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  • March 27, 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Friday Mar. 27, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    In a legal maneuver resembling a one-two punch, the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) responded with their own lawsuit ( https://cdn.ymaws.com/…/legal_…/anjrpc_sues_nj_complaint.pdf
    ) challenging the entire shutdown of the background check system portal the State Police have (needlessly) run for years. Using an Executive Order on COVID-19 as a false front, our Governor's answer to "the Reporter", then smirking about it at a press conference with his arms crossed when called-out on it by NJ2AS's Alex Roubian, our state NRA Association (ANJRPC) did then use the Governor's own remarks to Roubian as part of their suit:

    "Governor Murphy has even admitted that his assault on the Second Amendment was motivated by his hatred of guns, not by safety concerns about Coronavirus. When asked just yesterday by a reporter why he didn’t deem gun stores to be “essential,” he stated “a safer society for my taste has fewer guns and not more guns.” He said nothing about Coronavirus, which is apparently just a pretext for shutting down the Second Amendment." ---ANJRPC official statement

    In addition to the lawsuits piling-up over the NICS portal shutdown ---the national NICS is still fully functional btw--- our state NRA Association did file a "PLAINTIFFS’ BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND/OR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION". This vitally important document seeks "injunctive RELIEF" (rather IMMEDIATE!) and can be read here: https://cdn.ymaws.com/…/lega…/anjrpc_sues_nj_legal_brief.pdf

    The Second Amendment Foundation spearheaded a lawsuit against the NICS shutdown, filing it yesterday with multiple plaintiffs including CNJFO sponsor Legacy Indoor Range and Armory, Legend Firearms, Robert Kashinsky and other individuals, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and NJ2AS. It can be viewed here: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track…

    When reached for comment, Melissa Deeney, co-owner of Plaintiff Legacy Indoor Range & Armory in Cinnaminson, NJ had this to say:

    "I'm happy to see so many suits aligned against this blatant attack on our 2A rights. The most upsetting part for me personally is the first time buyers. They have been vetted by the state, have their FID (after usually months) and permits - and we cannot help them. All the state has to do is let us use the Federal System directly or allow the NICS State team to work remotely. Instead they shut down the ability to submit new checks. Our entire queue (customer list of transfers awaiting approvals--Ed.) of Friday (3/20) and Saturday (3/21) work was warned that they may not come back before the anticipated shut down. They are all in limbo. The one that upsets me the most is a woman who came in for her first purchase... Fear is palpable... She still can't have her firearm because the state shut NICS down at the state level." ---Melissa Deeney, Legacy Indoor Range & Armory

    As more news breaks we'll be sure to give it to you, as always with our expert analysis & opinion.

    ---The Editors

  • March 26, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    As reported by ANJRPC:

    “Motion Filed Today to Stop the Shutdown

    ANJRPC Prepared to Go to U.S. Supreme Court

    Murphy Admits 2A Shutdown is not about Coronavirus!

    March 26, 2020. Yesterday, ANJRPC filed a federal lawsuit to end NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s unilateral shutdown of the Second Amendment by executive order, supposedly because of the Coronavirus. Today, ANJRPC filed a motion in that lawsuit asking a U.S. District Court Judge to block enforcement of Murphy’s order.

    Click here for copy of ANJRPC’s complaint in the case: https://cdn.ymaws.com/…/legal_…/anjrpc_sues_nj_complaint.pdf

    Click the link below for a copy of ANJRPC’s motion to block enforcement of Murphy’s executive order: https://cdn.ymaws.com/…/lega…/anjrpc_sues_nj_legal_brief.pdf

    These actions were made necessary by Gov. Murphy’s executive order 107 on March 21, in which he unilaterally shuttered gun stores, gun ranges, and shut down NICS, effectively switching off the Second Amendment to NJ’s 9 million residents with the stroke of a pen.

    ANJRPC is prepared to take this new case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. The Second Amendment was designed precisely for the kind of emergency America now faces, to insure that law-abiding citizens would have the means to provide for their own safety if necessary. The idea that a single public official can simply turn gun rights off is absurd on its face.

