author John Petrolino, was interviewed last week on "Gun Freedom Radio" by host Cheryl Todd. The interview dropped on Wednesday Sept. 2nd on Todd's YouTube channel. Todd is known in national 2A circles as the co-owner of AZ Firearms and the "polka dots are my camo" DC Project Delegate / Director from Arizona. The vibrant & outgoing Todd was so impressed with Petrolino's newest book, "Decoding Firearms", she dedicated GFR Episode #246 in its entirety to discussing points she felt are both very relevant and unique.

    Our CNJFO Board of Trustees did unanimously pass a motion to purchase 100 of these paperbacks, "Decoding Firearms, An Easy To Read Guide on General Gun Safety and Use" to be used as training guides by our Life Members. We partnered with the publisher Forget Me Knot Media, LLC to do just that.

    Each Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners "Lifer" has received their complementary copy, and we have several more to GIVE AWAY to NEW LIFE MEMBERS joining WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! To get your complimentary copy and help the Coalition fight bad gun law, go to: www.cnjfo.com/join-us and select LIFE MEMBERSHIP!

    CLICK HERE for the interview...

  • September 04, 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Dan Grdovic for Black Wire Media Fri. Sept. 4, 2020


    As we gear up for a Holiday Weekend, NJ NICS continues to be backlogged by an overwhelming number of "Instant" Background Check requests, but does that mean they will be working on Labor Day in an effort to reduce the log jam? Most certainly NOT.

    While small business would recognize their commitment to their customers, and would "do what needs to get done" in order to satisfy, we humble peon tax payers are at the mercy of our elected masters who deign to allow us to exercise our rights after waiting the prescribed amount of time, plus more, and paying our prescribed fees, plus more, and then delay us even further, at their whim.

    When will it end? Likely not until Der Commissar is removed from Der Trenton. Even then, the legislature will remain FIRMLY anti-self protection and pro-bail reform (read pro-criminal). There is no relief in the legislature, there is no relief in the courts, and there is no relief in voting for "someone different" because they all have the same stripes.

    We certainly understand the feeling that the only hope left is for an exit from "what exit" to greener pastures, which today means anywhere with less taxes, which translates to something like 49 other states and 14 territories. However, CNJFO is in this for the long haul. Our rights were removed slowly, using a Deli analogy, like thin shaved Genoa Salami, we must therefore demand that they are returned like thick sliced Liverwurst! We are tired of having our Second Amendment rights being treated as Second Class. We demand Equality for ALL Civil Rights!

    (Paul Harvey Voice) Good Day!


    CNJFO President Dan Grdovic is frustrated with an over-worked, paper-pushed ANTIQUE background check system from the 1960's. Aren't we ALL? What IF each State Police Barracks had a printer that could push-out the gun buying forms and credentials? What IF the powers that be would WAKE-UP and realize that maybe gun collectors (that have been through more than a dozen background checks) don't need a 15th hand gun to go on a crime spree, they can use the OTHER 14 they already got CHECKED for?

    "COGS IN THE WHEEL"...WHY aren't ANY of the people responsible for delivering the means by which to obtain a constitutionally protected RIGHT saying to themselves, "With such a BACKLOG maybe the 16th handgun's paperwork can be processed more like a dog license"?

    16 no good for you? Less? More? Make up you're damn mind and get on MY page damn you! Time for us "Gun Peasants" to BE HEARD! Pick a number YOU'RE comfortable with and ask YOUR elected Assembly & Senators "WHY"! Not every gun buyer is a "First Timer". Maybe it's long past time to recognize THAT? "The SYSTEM" could certainly use a break!

    ---The Editor

  • September 02, 2020 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Jack Pyle for Black Wire Media Wed. Sept. 2, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Tell Jack Pyle to mail your book too by becoming a CNJFO Life Member RIGHT NOW! Go to: www.cnjfo.com/join-us .

    This is the email Treasurer Jack Pyle sent to every CNJFO Life Member ---The Editor

    "At CNJFO, our mission is to support the Second Amendment through education and awareness. Our founding principles are: Education, Safety, Awareness and Activism.

    2020 has so far proven to be a year without precedent; a COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions, shortages of food and basic necessities, and now looting and rioting in cities across the country.

    A direct response to the anxiety and fear that many are experiencing has been an increase in gun ownership. In NJ alone, the number of new Firearms Purchase ID applications in 2020 is estimated at 160,000 thus far. That's more applications than were processed in 2018 and 2019 combined!

