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  • 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

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

    Government Lockdowns Should be a Lesson for Gun Owners - The Truth About Guns


    by Black Wire Media Sun. Aug. 23, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Theresa Inacker, CNJFO Communications Director, draws much-needed attention to the vast governmental overreach being thrust upon both New Jersey residents AND gun owners in this amazing Op-Ed released just today on The Truth About Guns. With a link to CNJFO Vice President Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal's speech on "Incrementalism" given to the NJ Constitutional Republicans in January of last year, this powerful piece offers expert analysis and fires a WARNING SHOT over the bow of every gun owners' "ship" transiting the murky waters of NJ gun control. A MUST-READ if there ever was one, it highlights the intense HATRED the Murphy administration has for firearms and how the ultimate goal is civilian DISARMAMENT!

    CLICK HERE for the article....

  • August 21, 2020 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Black Wire Media Fri. Aug. 21, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Our own Communications Director, Attorney Theresa Inacker, who has been admitted to practice law before the US Supreme Court, gets interviewed by The DC Project Delegate for Ohio, Amanda Suffecool, on Suffecool's syndicated Sunday evening radio talk show at the 28:05 mark, chatting for two full segments.

    Topics included ANJRPC's mag ban appeal to the 3rd Circuit, how all guns in NJ start out by being illegal with the burden of proof on the gun owner that they're legally in possession, and that limited exceptions are allowed. Inacker also brought up the ten SCOTUS Second Amendment cases that were all DENIED CERT, that three of them originated in NJ, and how CNJFO helped through "matching funds" campaigns to assist both ANJRPC's mag ban case as well as Mark Cheeseman's carry case #19-27.

    The lively & thoroughly educational interview took place a few days ago and also included NJ's "Justifiable Need" statute that allows practically NO ONE to carry a firearm outside their home or business, and the fact that the Heller decision took thirteen YEARS!

    "The Judiciary really is the FIREWALL that's supposed to protect us from the other branches' overreaching. I do hold them to a higher standard and expect the Judiciary to act as the firewall against intrusion and ANY violation against the Constitution." ---Theresa Inacker, CNJFO Communications Director and The DC Project's NJ Delegate

    The California Mag Ban (Duncan case) decision coming from the 9th Circuit Court was discussed at-length, with our staffer explaining how "strict scrutiny" was applied, and how that's a great thing. Suffecool brought up that magazines are protected under the 2nd Amendment and treated as ARMS and not merely accessories. Inacker also mentioned that the Rogers case in our 3rd Circuit (ANJRPC's Mag Ban case) might be "influenced" by Duncan, concurring with Suffecool that magazines are indeed protected due to the Heller decision, stating that standard capacity mags "are in COMMON USE" and how NJ fails to recognize the Heller decision!

    To listen to the full broadcast, visit Eye-On-The-Target Radio at:


    To learn more about CNJFO's constant battle for your 2A rights, please visit: www.cnjfo.com/news


    Theresa Inacker is a "security Mom", and owns all 3 popular firearm platforms, including "the most popular rifle in America", the AR-15. An avid pheasant hunter and clay target shooter, she fights for NJ gun owners eight days a week while being a single parent and working as an attorney full-time. As our Communications Director, Inacker keeps us on-message, and also represents us at women's shooting groups as well as public & private gatherings by appointment. A true Patriot, she leads a DC Project cadre of over 20 female members of her NJ DC Project group that she assembled.

  • August 21, 2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Black Wire Media Fri. Aug. 21, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Tony Simon of The 2nd is for Everyone ran his first Diversity Shoot at Easton, PA's Heritage Guild range last night with the help of several Coalition members, supporters, and sponsors. CNJFO Shows & Community Outreach Committee member Nick Wong spoke to approx. 25 attendees about why it's important to stand up for your 2A rights and join groups like CNJFO. Wong, our lead instructor at the Diversity Shoots also brought his own firearms and was joined as an instructor by Simon, CNJFO sponsor Glenn Papp of Pew Pew Plates, supporter Brian Goldberg, member Angelo Yaccone, Life member Rhiannon Teng and sponsor Dan Ingram of NJ Concealment Furniture.

    8 shooting ports were utilized by the lively group for this history-making event as people of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientation and backgrounds attended, making the educational outreach event fun & memorable. That's why Simon calls it a "Diversity Shoot", as ALL are welcome!