    What’s more, Governor Murphy’s overt hatred for the Second Amendment is laid bare in his executive order, which ironically declares that non-vital retailers like liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries, and cell phone stores are “essential” and therefore can stay open, while gun stores and ranges and the NICS system are not “essential” and must close.

    Governor Murphy has even admitted that his assault on the Second Amendment was motivated by his hatred of guns, not by safety concerns about Coronavirus. When asked just yesterday by a reporter why he didn’t deem gun stores to be “essential,” he stated “a safer society for my taste has fewer guns and not more guns.” He said nothing about Coronavirus, which is apparently just a pretext for shutting down the Second Amendment.

    The legal team representing ANJRPC includes longtime ANJRPC attorney Dan Schmutter, and Washington, D.C. based David Thompson. Both are extremely accomplished in their fields, and very well-respected in the courts. Gun owners are lucky to have them on this case.

    Please watch for further alerts as this case unfolds. If you want to support this critical litigation, donations can be made by clicking here: https://www.anjrpc.org/donations/donate.asp?id=4356

    Click the link below for the online version of this alert:

  • March 26, 2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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

    Two years ago today marks a historic occasion. We band of rowdy frozen 2A Patriots marched on Trenton, NJ (our state capitol), held a Second Amendment Rally at the War Memorial across from the State House, then walked to the 1911 Smokehouse BBQ. CNJFO's Communications Director Theresa Inacker wrote a speech and spoke on our behalf. We meant every word THEN and we mean every word NOW! Gun rights are WOMENS RIGHTS! They were THEN, are NOW & forever shall BE. COVID-19 be damned, since when is buying a Danish more "ESSENTIAL" than buying firearms? Last year we chanted "THRU IN 22!" With NICS shut down 22 can't come soon enough!

    CLICK HERE for the video!

  • March 26, 2020 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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

    The world is upside down, social distancing is the order of the day, and yet as responsible citizens we need to make sure we have what it takes to get through the struggle that is COVID-19. That struggle is mental, physical and emotional. We all yearn for NORMAL to return to our lives. Part of the Coalition's "normal" is our annual "Wing-Ding Pizza Party and Meet & Greet held each April at Manville Pizza and Restaurant est. 1969. Owner Anthony D'Aniello, a NRA Benefactor Life Member & CNJFO sponsor, met with Coalition Vice President Dave Rosenthal a few weeks ago to discuss a date so we could once again pack the restaurant with over 40 2A Patriots. Obviously that fell by the wayside with the Governor's E.O. caused by COVID-19.

    When life as we knew it returns, we'll hopefully be announcing plans to hold this Party where friendships are made, non gun owning fence-sitters brought by Patriot friends are introduced to our community, and folks JOIN or RENEW their memberships in a fun, TASTY & convenient way at this annual fundraiser. In the meantime, with our own state Government continually plotting against us, SHUTTING DOWN ALL FIREARMS TRANSFERS outside of direct family (not just buying retail), our efforts doubled to bring you the latest 2A news & views. As lawsuits get filed on our behalf, CNJFO will reach into our coffers to help.

    With social distancing in place, indoor functions are suspended, and with it goes MOST of our fundraising, but our monthly expenses continue. In these trying times, we must ask for you to please consider JOINING or RENEWING your membership if you can see your way clear to do so. Current members can add a year to their expiration date by simply renewing before they get an invoice. Don't worry, no one is being removed from our email list! We understand.


    You'll recall CNJFO ran a story about door-to-door ammo sales and we received almost a dozen inquiries asking if we sold ammo & what stock we had. So, in an effort to fend-off any miscommunication, you are hereby advised to CALL MANVILLE PIZZA TO ORDER FOOD! Their number is: 908-526-1194.

    Thanks for supporting those that support YOU!

    ---The Editors

  • March 25, 2020 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Wed. Mar. 25, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    38 hours without sleep! Fighting for the 2nd Amendment one filing, one procedure, one stick in the eye at a time. STEADFAST! And he got it DONE! Firearms dealers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are now considered as "ESSENTIAL" as buying potting soil at Home Depot! If you don't know about this man, you should. Read on fellow Patriots!