    As an organization of gun owners committed to safety and education, it is imperative that we have the proper knowledge and tools necessary to assist the newest members of our community and to educate them in the safe and responsible use of firearms.

    That is why, through a partnership with Forget Me Knot Media, LLC, we are excited to provide our Life Members with a complimentary copy of fellow CNJFO Life Member John Petrolino's new book, Decoding Firearms.

    Written as both an introduction for those new to firearms as well as a refresher for experienced gun owners with years behind the trigger, Decoding Firearms covers all the major topics in its 278 pages. Here is what noted author and 2A advocate David Codrea had to say:

    "With so many first-time gun buyers, real safety is essential, and this book is impressive in the breadth of topics covered, and because the author has kept it easy to read and understand."

    Your complimentary copy of Decoding Firearms is on its way to you. We ask only that you read through the contents and use the information to reach out and help those new members of our community. The new gun owners you assist today will be the future 2A supporters, advocates and voters...but only if we reach them. As the saying goes..."each one, reach one."

    Hope you enjoy the book. Additional copies for friends and family can be purchased at the link below:


    Thank you for your support,


    Donate to CNJFO by visiting: www.cnjfo.com/Donate

  • September 01, 2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Tues. Sept. 1, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Sandy Muldoon wants a higher level of safety throughout her community of North Arlington, NJ, and so she gave a free half-day interactive seminar last Sunday. Entitled "Introduction to NJ Firearms Law, Safety and Home Defense", the class is designed for the public at-large, not gun owners in particular. Hosted by well-known businessman Master Allen DePena, owner of Zentai Martial Arts on Ridge Road in North Arlington, this was Muldoon's first such endeavor.

    Not a stranger to public speaking, the single mom of 3 had prepared an extensive syllabus that covered lots of detail and put fears of the unknown to rest. Firearms law and how its vagueness can be misinterpreted by both new gun owners AND judges alike stunned the room. Jaws dropped and eyes were opened as brains digested what law-abiding firearms owners have to contend with in NJ.

    The non-political approach Muldoon chose to teach with allowed guests to appreciate just how stupid "Feel-Good" NJ gun law IS without risking losing them by "going political". Firearms transportation was covered in-depth as Muldoon explained the NJ "Directly To & From" rule, how it always applies to hand guns, the exemption for long guns when you have a NJFPID card, and gave examples of allowable deviations of roadside emergencies, food and fuel stops, and picking up a passenger while enroute to the range.

    In addition to a lecture format with simultaneous Q&A, Muldoon used 911 audio tapes to drive home the need for having a Safety PLAN and customizing it to your family's needs. The audience listened to actual 911 calls involving home invasions, a term that NJ law enforcement never uses since no one has yet "invented the category" for proper reporting. Some outcomes were more tragic than others, with armed homeowners able to defend themselves and unarmed families being brutalized at their captor's will.

    Establishing a "family password" for unannounced visitations at Zero Dark Thirty by college age offspring can deescalate a defensive response by the rest of the family. Having layers of security starting with reinforced doors, alarms, cctv, dog(s) and Sam Colt's equalizer (a firearm) as a last resort in defense of a home invasion are all good things to have.

    Muldoon herself was a victim of a home invasion decades ago, prior to her firearms ownership and training as a firearms instructor. A perp pushed their door in so hard, he bent it towards her and a family member. All Muldoon had then was a golf club to swing at the home invader. She connected a few times and luckily drove the perp away.

    Audience members were glued to their seats and actively joined the Q&A. Immigrants Virginia Hernandez and Lujan Castro gave personal accounts of how firearms in their home countries were considered evil and never to be obtained for self protection since only criminals and Police had them. The pair also stated that the stigma surrounding firearm ownership continues to this day in the Hispanic community, with many North Arlington residents afraid to mention guns at all. This is a "thing" as Muldoon received nearly a dozen texts just prior to the class from over-cautious residents afraid to be seen in a public setting even talking about gun ownership.

    David "Rosey" Rosenthal, CNJFO vice president, was invited to address the gathering. He outlined CNJFO's Second Amendment mission of education and awareness, and how the Coalition is very active defending the 2nd Amendment all the way up to the Supreme Court. A question from the audience was best answered with Rosenthal demonstrating how bad guys can be shot in the back as they're shooting backwards towards innocents returning fire. CNJFO donated swag, Second Amendment Foundation paperback books, D-Lead wipes, etc., which were all raffled as free door prizes for attending. Nobody left emptyhanded.

