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  • December 01, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Image may contain: 1 person, grass, outdoor and nature, text that says 'CRIMINALS CARRY GUNS EVERY DAY! Why are you DENIED the right to carry a firearm for self-defense? Get the facts: JustifiableNeed.com Coalition ofNew Jersey Firearm Owners CNJFO www.enjfo.com'


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

    BREAKING! The Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners joined the National Rifle Association and the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs in bringing a suit against a number of Chiefs of Police as well as the New Jersey State Attorney General this afternoon. The scourge of "Justifiable Need" as a yardstick to measure worthiness of weapons carry flies in the face of the Heller decision, which states that case-by-case determinations are UNCONSTITUTIONAL! This suit, filed in Federal Court, seeks an end to "Justifiable Need". From the 22 page document filed this afternoon:

    "Plaintiffs pray for an order and judgment:

    a. Declaring that New Jersey’s “justifiable need” requirement violates the Second and Fourteenth Amendments and is thus devoid of any legal force or effect". For lines b thru g, see original complaint/document text (link below).

    From ANJRPC: "See the alert below from NRA-ILA announcing the filing of a new lawsuit by NRA, ANJRPC, and CNJFO challenging New Jersey's unconstitutional laws blocking right to carry. This is ANJRPC's third (and hopefully final) lawsuit to restore right to carry in the Garden State. ANJRPC is pleased to partner with NRA and CNJFO on this historic effort".

    Click below for a copy of the complaint:



    The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action partnered with The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs in a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey for infringing on our members’ right to carry.

    New Jersey’s may-issue statute also requires that people justify their need to carry. And even though the Supreme Court said that self-defense is “the central component” of the Second Amendment, the desire to defend yourself is insufficient justification under New Jersey law. This makes it all but impossible for law-abiding gun owners to receive a permit, which is required to lawfully carry a handgun in New Jersey.

    One of the Plaintiffs in the lawsuit is a firearms instructor with a current federal and New Jersey firearms retail license. But when he went to submit his application for a permit at his local police department, he was told not to even bother because it would just be denied for lacking a justifiable need.

    “That is egregious but pretty common in New Jersey,” said Michael Jean, NRA-ILA Director of Litigation. “The Supreme Court said that the Second Amendment ‘takes out of the hands of government … the power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon.’ But that’s what officials in New Jersey do when they reject applicants who they believe haven’t justified their need to exercise their rights. This lawsuit’s aim is to put an end to that.”

    The case is Mazahreh v. Grewal. It was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The Coalition of New Jersey Firearms Owners also joined the lawsuit.

    CNJFO is proud to partner with NRA and our state NRA Association, ANJR&PC. Together we hope this lawsuit brings to bear the full weight of the Heller decision and forces New Jersey to issue weapons carry permits on a "SHALL-ISSUE" basis, as is the case with well over 40 states in the Union.

  • December 01, 2020 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



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

    "UNITY IN THE 2A COMMUNITY!" isn't just a tag-line on a podcast! We realize that our readership covers all 50 states, and is regarded nationally as being comprised of some of the biggest #2AHeavyLifters in the USA. The DC Project is national in scope, and their "Education, NOT Legislation" mantra fits in perfectly with the goals and mission of the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners, NJ's busiest Second Amendment organization. So if you're able, please consider a donation to these pioneering trendsetters so that they may be able to assist us in our 2nd Amendment goals. You don't have to be a CNJFO member to donate, just go to the DCP website: www.dcproject.info . Then please also consider giving to New Jersey's most active 2A rights organization, CNJFO: www.cnjfo.com/Donate . Thanks from all of us at CNJFO and remember to shop SAFE & LOCAL!

  • November 30, 2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CNJFO President Dan Grdovic was tonight's guest on the Second Amendment Foundation's Polite Society Podcast, Monday Nov. 30th! Paul Lathrop hosted and Amanda Suffecool & Robyn Sandoval provided commentary, asked Dan questions and thanked CNJFO for all of our outstanding efforts on behalf of gun owners everywhere! Are YOU a member? Sign-up HERE: www.cnjfo.com/join-us

  • November 30, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Black Wire Media Mon. Nov. 30, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Dear Members,

    On February 17, 2020, the CNJFO Executive Board, as dictated by the Constitution and Bylaws conducted an election for an interim President. At that time, I was elected to an interim term, not to exceed 12 months while the organization conducted a search for another President.

    Since then, despite Covid lockdowns, CNJFO has been active. We have had regular monthly executive board meetings and the organization continues to spread our positive message and foster safe, and educational Second Amendment events.