    "Thank you to the Heritage Guild for hosting last night's the 2nd is For Everyone: Diversity Shoot. Thank you to Hold My Guns and CNJFO for speaking at the event. Thank you SIG SAUER for your support of grassroots 2A advocacy. A huge thank you to all of the wonderful people of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientation and backgrounds that attended and made the event great". --Tony Simon, The 2nd is for Everyone

    Sig Sauer Firearms had a representative at the Shoot as did Hold My Guns, a 501c3 Nonprofit 2A voluntary crisis firearms storage program, which will be available soon through partnering gun shops & FFLs according to their founder Sarah Joy Albrecht. For more info on Sarah's group, please visit: www.holdmyguns.org . To find out more about Simon's Diversity Shoots, go to: www.DiversityShoot.com .

    Remember to keep it in the 2A family be visiting www.pewpewplates.com for AR-500 steel. For the best quality concealment furniture available anywhere, and used by Bruce Willis, go to: www.njconceal.com .

  • August 21, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Black Wire Media Fri. Aug. 21, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    An Asbury Park, NJ four year old lays in the intensive care unit at Jersey Shore Medial Center following a needless gang shooting Tuesday in a relatively new housing area owned by the city. As detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's office and the Asbury Park Police swarmed the housing complex looking for the responsible GANGBANGERS, NJ gun owners remain DISARMED when leaving their residence. Cause in Jersey, only cops and CRIMINALS with YELLOW SHEETS as long as your arm have guns on the street!

    Since Tuesday's gang violence, Police officials have taken one of the perps into custody, and identified Sciaire N. Jackson, 27, of Lakewood, NJ as the perp who's bullet struck the toddler. Mr. Jackson has a yellow sheet on NJ Dept. of Corrections (incarceration record), and is therefore automatically deemed to be a PROHIBITED PERSON --someone who can't legally touch firearms let alone CARRY them on the street!

    Since gangbangers don't care about laws, nary a second thought is ever given by them to breaking NJ gun law. Jackson faces up to 20 years of hard time for the attempted murder charge of shooting the 4 year old according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni. What remains to be seen is if a PLEA DEAL will be struck and all of the numerous gun charges get dropped, as often happens in these cases.

    The gun charges, all indictable offenses (FELONIES), ADD UP TO WELL OVER 10 YEARS by themselves!

    If a NJ gun owner chose to carry his/her legally purchased & permitted hand gun on their person, outside their home or business without the magic UNICORN --a NJ weapons carry permit issued to judges, celebs and retired cops ---they would be arrested on-the-spot and hung out to dry like Philly's Shaneen Allen was years ago.

    Allen was carrying her laminated CCW permit issued by Pennsylvania. (a PA. LTCF) and legally-purchased .380 loaded with hollow point bullets, in her purse when stopped for a mere traffic violation. She handed over her driver's license AND her LTCF issued by Pennsy. She didn't threaten or SHOOT ANYBODY and NJ cuffed her & stuffed her into the back of a NJSP patrol car. NJ Prosecutors wanted to put her away for 7.5 - 10 YEARS! An outraged 2A community mobilized to her defense. After spending 43 DAYS in Jail, NJ Governor Christie pardoned her. The state never returned her property, so gun manufacturer Bersa GIFTED Allen another .380 as the pardon cleared her record!


    It's easy for politicians to say they're "tough on guns", and the unknowing public is made to once again "FEEL-GOOD" with more stupid gun laws that only persecute the legal gun owner. It's long past time the reality check got cashed! It's time for NJ politicos to recognize that lawful carry can SAVE lives, and that gun laws should apply to the gangbangers, the ones RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTINGS! We therefore implore the Monmouth County Prosecutor to NOT PLAY LET'S MAKE A DEAL with this miscreant felon!

    ---The Editor

  • August 21, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Fri. Aug. 21, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Gun owners both new & old are experiencing the obvious self-inflicted "shortage" in the ammunition supply chain created by, in some cases, a TEN-FOLD increase in the amount of NJ Firearms Purchaser ID card applicants all vying for the normal output produced by ammo manufacturers. This ten fold increase was reported weeks ago by Anthony Colandro on Gun For Hire Radio, so it comes as no surprise that someone clued-in NJ's "newspaper of record", The Star Ledger.

    Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners vice president David "Rosey" Rosenthal was quoted in today's story:

    "David Rosenthal, vice president of the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners, said 9mm caliber rounds, which are widely popular, are “scarce.” He said if a gun store does have them, it will limit the amount of rounds a customer can buy. There is 10 times more people looking for the same amount of inventory that manufacturers routinely put out,” Rosenthal said.

    Several other New Jersey notables in the firearms community were quoted in todays story. They include Rick Friedman, owner of RTSP, Eric Rebels from County Line Firearms, Jack Faenza of Garden State Armory, and Tom Morris of Eagle Point Gun (an ammo distributor).