    Rosenthal was part of a 2-person expert panel which also included Shari Spivack, Muldoon's co-founder of the Second Amendment Women Shooting Club - SAW, based at the Gun For Hire Woodland Park Range on McBride Ave. in Woodland Park. Muldoon bounced several questions to Rosenthal and Spivack, and the pair handled them all with Muldoon moderating. The audience loved the format.

    Among many questions fielded by Rosenthal on legal technicalities was the story about the history (Newark riots) surrounding the decision by NJ legislators to declare WW2 M1 carbines ILLEGAL because several were stolen from the Plainfield, NJ plant where they were manufactured. An illegal house-to-house search was conducted in only minority neighborhoods and since none were found the rifle was deemed "illegal" by name. The law which was passed decades ago, still outright forbids ownership of a handy tool from WW2.

    Spivack addressed the audience introducing them to the SAW group. Shari fielded a number of questions about female gun ownership, purchasing something that fits, and how everyone shares their firearms at a SAW Port Meet-Up, thus making each trip to the range more enjoyable and educational. The women's shooting club she and Muldoon co-founded is based at Gun For Hire's Woodland Park Range: www.gunforhire.com .

    Muldoon was elated to inform green card holding immigrants present that they too can apply for & receive firearm purchase permits. Spivack and Muldoon are petite in stature and spoke about "EVIL" adjustable stocks on the AR-15 platform and how inconvenient and stupid NJ gun law is regarding what most consider a likeable feature that actually enhances safety so shooters with short AND longer arms can get a proper fit with a single rifle. NJ law backfires, doubling-down on "the stupid" by causing families to purchase multiple copies of the same gun so everyone in the family gets a proper fit. So much for "getting guns off the streets", lol!

    Sandy and Shari took NRA instructor classes together at Gun For Hire, becoming firearms instructors almost a decade ago when few women were becoming instructors (today that's not the case). They approached range owner Anthony Colandro to help start a women's shooting group, which he immediately did and SAW was born. To learn more about SAW, go to www.sawshootingclub.com .

    Muldoon and Rosenthal first met at the Old Bridge Rifle & Pistol Club's indoor range over 9 years ago. Rosenthal invited Sandy and daughter Molly, age 5, to take Molly's first shots on the .22 bolt action he bought to train his son with. A friendship blossomed, and Muldoon has attended several CNJFO fundraisers including pheasant and hog hunts with daughter Molly. To learn more about the Coalition and follow 2nd Amendment activism & news, please visit: www.cnjfo.com/news .

  • August 30, 2020 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by David "Rosey" Rosenthal, Editor in-Chief Black Wire Media

    Sunday August 30, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    First, the legal mumbo-jumbo: I AM NOT A LAWYER!

    Does your range make up NJ gun law all by itself? Do your friends, relatives and FFL's you deal with? Do you get confused trying to interpret conflicting statutes of NJ gun law by yourself and then resort to self-discrimination of your legal gun rights in order to make yourself "FEEL SAFE" when transporting firearms, so you won't be the next victim of persecution for a simple mistake? The following Op-Ed was initially a response to a CNJFO member & supporter who asked me questions based upon a notice he saw at his local range which said:


    If you are shooting alone, you need to bring your current FID with you EVERY VISIT. In addition to it being a law for transporting firearms throughout the state, our insurance policy mandates this. For everyone’s safety this is a must and now in effect. If you have any questions please call or write."


    "1- I thought if your renting alone you just needed a drivers license. What if you don't have a FID CARD?

    1b - If I'm a member shooting alone, I need my FID Card.

    1c - Are insurance companies now getting involved?

    2- I know it's good to have, but is it now a law that you do need it (NJFPID card) to transport?

    3- Again, I know it's better to have your NJFPID card with you, would a copy suffice?"

    I'll handle this one question at a time, applying out-of-the-box thinking and actual examples I've eye-witnessed. Here goes:

    1. Rules set by commercial ranges can change like spools of toilet paper. If they say you have to shoot on one foot weak-handed, then that's what everybody has to do or risk getting thrown-out. This enforcement is due to a commercial insurance carrier's Underwriter doing their due diligence via a suicide threat assessment and is implemented to offset an extremely high insurance premium. It's a choice every commercial range that rents firearms (and has this business model) figures out on its own and puts into effect. Insurance carriers get involved at ranges before the first cement block is laid to create the foundation, let alone establish "rules" put into place to reduce suicides. Since all private clubs mandate you be a NJFPID card holder on their applications, this "rule" by commercial ranges isn't needed. A gun owner & NJFPID card holder doesn't need to rent a gun to take their life. It HAS happened at a commercial NJ range, but is EXTREMELY RARE!