    We have also provided regular reporting on Second Amendment infringements, proposed ‘gun-safety’ legislation, proposed fee increases, as well as ongoing situations in the media. Our news division, known as Black Wire Media, is under the direction of Dave Rosenthal, our Editor in-Chief. He and his staff have broken several stories that went viral. Two Lacey Twp., NJ incidents involving governmental overreach denying the 2A rights of high schoolers and their families. The Marine who was almost jailed for (2) standard capacity magazines our Country gave him and shipped home in his footlocker when he was injured by an I.E.D. in the Sandbox (the Mike Harky story). There are many more.

    We regularly post news-breaking, in-depth stories on Facebook, and since early this year, John Petrolino has been assisting us and mirroring those articles on our website as well. https://www.cnjfo.com/news

    In January, we conducted a Hog Hunt at Mohr’s and became part of history by attending & interviewing several patriots at the huge 2A Rally in Richmond, VA. where 20,000+ gathered. In February we conducted a Pheasant Hunt at Giberson’s using all three hunting fields both morning & afternoon.

    Since Covid, we've done the following:

    · Assisted the DC Project, NJ Chapter by donating branded shirts.

    · Appeared on the Stop Gun Bans Podcast hosted by Michael Zubick

    . Distributed John Petronlino’s book “Decoding Firearms” to all of our life members.

    · Attended Telco Sportsmen's Club Monday Night Trap League, mentored & spoke to their members.

    . Attended Old Bridge Rifle & Pistol Club's "Old West Shoot", mentored & spoke to their members.

    . Black Wire Media, CNJFO's news division, wrote an op-ed on the St. Louis brandishing incident that went viral. Gun For Hire Radio used it in a podcast, creating world-wide exposure.

    . Reached out to our Legislators and the State Police regarding continued infringements of our Second Amendment.

    · Received a reply from our Legislators in District 24 – Thank you to Senator Oroho and Assemblymen Space and Wirths!

    · We have been listed on Anthony Colandro’s Quarantine Crawl https://gunforhire.com/crawl/

    · Attended and spoke at Tony Simon's "The 2nd is for Everyone: Diversity Shoot" held at Heritage Guild, Easton, PA.

    · Attended and supported the Wistarburg Ruritan Scholarship Clay Shoot.

    · Attended Grand Opening of the Recoil Range in Monroe Twp., NJ. Spoke to owners about ANJR&PC. Mentored.

    . Attended and exhibited at the Rod of Iron Freedom Festival at the Tommy Gun Warehouse.

    · Established a relationship with the Connecticut Citizens Defense League's President, Holly Sullivan. CCDL has similar issues and goals, so info & ideas exchanged will help both state's gun owners.

    . Theresa Inacker, CNJFO Communications Director, attends NRA's Women's Leadership Summit at Cambridge, MD.

    . Appeared on John Crump’s Fireside Chats on October 19. https://podcast.crumpy.com/

    · Attended Freehold Fin, Fur and Feather Club's Sporting Clays. Spoke to members & made a $100 donation to help offset increased ammo expenses incurred in their Boy Scout training program to be held during buck week.

    . Currently assisting the Firearms Policy Coalition, ANJR&PC, and the NRA in finding plaintiffs for lawsuits being filed on behalf of all gun owners in New Jersey.

    . We had several youth firearm training days scheduled, which, due to Covid had to be cancelled for now. We anticipate running those events as soon as we are able to allow a larger crowd to gather indoors.

    One of our members mentioned in passing that had they known where we were appearing at a particular event that they would have attended. Going forward, we will ensure that we reflect our future appearances in our event listing on Facebook to inform the general public.

    We ran a history-making Sporting Clays event at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, PA on November 15th. Tickets were available on our website, https://www.cnjfo.com/events. 55 shooters came together to fight bad gun law, the biggest fundraiser we ever held. Thanks to all that attended or volunteered in any way!

    We have a Hog Hunt on Sunday January 3rd on Mohr's Island in Bainbridge, PA (near Harrisburg). Almost sold-out, just 1 spot left! www.cnjfo.com/Event-3676112

    We're holding a Pheasant Hunt at Giberson Farms in Pemberton Twp., NJ on Saturday February 6th. Go to https://www.cnjfo.com/Events-4052517 and specify morning or afternoon 1/2-day hunt!

    As always, we are looking for volunteers who can attend an event and spread our message. Other volunteer options include writing articles, organizing events, chairing committees, etc. If you have a spare hour or so per week and would like to get involved in doing more than clicking LIKE for the Second Amendment, please feel free to email me at President@CNJFO.com.


    Dan Grdovic, President

    Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners (CNJFO)


  • November 29, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Black Wire Media Sun. Nov. 29, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Turkey Day is now in the rear view mirror, and holiday shopping is in full swing! That same dealer that's been servicing you through the entire pandemic is relying on ammunition sales, gun cleaning sales, cases, rugs, and other accessory items to keep them in the black. Our Governor had to be SUED for these shops to reopen! Many of these Jersey-based FFL's are sponsors that donate to CNJFO so we can fight the good fight FOR YOU! The best way to thank them is to keep them in business. Doing so ensures a healthy supply chain for us all. So please remember to do your part by making sure to keep Jersey gun stores alive!