    CLICK HERE for the article!

  • March 25, 2020 6:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Black Wire Media Wed. Mar. 25, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Getting "proned-out" & handcuffed at gun point isn't a life experience Patrick Gleason and his family were looking forward to on the way to the library & gun range. The Howell Twp. Police acted professionally on February 21st and Gleason has nothing but high praise for the Dept. Yesterday Gleason contacted us and gave an exclusive statement following the arrest of an individual that allegedly swatted his family.

    "An arrest is an arrest. When there is definitive justice, as in a conviction, THEN I would (like to be quoted--Ed.). While I believe the Police have the proper person, innocent until proven guilty is the law of the land". ---Patrick Gleason

    Gleason said he was cleaning his guns yesterday when the Police called him to notify him an arrest had been made in the case. As more information becomes available, we'll pass it along to our readership.

    UPDATE! FROM HOWELL TWP. PD Facebook page 9pm Wednesday:


    False Gun Call Results in Felony Stop of Howell Family
    Who remembers the incident back on February 8th when a felony motor vehicle stop was conducted on a family headed to the gun range?

    For those who don’t, I recommend you review the previous post. For all others, I am proud to announce after a lengthy investigation, 32 year old Howell resident FREDERICK T. ESPOSITO was arrested by Howell Police Detective Anthony Romano.

    Since the incident, Detective Romano made it his priority to find the person responsible for this cruel act upon this family. Although I will not go into the specific details, it was very impressive how this investigation culminated into this arrest. It was complex and required hours of reviewing information obtained through court orders, documents and conducting interviews.

    Yesterday, ESPOSITO turned himself in with his attorney. He was charged with the criminal offense Causing a False Alarm and False Reports to Law Enforcement. Both are second degree crimes. Esposito was lodged into Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

    Coincidentally, on February 27, Howell Police Crime Suppression Detectives executed a search warrant at Esposito’s residence in Point of Woods after a narcotics investigation. Esposito was arrested for possession and distribution of marijuana.

    I didn’t mention it then but I will now. One of the occupants of that vehicle was a 17 year who has special needs. That incident scared the hell out of him. My officers handled that situation with compassion and professionalism. The next day, he and his mother came to headquarters to thank all of us. He loves the police. It’s frightening to think what the alternative outcome could have been on that stop. All because a person who has no regard for the law or his neighbors decided to seek revenge against this family.

    I’m very proud of Detective Romano. He’s a shark. If I’m a victim, I want Detective Romano to be on the case. If I’m a suspect, I’m seeking a good attorney.

    This is another example of the extraordinary work by Howell officers who proudly wear the badge. They are committed to their jobs. They are committed to community.

    -Chief Kudrick"

    If you're not yet a member (or perhaps your membership has lapsed?) of the busiest 2nd Amendment group in NJ, you can fix that HERE: www.cnjfo.com/join-us .

  • March 24, 2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Dan Grdovic for Black Wire Media Tues. Mar. 24, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    It’s patently simple, in times of crisis, people want to feel protected, unfortunately for some, they have done little to prepare themselves for such situations as evidenced by the runs on basic household commodities at local general stores. Apparently the same band of Johnny-Come-Lately, along with the Moms Demand "Karens seeking the Manager", have now found themselves without a means to defend themselves effectively and have finally awoken to the reality of Warren v. DC where the police do not owe a specific duty to provide police services to individual citizens.

    Johnny & Karen – who formerly eschewed such draconian means of self defense as firearms, upon seeing an apparent breakdown in society from an attacker smaller than a no-see-um, has decided that they shall not be a Star Trek Mom’s Demand Red Shirt (Red Shirted security personnel always first to die on Star Trek "away mission"--Ed.) and will NOW run to the gun store similar to their run to the supermarket for Mr. Whipple’s favorite (toilet paper--Ed) roll, only to find that the laws that Johnny & Karen so righteously touted AND VOTED FOR are now causing them great discomfort.