    Many foreign nationals from communist countries get a taste of freedom at commercial ranges. None of THEM have NJ or ANY other driver's license. I've seen it with my own eyes. In fact, foreign nationals represent a huge target market that keeps commercial ranges BUSY and PROFITABLE! A foursome arrives in an Uber from NYC and drops $150 - $200 per head for rental guns, lots of ammo and instruction. It's like going to Disney only LOUDER!

    2. In a one word answer, NO! Here's WHY:

    A NJFPID card has never been required by law to transport firearms within the existing exemptions! One reason is a NJFPID card holder has to be 18 years old. NJ Fish & Wildlife issues hunting licenses to 10 year olds (they need to be accompanied by parent or guardian), and allows kids to HUNT BY THEMSELVES before they're allowed to drive! So if the "Yellow Card" (NJFPID) was mandatory, every 17 year old licensed driver who hunts in NJ with his Mom's or Dad's scattergun would be guilty of an indictable offense (FELONY!) for merely driving the empty scattergun & ammo to the hunting location!

    New arrivals to NJ from out of state can bring-in their 200 gun collections and never register in NJ as a gun owner. So long as there aren't any semi-auto long guns with EVIL features (a scattergun that holds more than 6 rounds or has a pistol grip, and of course rifles with only 2 evil features with the pistol grip) or external mags that hold more than 10 rounds (.22 semi-auto pea shooters actually got a break---signed into law by Murphy!--so 18 round tubular mags are back to being street-legal), those new residents OR VISITORS are "golden"...

    Lots of private clubs hold scheduled competitions with all three popular platforms (rifle, pistol, and shotgun), and do so with visitors from neighboring states. These out-of-state competitors don't hold NJFPID cards! Since LAWS fall on everyone EQUALLY, and these non-residents attend matches without getting arrested for not having a NJFPID card, you shouldn't get in trouble either...

    No one ever arrested a surviving spouse for illegally transporting their spouse's firearms (registered or NOT) to ANY EXEMPT LOCATION! Appraiser, FFL, Gunsmith, range, hunting field, etc., etc., etc. Lord knows plenty of firearm owners have left this mortal coil, so where are all the inmates guilty of a felony for transporting w/o a "Yellow Card"?

    A 18 year old "kid" can be willed firearms (long gun only), and a 21 year old can legally transport hand guns willed to them. Neither kid needs a yellow card to take their deceased relative's firearms to the range or any other exempt location. Which is why none of them are sittin' in jail...

    3. Technically speaking, by the letter of the law, having your FPID card WITH YOU while transporting IS NOT REQUIRED! It's the most common NJ firearms law myth after "hollow points are illegal". Nowhere is it written in the 2C statutes that you must POSSESS IT while transporting. The law merely stipulates that it only be "OBTAINED", thus creating your SBI number. Further investigation on your part will conclude that there isn't ANY law or PENALTY written that indicates POSSESSION must be accommodated to be within the written exemption. Refer back to the 17 year old hunter driving alone above...


    One item to note, a NJFPID does provide an alternative means to possess a long gun while transporting. Namely it provides for lawful transport WHILE OUTSIDE the standard exemptions that apply to non-residents, visiting shooters and residents without NJFPID cards; it is not, however, mandated for transport within the exemptions. It's VERY important to know the EXEMPTIONS and carry your card with you (if you've "OBTAINED" it) in order to exercise your FULL rights as a gun owner like I do.

    The most prominent example of "extended liberties" (as I call them) when transporting LONG GUNS while in possession of your "Yellow Card" is the ability to go virtually anywhere you want with properly secured EMPTY long guns in your vehicle. That boils-down to not visiting schools, government buildings and military installations with small arms in your vehicle. Shopping, visiting, pumpkin picking, et-al are all now covered, thus making your life easier and somewhat hassle-free. You no longer have to live by the infamous NJ "Directly To & From Exempt Locations Rule" that always covers hand gun transport. In fact older versions of the card (like mine from 1983) actually stated its purpose as "PURCHASE and CARRY of rifles and shotguns" and as a permit to possess same.


