WELCOME NEW GUN OWNERS TO THE FOLD OF FREEDOM!
PLEASE TEACH THEM SAFETY, HISTORY & SELF-RELIANCE!
by Black Wire Media Sun. Mar. 22, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
With New Jersey NICS (our mandatory portal to the National INSTANT Criminal Background Check System) no longer accepting new background checks even though the national system, although backlogged in spots is still in full-swing, it's time to gaze upon the future. Those new owners that were lucky enough to heed our WARNINGS or to see the crash coming, and get outfitted in time, now need our HELP! Phone calls, video conferences showing field stripping & cleaning, how to load mags, even how to properly handle & use their newly-acquired freedom tools are all needed. We hope you enjoy CNJFO Communications Director & The DC Project NJ Ambassador, Theresa Inacker's latest piece for The Truth About Guns (TTAG).
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NJ NICS SHUT DOWN MEANS NO GUN FOR YOU!!
FRIDAY & SAT. BG CHECKS NOT BEING PROCESSED!
by Black Wire Media Sat. March 21, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
If you waited to apply for a gun permit (new applicant) or waited to use a hand gun permit to purchase until yesterday or today, or you have a blank hand gun permit you haven't used yet, or have a firearm on layaway or consignment, you're S.O.L.! The New Jersey State Police NICS processing portal is SHUT DOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Without the portal, gun dealers in NJ can't get a background check, since there's no legal way around the backlogged, overworked, and now CLOSED NICS Unit! Will our state or national NRA sue on our behalf? Wait & see!
NJ GUN BUYING NOT AS EASY AS POLITICIANS SAY!
DISMAYED 1ST TIMERS LEARN THE HARD WAY!
by Ashley Cameron for Black Wire Media Friday Mar. 20, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
Many who have never considered firearms ownership - and even many who have previously railed against the right to do so, full of misinformation - are now worried about what may come, and are just beginning to feel the desire to “be prepared”... to plan for the defense of their loved ones and properties... Just in case.
They are finding, as they walk into a local gun shop, that buying a gun isn’t as easy as they had been told. Lots of folks, some of whom are former anti-gunners, are just NOW trying to buy their first gun. Armed with a headful of misinformation & propaganda about the ease of mail-order acquisition, GUN SHOW LOOPHOLES (that NEVER existed) and the like, utter frustration sets in as FFL's like Legacy Indoor Range & Armory's Melissa Deeney and Andrew Proctor patiently walk their new prospective customer through "THE PROCESS". Their Cinnaminson, NJ store had a line of customers form yesterday before they could put the key in the lock to open!
"It’s wonderful for business, don’t get me wrong. But there are so many people who come in genuinely scared and we cannot help them". ---Andrew Proctor
NICS (the NJ portal of the National INSTANT Criminal Background Check System) backlog is several days deep and festering with no end in sight, reminding us of conditions post Hurricane Sandy, and everyone that enters Legacy is told:
“Just so you know, there is a longer than usual queue for the NICS check... We have a line, and NICS has a bigger line. You won’t leave with something today... Do you have your Firearms ID ready to begin the process? Your purchase permit?”
A SMILE TURNS INTO A LOOK OF HOPELESSNESS!:
“No. What are those? I didn’t know I needed anything special... How do I get them?”
“You can apply for both at the same time, but you’ll have to go to your local PD and get the forms. You’ll need to fill them out, pay the fee, get fingerprinted, and then await the determination of your background check and references. It’s not supposed to take longer than 30 days, but it often does take longer.”
“But with everything going on, I want to be able to protect my family NOW! I thought I could just come in and buy a gun like they say on the news.”
“I’m sorry - those are the processes and rules every NJ firearm owner has had to follow for years. We can give you information, but we cannot sell you a gun.”
NJ people are surprised to realize that they have no way to even think about protecting themselves. One lady even said “so what do you have here that I can protect myself with?” And my answer was hair spray and a lighter. ---Melissa Deeney
When reached for comment, Legacy's Proctor & Deeney added, "They can’t buy firearms because they don’t have FID's (NJ Firearms Purchaser ID cards) and/or pistol permits (every pistol requires its own 4-part permit signed by the local Police Chief). They can’t get FID's because the PDs are closed to public. Even if they COULD get an FID / Permit - they can’t pick them up because the stations are closed to public".
This tells us at CNJFO that the work ANJRPC is doing to keep the permitting process up & running is truly needed (see yesterday's story Part Four w/ image of "DENIED" on our "Charlie-the-Perp" t-shirt)!