    That’s right Johnny & Karen, you have to beg the government for a permit. Yes, it requires fingerprints – oh sorry, that’s not available during social distancing. On top of that Johnny & Karen, were you to actually get your fingerprints done, your town, on its own, being purple or blue, have decided that their time is better spent responding to the CoViD than spent processing your background check THAT YOU VOTED FOR.

    "I really feel sorry for people. I didn’t think I would, especially if they actively opposed us. But the humanity in me still has compassion. They have been fed lies. Some people, unfortunately, succumbed to those lies. As far as I’m concerned? The Moms Demand movement has been dealt a death blow." ---Theresa Inacker, CNJFO Communications Director

    Imagine Johnny & Karen’s shock when they find out that even if their rights were processed, they would still be waiting at least 30 days, or if the Sam Browne Belt and blue wool attired crew is involved, markedly more (NJSP Barracks in rural NJ are known to take MONTHS).

    So Johnny& Karen FINALLY get their piece of paper that says “Johnny & Karen are good boys and girls and may pass Go”. Johnny & Karen return to their local gun store SEEKING THE MANAGER only to find out that Johnny & Karen’s friend Mr. Ed (NJ Gov. Murphy--Ed.) has decreed that gun stores are “non-essential businesses” AND has TURNED-OFF the BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM touted by Johnny and THE KARENS seeking the Manager...

    That’s OK Johnny & Karen, when your friend (Mr. Ed the Governor) finally decrees that today’s crisis is over (maybe never?) then you can proceed to the gun store to select your firearm, and get your “instant” background check that at last count was 1,000 applications behind, stranding all of last Friday & Saturday's sales with a COMPLETE SHUTDOWN of the NJ NICS portal! That's right, the guy you voted for has now through his (unconstitutional?) Executive Order, CLOSED the background check system through which the special NJ NICS port functions, thereby eliminating the only LEGAL way to transfer a firearm in NJ. Previously long guns could be transferred between adults if the Transferee (receiver of long gun) had a NJFPID card and an ID that matched.

    But don't worry Johnny & Karen, it should only take you about 48 more hours of NEEDLESS WAITING to get your self defense smoke pole when & IF Mr. Ed considers your right to protect your family "ESSENTIAL"!

    Johnny & Karen will get to be armed at that point, from the grave. Cause Marky the Miscreant Doper just got let out of JAIL and came by Johnny & Karen's place and TOOK THEM OUT to get Johnny & Karen's stash of Mr. Whipple’s finest.

    It ain’t a fable folks, it’s JUST NJ.


    Dan Grdovic, CNJFO's President, has been a gun owner, collector and hunter for many years. Grdovic wears many hats, is Scout Master at his son Jake's troop, where he enjoys mentoring in outdoor life and other skills. As a founding Trustee, CNJFO has been blessed with the mustached maven's whit for quite some time. Today he adds prose dripping with sarcasm & poise. We welcome him as a guest writer to Black Wire Media since he doesn't need to SEEK THE MANAGER! We hope you enjoy his ramblings about Johnny & Karen as much as we did editing them! Please show all the Johnny & Karens in your life this poignant piece!

    ---The Editors

  • March 23, 2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New Uber Ammo? NJ FFL DELIVERS AMMO!

    by Theresa Inacker for Black Wire Media Mon. Mar. 23, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    CNJFO sponsor Derek Pitera, President of SC Arms of Spotswood, New Jersey, FFL licensed and insured firearms dealer, is meeting the needs of the Second Amendment community in New Jersey by delivering ammo to the doorstep!

    In a telephone interview this afternoon with CNJFO, Pitera stated that he researched ways to keep his business open, so that he can continue to provide for his family. This new business approach keeps business flowing and meets the ammunition needs of the Second Amendment community. After researching the limitations of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 107, Pitera determined that deliveries and online orders are permitted, even though brick and mortar stores are to remain closed.

    If someone is purchasing handgun ammunition, they must provide a driver’s license and a NJ FID firearms purchase ID card, as required per law. Pitera verifies and logs the information though the truck window, making no person-to-person contact in this time of social distancing.