    1b above is merely a "range rule" designed to lower insurance rates thereby keeping cost of doing business and the resultant annual dues, port fees, etc. at a commercial range, UNDER CONTROL!

    Additionally, if a NJ multi-millionaire that had multiple residences spread throughout NJ's 21 counties, leaving his/her yellow card in Bergen county never stopped them from bringing firearms to their shore house for plinking, competition OR self-defense. Much like when the country was formed, LAND OWNERS HAVE MORE RIGHTS (and more EXEMPTIONS too)!

    I hope I've been helpful. Thanks again for your steadfast support of 2A and CNJFO in particular.


  • August 28, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Black Wire Media Fri. Aug. 28, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    It has come to our attention that some FFL's are somewhat confused when handling new firearms applicants. In an effort to stem the tide of phone calls by FFL's (firearms retailers) in New Jersey to the extremely busy NJ State Police Firearms Unit that issues all the permits, and thereby increase the available time to actually PROCESS the same as fast as possible, we hereby remind everyone that the standard right thumb print on the reverse of your State of New Jersey Firearms Purchaser ID card is NO LONGER REQUIRED to purchase firearms in the state (see photo)! Cards with a BLANK back are 100% legitimate AS-IS, and are legal to use. For more 2A news, go to: www.cnjfo.com/news

  • August 25, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Michael Celano for Black Wire Media Aug. 25, 2020


    If you've been the least bit vocal about your love for the 2nd Amendment and/or the shooting sports in general, don't look now, but you've become THAT GUY (or GAL)!

    The "Go-To" for all things firearms related in your circle of friends AND long-lost relatives. You're no longer "that Gun Nut" that's merely tolerated at parties, vacations and family events. Hell, YOU'RE THE EXPERT! An automatic expert on every facet & minutia concerning NJ gun law, the permitting process, buying, shooting, cleaning, feeding & servicing every firearm, every platform known to mankind. Period.

    It's an AWESOME responsibility, so be prepared for it.

    Between Covid, riots in the streets, the defund the Police movement, and an uncertain future, the formerly gun-hating (actually fencepost-sitting) public is buying firearms like they're going to be OUTLAWED next week! As heard on Gun For Hire Radio, some NJ shore towns have reported a 1,000% increase in NJFPID card applicants! Hell, even the main stream media contacted us just last week to ask about where all the ammo went (see The Star Ledger story of Aug. 21st)!

    Your job as a defender of freedom is to put your sarcasm aside and TEACH! Don't get too preachy, and go slow. Welcome them into gun ownership. Take them shooting, introduce them to 2A groups such as CNJFO, give them our Black Wire Blog archive webpage: www.cnjfo.com/news and let them LEARN at their speed. There's a LOT of unconstitutionality to cover, so LET US DO IT FOR YOU!

    Use personal experiences, highlight some obvious to everyone overreach, and present the material in such a way as to initiate more questions, cause after-all, YOU ARE THE EXPERT!

    We leave you with a scenario that's comical to us "Old Hands" and currently happening throughout NJ to thousands of newly-minted "Experts" and their new gun-owning friends & relatives.

    From action shooter Michael Celano:

    "Friend 4 years ago:

    “No one should have access to firearms. But if you are going to have them, you should have to take a class and get certified! And you definitely shouldn’t have access to "assault weapons" (evil, black, scary-lookin' rifles). You also should have to get a background check to buy a gun.”

    Same friend 4 months ago:

    “I tried to buy a gun and they wouldn’t sell it to me!! They told me I need a firearms ID card (background check). Can’t I just go to a gun show?”

    Me: “No sh*t. I told you that 4 years ago. Go online to your police department and download the forms. And submit. And no, dummy, you can’t go to a gun show! A ~ there are none in Jersey. B ~ you still need a permit!”

    Same friend 3 weeks ago:

    “I don’t understand why it’s taking so long for me to get a permit. It's been well over 2 months! This is ridiculous.”

    Same friend last week:

    “I got my ID and permit, I went to the store and they are out of stock on everything!”

    Same friend 2 days ago:

    “I bought a rifle and a pistol. I couldn’t find any ammo though, so can you give me some of yours? Oh and can you take me to your range and teach me how to use it? I looked online and there aren’t any classes”

    Me: .....just shaking my effing head.