  • November 27, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    South Carolina high school takes aim at different kind of competition


    by Black Wire Media Fri. Nov. 27, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    SHOOTER READY! STAND-BY! BEEEEEEEP! USPSA 3-Gunner to-be Shyanne Roberts was the youngest witness in the history of Second Amendment civil rights in New Jersey! She testified, at just nine years of age, what a magazine ban would do to her hopes of competing in 3-Gun in New Jersey. She did so in front of the NJ Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee at a hearing chaired by Charles Mainor. She read from a prepared statement, in her own words, what a magazine restriction to 10 rounds would do to the 3-Gun sport she loves. Mainor was the pompous Trenton ringmaster that declared, "It's MY MEETING!" and "We'll VOTE on this Bill and THEN LISTEN to what ya'll have to say AFTER!"...

    Roberts, the daughter of Ammoland contributor Dan Roberts, broke glass ceilings everywhere she shot, even having a club rule prohibiting someone her age from gun handling suspended so she could enter static steel competitions. The family, with brother CJ (Keystone Manufacturing's official Poster Boy for their Cricket rifle line), moved several times for greener pastures, winding up in South Carolina, just over the North Carolina border.

    She's now part of a Co-Ed 24-person High School Clay Target Shooting Team, one of a handful in the state, at Clover HS near York, SC. The little girl that so impressed Gun For Hire's owner Anthony Colandro that he became her first sponsor, remains a trendsetter everyone can be proud of. Continued success young lady in every shooting discipline you engage.


  • November 26, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Thurs. Nov. 26, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    The Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners is running a Porktastic fundraiser, their annual Hog Hunt to fight bad gun law, on Sunday January 3, 2021 near Harrisburg, PA. Register HERE: www.cnjfo.com/event-3676112 . The NO license needed, ANY weapon, walking & stalking hunt has just 3 SPOTS LEFT so ACT FAST before they're GONE! Hunt is held on a private 150 acre island in the middle of the Susquehanna River. Ideal for beginners and experienced hunters alike (I.E.: hunting hand gun, long bow, crossbow, compound), and will surely make any surviving turkeys smile. Our professional guides field dress our harvests, serve a hot lunch on the island and boat us back & forth.

    Hunt makes a great Christmas gift that you enjoy all year! Prize raffles, 50-50, goody bags and lots of camaraderie! Butchering available at CNJFO sponsor V. Roche & Son in Whitehouse Station, NJ (extra) or you may butcher yourself. Ice is available at the boat ramp to ensure your harvest remains fresh. Hogs are great tasting! Come join us on the island for a PORKTASTIC 2A ADVENTURE!

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Black Wire Media!

    Sign-Up for Hunt HERE: www.cnjfo.com/event-3676112

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

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    by Dave Rosenthal, Black Wire Media Editor in-Chief

    Thanksgiving Eve Nov. 25, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Either we're all going to DIE or somehow we're all going to SURVIVE Thanksgiving after eight months of fake news, fake science, scare tactics, bullying, mask-shaming, and worst-of-all, MOVING GOALPOSTS! Two WEEKS to "flatten the curve" turned into eight months of communist oppression and idiots (YOU there, look in the mirror!) believing an airborne virus can't make a left or right turn around a suspended piece of plexiglass hanging from a ceiling or screwed-into a hostess station at a restaurant. Nobody wants to die. I GET that.

    At WHAT PRICE do Americans regain their lost freedoms? Freedom of Assembly went by the wayside and Freedom of Religion was "suspended" with churches of MOST faiths being told to not pray together, and some congregants were FINED over it for praying in their cars in a church parking lot. IN A PARKING LOT IN THEIR CARS! But we can all stand in-line at Motor Vehicle, huddled shoulder-to-shoulder to pay a TAX for the privilege of driving a vehicle?? How DARE they not follow their own UNCONSTITUTIONAL orders!

    Mask-Holes are the new East German Secret Police. Known as the "Stasi", the corrupt commies would look for "VIOLATIONS" so they could gain favors by tattling on their family, friends and neighbors. This brings us full-circle to Thanksgiving. Oregon's Governor Kate Brown, the nation's new Stasi leader, is calling for the tattling! She thinks it's a Police matter and ARRESTS should be made!

    It's all about CONTROL! A bean-counter's nightmare brought to you by the Number 10. Ten is the "magic number" of people the Stasi will ALLOW to dine at your holiday table. Our New Jersey Governor, "The Count of Sesame Street", has deemed 11 people at your holiday table means DEATH TO AMERICA! I say if you're stupid enough to adhere to this BS my America ALREADY DIED! Pull the plug on her ventilator cause IT'S OVER!