    Of course The Ledger had to ask an ANTI from the "NJ Gun Violence Research Center" what they thought, and their answer (we're paraphrasing) was we're all suffering from ANXIETY (oh dear)! Maybe we all just want to exercise our 2A rights to defend ourselves & our families? Surely this concept can't be foreign to such a noble member of the main stream media?

    We do have to give The Ledger its due as they did contact the New Jersey State Police Firearms Unit and wrote the following:

    "As of August 12, the New Jersey State Police has received nearly 130,000 firearm applications, topping the number of applications the agency received in 2018 and 2019 combined, according to State Police data. The number of applications this year has increased by more than 137% since last year— with more than 4 months left in 2020, according to the agency."

    For more details go to:



    Rosenthal wishes to thank our Communications Director Theresa Inacker, for initially handling the slew of questions the newspaper reporter asked about the NJ NICS portal, which was the original story prior to it morphing into its current, headline-grabbing, "The country is literally out of ammunition!" story to grab extra clicks.

    With close to half a century behind the trigger, Rosenthal, who was trained to shoot by his father Harold, a WW2 vet that landed at Anzio, Italy during one of the dirtiest amphibious operations of the war, remembers when 9mm ammo was just 8 CENTS a round. This video, provided for your entertainment, shows our VP engaging some AR-500 steel from 27 yards with his 1911 .45 ACP, a caliber that can still be found on SOME gun store shelves.

  • August 20, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Theresa Inacker for Black Wire Media

    Thursday August 20, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that New Jersey Attorney General Grewal is, indeed, subject to the jurisdiction of Texas courts. This means that a case brought against Grewal in Texas will proceed and go forward.

    Attorney Grewal is known for filing a multitude of political cases in other states on issues tangentially related to anything in New Jersey, all while on the taxpayers’ dime. In this matter, a case was brought against Grewal, by the Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed, a Texas company that produces and makes accessible, information about the 3D printing of firearms.

    For background, Defense Distributed initially met resistance from the US State Department on "firearm exportation" concerns (the State Dept. always weighs-in regarding these matters--Ed.) because the internet is world-wide, but after litigation, entered into a settlement agreement which granted Defense Distributed a license to proceed.

    New Jersey Attorney General Grewal, and nine other Attorneys General, sued the State Department over this license to distribute issued to Defense Distributed and an immediate injunction was ordered by that court.

    Defense Distributed sued Grewal in a Texas court because Grewal sent a “cease and desist” letter, sent letters to internet service providers encouraging them to cancel their contracts with Defense Distributed, and actually threatened criminal sanctions against them at a press conference. Defense Distributed alleges that Grewal is violating its First and Second Amendment rights, and has engaged in tortious interference with the contracts with the internet service providers by trying to get their contracts cancelled, thereby threatening any commerce the company chooses to do.

    Grewal singled-out Defense Distributed of Texas at a press conference, and threatened that he would “’come after’ anyone who is contemplating making a printable gun” and “the next ghost gun company.”

    What NJ considers a "Ghost Gun" is a catch-all meaning that traps hobbyists. The NJ Attorney General considers blocks of aluminum that require extensive machining and fitting by hobbyists ---commonly known as "80% lowers" that BATF&E deems legal---to be "GHOST GUNS". In fact a strict interpretation of the NJ AG's rule deems muzzle loading firearms manufacture by black powder reenactors & artisans to be "ghost gun" manufacturing, punishable as an indictable offense (felony)! Making NJ a laughing stock yet again...

    There is no evidence that a 3D printed firearm has ever been used in a violent crime in New Jersey.

    Once he was sued for these actions, Grewal filed a motion to dismiss the case based upon a lack of personal jurisdiction. That motion was granted by a lower court. However, yesterday, the Court of Appeals at the Fifth Circuit held that Grewal is, indeed, subject to the jurisdiction of Texas courts for his actions, and, threatened actions, against Defense Distributed. Therefore, the case filed by Defense Distributed putting Grewal on the defense will proceed in federal court in Texas. This placed every taxpayer in NJ at JEOPARDY for the monetary pay-out as a result of Grewal's meddling.

    In the decision, the court held that “Grewal’s conduct beyond sending the cease-and-desist letter confirms his intent to crush Defense Distributed’s operations and not simply limit the dissemination of digital files in New Jersey.” The court also held that Grewal has projected himself across state lines. These are all important factors when making a determination about jurisdiction.

    The case against Grewal will proceed. With his penchant for filing "willy-nilly" lawsuits, especially those that try to crush the Second Amendment, and attempting to throw the weight of his unelected office across the country and against federal entities in furtherance of his political positions, this will be a case to watch.