    ---Michael Celano, OBR&PC member

  • August 24, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Dan Grdovic for Black Wire Media

    Monday Aug. 24, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    So, you waited your legislatively mandated maximum 30 days (in practice more like 70+ days, depending on your town) for your "permission slip" from the State to allow you to purchase your handgun, only to find out that the NICS "INSTANT" background check (the UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECK that you constantly hear the overzealous media clamoring for as if it didn't exist), resembles Instant the way Instant Coffee resembles coffee, or the way Government resembles Help.

    Those "increased resources" they speak about? Yeah, they have not increased resources in any measurable manner as the backlog still remains well above 1,000 checks, and has been holding at that level for close to three weeks. At CNJFO we saw this coming. In fact it's why we wrote to Gov. Murphy, NJSP Superintendent Callahan and every NJ Senator & Assemblyperson on July 1st imploring them to DO AWAY with the NJ Portal for the National Instant Check System (NICS)! We're still waiting for his not so "INSTANT" answer...

    Delays such as these have resulted in deaths. Deaths at the hand of the state. Carol Bowne applied for her permits, and was killed on her property at day 43, stabbed to death by an ex-boyfriend whom she had a restraining order against. Her newly-installed CCTV captured it all. If she had lived in Pennsylvania, just a few minutes from her Berlin, NJ home, not only wouldn't have she WAITED that long, she'd have a CARRY PERMIT to at least try to defend herself against her murderer. We'll save that Unicorn story (carry permit in NJ) for another day...

    We tend to roll our eyes at the following clichés: A restraining order is just a piece of paper, and a right delayed, remains a right denied. Yet here we have, in practice, the negative effects indicated therein. Another body, another soul, stacked like cordwood on the altar of GUN CONTROL.

    What's a prospective gun owner to do? For those of you who are close to "the border" and are purchasing a long gun, we highly recommend going to PA as PICS is still running somewhere between 5 and 15 minutes - and yes, that's 100% legal, but only for long guns.

    But wait, there's more going on here. The NJ NICS Portal was listing their backlog online, you see that in the screenshot photo, and then for whatever reason they pulled the backlog announcement DOWN temporarily. As of Friday Aug 21 at 8:00 AM, what does the NJ NICS Portal show? That's right folks, shortly after the Star Ledger reached out to CNJFO to interview us about these delays, MIRACULOUSLY, the NJ NICS Portal no longer lists anything about a backlog! Hmmmm?

    Yesterday the number advisory splash page was reposted with "1,969" still waiting for approval processing, and the notice said they were still 4 days behind. Best analogy we can think of is trying to put out a house fire with a garden hose, and a KINKED one at that!

    So, did they add 11 new people overnight to clear the backlog? HARDLY! The backlog still exists, they've just (temporarily) maneuvered themselves so that YOU don't have proof of THEIR incompetence. Maybe it grew to over 2,000 and someone decided no one needed to KNOW THAT? Not that you needed proof - just look at the absurd lines and policies at DMV! Think anything is going to change? HARDLY.

    In the meantime, we wish you good luck, and pray that the home invaders don't knock between now and when YOUR "instant"? check is approved.


    CNJFO President Dan Grdovic brings up the facts & figures that can't be "massaged" into a pretty picture. Is that why The Star Ledger's original story on firearms transfers that our Theresa Inacker spent considerable time being interviewed on never saw ink? Is THAT why it "morphed" ("Murph-ed" for my Peeps) into the "nobody can find ammo on the shelf due to exploding demand overtaking an already ramped-up production story"?? In fact Grdovic's portrait of incompetency leads this Editor to ask THE question I've been asking as a gun owner for decades:

    With a broken-down system (NJ NICS Portal) as bad as it IS, and getting worse by the day, why do obvious gun collectors need to CLOG it? After 5, 10, 20 hand guns collected, the collector doesn't "need" the 21st to commit their crime spree, knock over a liquor store or rob a bank! So why in hell are we even bothering "KINKING the garden hose trying to put-out the house fire" with yet another needless, point-of-purchase "check" (with almost a business week backlog) at the gun counter (transfer point)?? All it does is MAKE THE FIRST TIME GUN BUYERS WAIT even MORE!

    Isn't it about time that NJ figured out that they can TRUST HONEST Gun Owners? Isn't the paper hand gun permit signed by the local Chief of Police enough for gun collectors? Why does NJ treat every gun owner like a criminal on a prison Chain Gang "asking permission to go potty"?

    ---The Editor

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