    Freedoms are a fragile thing my friends. Grey areas abound. The Second Amendment is rife with edgy dirtiness, imperfections, St. Louis style BRANDISHING (the McCloskey incident we reported on), shortsightedness, and yes, even "FEEL-GOOD" laws like New Jersey's "Justifiable Need" (www.JustifiableNeed.com) that do away with armed carry by mere serfs who wander outside their homes and businesses. Justifiable Need is merely a cabal that was allowed to exist for over a half-century, a House of Cards if you will, that hopefully soon will be done away with...

    As Patriots we must now defend our right to assemble. How much "Red-Neck" is in YOU, eh? Maybe you won't have a "Tommy Gun" in your hands like Tom Turkey in this meme, maybe you'll just be "strapped" so no one can see it? Maybe that AR-15 or scattergun will be within reach as your "illegal" assemblage takes place? Your FREEDOM is on-the-line, it's YOUR 2nd Amendment, so put your "Big Boy" undies on and take care of bidness. Cause Tom Turkey here ain't doin' it for ya!

    Be SAFE. If you're sick, STAY HOME! Be a responsible adult. Do the right thing. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. Maybe even READ THIS OP-ED to your guests, and then sign them up for membership and/or renewal in NJ's busiest 2nd Amendment organization! www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    ---The Editor

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

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    by Black Wire Media Tues. Nov. 24, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    CNJFO Shows & Community Outreach Committee member Nick Wong received much-earned accolades from The 2nd is for Everyone: Diversity Shoot founder Tony Simon yesterday. Our Nick is a natural at mentoring, and often brings his own firearms and ammo to Simon's Diversity Shoots. Wong instructs in a laid-back style that Newbies truly get the most out of. Never judgmental or overbearing, Wong identifies things that need corrected, such as stance, grip or breathing control, and suggests solutions which immediately improve marksmanship, much to the delight of everyone in his port.

    Wong is no one-trick pony; he's versed in all 3 popular firearms platforms, is an IDPA action shooter, rifleman, and pheasant hunter. Nick has attended a number of CNJFO fundraisers, including our trip 9 days ago to Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays. He also volunteers and organizes the Clays Shoots for New Jersey Gun Forums, which are held at the Clinton, NJ Wildlife Management Area. We're proud of his accomplishments and continued dedication to the Second Amendment, to the Coalition, and everything they stand for!

    ---The Editor

  • November 23, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Mon. Nov. 23, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    The Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners hereby congratulates Freehold Fin, Fur and Feather Club members Tom Ward, Stephen Ferraro, Gordon Haskell, and Joe Johnson, for winning "High Squad" honors at our history-making fundraiser held at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays on Sunday November 15th. The "CNJFO Dusters & Missers Club" foursome averaged 81 targets broken out of a 100-clay picturesque course of fire featuring 16 stations that surround Lehigh's abandoned limestone quarry.

    Joe Johnson (wearing hoodie) also earned "High Man" honors with a score of 90 x 100, pushing his squads' average to the winners circle. Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal, CNJFO Vice President, visited the 4F Club yesterday, making the official presentations immediately prior to a regularly scheduled Trap Shoot the club held. In addition to the handsome trophies, the entire squad won a one year subscription (value $25) to Sons of Liberty Survival Outfitters, a discount club with hundreds of 2A loving businesses.

    Rosenthal brought his 20 ga. Side X Side, and shot two rounds of Trap with the 4F Club members, many of whom attended our fundraiser. While on the firing line, a younger shooter with a 12 ga. pump had some difficulty ejecting a spent shell, so Rosenthal handed his scattergun to another shooter and went to fix the jam. Problem solved and jam cleared, no one else had to respond. Rosey didn't win any any award score-wise yesterday, but his Chief Range Safety Officer training came in handy, much to everyone's delight.

    Fellow "CNJFO Duster And Misser" Ray Seborowski, 4F Club Clays Chair, did the scoring yesterday from the elevated platform hand-built by club members. Ray's wife Carol made pheasant marsala and hot coffee for yesterday's Trap Shoot, using an electric skillet to keep it hot. Ray's daughter and grand daughter also attended the Shoot and his grand daughter shot Trap.

    Seborowski reiterated his invite for CNJFO members to attend 4F Club Clays events. Seborowski is also searching for biodegradable clays, as an apparent shortage now exists. 4F Club buys clays by the skid. Anyone with information on a NJ distributor offering a quantity discount that has clays IN-STOCK, please write to us so we can forward the info & thanks!

    CNJFO is proud to partner with clubs like Freehold Fin, Fur and Feather and looks forward to making appearances at several more New Jersey clubs as time & scheduling allow. For more 2A news & views, remember to check out www.cnjfo.com/News .

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