    While the decision is largely a procedural one, the court found that Grewal has INTERJECTED HIMSELF into matters in Texas, well BEYOND New Jersey's BORDERS, and he must face the consequences, whatever they may be.


    Theresa Inacker is the CNJFO Communications Director, and is tasked with keeping us "on-message". Her expert analysis (read "translation" so we all can understand) of legal proceedings and the merits upon which they're based come from being an attorney that's been admitted to practice law before the US Supreme Court. To put things in proper perspective, NJ AG Grewal doesn't have that standing and has to have underlings that do respond to SCOTUS for him.

    Being first to merely post a link is great, but having brainpower on staff to make it digestible is even greater! We hope our readers appreciate the time & effort Inacker & all of her staff put in. The best way to show your appreciation is to SHARE THIS ANALYSIS!

    ---The Editor

  • August 19, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Wed. Aug. 19, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    Middletown, NJ's Alfred Conti was finally able to pick up his firearms, magazines, ammunition and NJ Firearms Purchaser ID card on Monday from Rumson Police HQ after a nearly 11 month ordeal that started with leaving his doctor a bad review on social media and getting viciously RED FLAGGED because of it. Conti was forced to oblige the famously "feel-good" yet-to-be-found unconstitutional law at 1:00am in his pajamas after his surgeon "shopped" for a judge willing to inflict NJ's Red Flag Law by signing the order.

    In a decision handed down May 20, 2020 and reported by Black Wire Media's Theresa Inacker, the alleged "threat" upon which the original judge signed the confiscation order was found by judge Paul X. Escandon to be null and void, that the state did not even meet a preponderance of the evidence standard, which is merely more than 50%. The judge also found that while Mr. Conti may have used expletives, no threat was made. The judge also found that no threat of bodily harm was made, and there was no evidence to support that Mr. Conti is mentally ill, or a threat to himself or anyone else. Escandon ordered that Mr. Conti's firearms be returned to him forthwith. For as yet to be determined reasons, "forthwith" took almost THREE MONTHS!

    Inaker's article of May 30th can be found on the Black Wire Blog (CNJFO's online "newspaper morgue") HERE: https://www.cnjfo.com/news/9008439

    The Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners have written about and followed this fiasco since its inception, and have interviewed Conti multiple times (he has us on speed-dial!). An Italian kid that grew up in NYC with all of the baggage, stereotypes, sayings, rough edges and swearing that one could imagine. He tells his story as if he's part of the HBO series "The Soprano's". Conti drops F-Bombs like the Strategic Air Command, mercilessly carpet-bombing his conversations about his adventure with the NJ Court system. We can't blame him. Underneath all that self-admitted abrasiveness is a heart of gold that still donates a small portion of his fixed disability income to various charities.

    Now that his firearms are back in his care, custody and control, Conti looks to an unsure future while still facing a defamation suit from his surgeon, and remains thousands in debt just fighting the Red Flag.

    Conti has set-up a GoFundMe account to help with his legal bills here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/20rs0ehno0?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=77b00c77ef9d4f008fc9ebf3de89a836&fbclid=IwAR0b5Q_68ILBJRoLTEUifd1wlR-VgV4ILEq_ImkfZkMENN3FXcpqatns2B4

    Conti's criminal defense lawyer, Jason Seidman, left this on our Facebook page on May 20th this year:

    "Al is a good man and this was quite a battle with testimony, speed bumps and surprises over several days. It's not over yet as the State has said they will consider an appeal. If they do, this will take months more. I hope that is not the case. For all saying the doctor and lawyer should pay his fees, they way this was crafted, is that they made the complaint to the police and the Rumson Police Department decided to file. That's why he likely wont get reimbursed for the fees related to the firearm case. They (the doctor & doctor's lawyer--Ed.) continue to be insulated for their actions while they cost Al. He is still dealing with the civil suit and could surely use some help paying for his civil lawyer." ---Jason Seidman, Conti's defense attorney

    Conti is seeking a new civil attorney as his former one somehow was allowed to recuse himself after accepting thousands to represent him. Finding an attorney that wants or is willing to sue another attorney and his (former) doctor seems to be an uphill battle for the embattled Conti.


    Perhaps a word of advice is in order: Don't ever write a bad review if you're dealing with a vindictive doctor of means with an axe to grind and a repeated history of suing his patients! Our Communications Director Theresa Inacker was instrumental in this very involved story. Red Flag laws turn her stomach and give her migraines.

    An attorney herself, she is a former editor of the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal and has been admitted to the SCOTUS Bar, a requirement to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court. She speaks to groups (especially women's shooting groups) about Red Flags and a host of related 2A topics, as a representative of the Coalition, by scheduled appointment.

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