    Call the store number 732-425-4996. Pitera stated that while he has excellent contacts with the ammunition industry, there are LIMITED QUANTITIES at this time. Your needs and availability can be discussed when you contact the store landline, 732-425-4996, now forwarded to his cell.


    We like seeing pushback to the UNCONSTITUTIONAL laws and current shutdown scheme we're all subjected to. If we learn of any other FFL's offering this type of service, we'll be certain to pass it along to our readers.

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


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

    New to the gun culture? Just slipped-in under-the-wire getting that NJ NICS check approved to buy your first firearm? Maybe you jumped through all the hoops, did the paperwork, got approved to purchase, and then NJ Governor Murphy CLOSED THE GUN STORES on you? Worried about what the future holds for your family? Perhaps you're a reformed anti-gunner who bought (or was shut-out from buying?) her first gun to protect the family from released inmates & the miscreants of society that prey upon the weak & unarmed? Our state NRA Association, ANJRPC is in Court TODAY, RIGHT NOW, trying to make your 2nd Amendment rights as important as buying medial Maryjane! They deserve your support! Donate HERE to ANJRPC's Litigation & Special Projects Fund: www.anjrpc.org/donations/donate.asp… and then JOIN or RENEW your membership now: www.anjrpc.org

    CLICK HERE for the video! 

  • March 22, 2020 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    People Need Self-Defense Rights When They are Most Vulnerable

    State Government Has No Legal Authority to Suspend 2A Rights

    Governor Should Have Applied “Social Distancing” Measures (as He Has Elsewhere) Instead of Shutting Down the Means by Which People Obtain and Train With Firearms

    On Saturday, March 21, 2020, N.J. Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 107 amidst the Coronavirus crisis, shuttering all “non-essential” businesses until further notice.

    Although the Executive Order does not specifically discuss gun stores or ranges, it applies to all businesses except those specifically exempted, and gun stores and ranges are not listed as exempt (ironically, certain non-essential sellers are exempted while gun sellers aren’t). Additionally, we have received specific “clarification” from the Governor’s office that:

    1. Gun stores are not deemed “essential” and are therefore ordered closed (shutting off the flow of firearms and ammunition to honest citizens, who may need them in times of emergency);

    2. The National Instant Check System in NJ (NICS) for processing all firearms and ammunition transactions has been shut down completely; and

    3. All ranges (indoor and outdoor, public and private) are ordered closed under a restriction on “recreational activities” (is developing proficiency to defend your life really just “recreation?”).

    Thus, two major parts of the Second Amendment (means of firearms acquisition, and means of developing firearms proficiency) have been shut down completely, without an end date, by a single government official, by executive fiat. Social distancing protocols, utilized elsewhere to justify keeping certain other supposedly “essential” businesses open, are not even part of the equation when it comes to firearms, ammunition, and ranges.

    While ANJRPC continues to dialogue with the Governor’s office over this dramatic and unprecedented overreach, we are not optimistic about changing it through discussion.

    Accordingly, ANJRPC is proceeding with rapid development of a major lawsuit to address these unconstitutional measures and to take Governor Murphy (and others in the executive branch of government) to task for overreaching and essentially suspending Second Amendment rights, at a time of emergency when those rights may be needed most for self-protection by the most vulnerable in society.

    ANJRPC is also pursuing, at the federal government level, potential proposals that will incentivize states to protect Second Amendment rights in times of emergency instead of undermining them.

    Gun rights exist precisely for emergencies like the one the country is facing right now with the Coronavirus. Honest citizens must be able to defend themselves and their families from all manner of threats in this type of emergency – not be blocked from exercising their Constitutionally guaranteed rights. A health emergency may not be used as an excuse to suspend access to firearms and training for self-protection, especially when social distancing practices could have easily been applied to ranges and gun stores instead to keep them open (as they have been applied elsewhere). Failure to do so is an abuse of power, a violation of oath, a violation of the Second Amendment, and puts the public at risk. ANJRPC will spare no effort or expense to challenge this Executive Order and to hold those responsible for it fully accountable for their unconstitutional actions and overreach.”

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