DESPERATION SETS-IN AS WE FACE THE UNKNOWN!
"My brain tries to educate them without being petty...but my heart hurts for them. Fear is real. And far too many are unwillingly helpless" ---Melissa Deeney
To learn more about CNJFO sponsor Legacy Indoor Range & Armory, go to: www.legacyindoorrangeandarmory.com . Without their help this article wouldn't exist. Remember to SHOP LOCAL with friends!
Ashley Cameron has been a gun owner for years. Prior to purchasing her first firearm, she got her start with training by Legacy Indoor Range & Armory's Melissa Deeney. Cameron and Deeney are both volunteers on NJ's DC Project led by CNJFO Communications Director and NJ DC Project Ambassador Theresa Inacker. Black Wire Media's Editor in-Chief Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal lent some "polish" to this story, but "the diamond in-the-ruff" was Ashley's post on her Facebook page after visiting Legacy! As such, we welcome her to our volunteer writing staff and hope you enjoy reading as much as we did! Please SHARE this helpful analysis to other concerned NJ residents thinking about a firearms purchase!
ANJRPC NOW ENGAGED WITH 10 NJ TOWNS
OVER GUN PERMITTING SHUTDOWN ISSUE!
by ANJRPC, reprinted w/ permission Thur. Mar. 19, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
WHO TOOK ALL YOUR RIGHTS AWAY?
EDITOR's NOTE: This is Part Four of an ongoing series highlighting what happens to gun rights during a declared emergency. We anticipated additional township administrations to limit or outright deny access to obtain firearms applications & permits. Some administrations consider firearms permitting to be NON-ESSENTIAL, thus denying NJ residents their 2nd Amendment rights. We were proven correct. As this story unfolds, be sure to check this page for the most up-to-date info available. File photo from previous 2A rights denial piece. What follows was posted on the ANJRPC Facebook page this afternoon:
"ANJRPC has so far received and followed up on leads in 10 different NJ towns. There undoubtedly will be more. Of the 10 leads we have received so far, 5 have been fully resolved, 1 has been resolved in principle but is still awaiting town website update, and 4 towns have been contacted by our counsel and we are awaiting responses.
We have not yet encountered one town that has flat-out refused to rescind a permitting shutdown when presented with the facts and the law (so far the shutdowns have been in the context of larger reductions in "non-essential" police services). Should we encounter any towns taking that position, we are prepared to promptly engage them in court if necessary. We intend to publicize the identities of any towns affirmatively refusing to process firearms permits after being contacted by our counsel.
We continue to ask that anyone becoming aware of towns refusing to accept or process new or existing permit applications promptly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can follow up with those towns.
Please stay safe during this challenging time, and know that ANJRPC will continue to be vigilant in protecting our Second Amendment rights no matter what.
Click the link below for the online version of this alert: www.anjrpc.org/…/ANJRPCEngagesWith10TownsonPermittingShutdo… "
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ SUSPENDS GUN PERMITTING!
USES CORONA VIRUS EXCUSE TO VOID 2A RIGHTS!
by Theresa Inacker for Black Wire Media Wed. March 18, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
Part Three of a Series: WHO TOOK ALL YOUR RIGHTS AWAY?
As some of the most infringed gun owners in the country, New Jersey gun owners are starting to see that the COV -19 situation will be used as an excuse by towns to delay, and deny access to the firearms permitting process. We have already seen that the City of New Brunswick has advised they will no longer process the required paperwork.
Thankfully, ANJRPC (NJ's state NRA Association) has issued a stern warning to municipalities that this will not be tolerated! Here's the link to ANJRPC's official statement, with quotes from lead Counsel Dan Schmutter and Executive Director Scott Bach: www.anjrpc.org/…/ANJRPCWarnsTownsOnShutdownofFirearmsPermit…
James Madison is quoted as saying “crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant. “ Emergency situations are ripe for abuse of power. What is most dangerous here in New Jersey is that the entire permitting scheme itself, over a half-century in the making, is a systemic abuse of power, even without an emergency situation. This COV-19 situation has the potential to be as devastating to liberty as throwing gasoline onto a raging fire.
In New Jersey, when it comes to firearms ownership, we have been warned by our own courts that we “own a firearm at our own peril.” See STATE OF N.J. V. JOSEPH PELLETERI (1996). What statement could possibly contradict “shall not be infringed“ more squarely?
We do own firearms at our own peril in New Jersey, as we never know what steps the overreaching state government will take next. One does not even need to use the imagination, but merely recall what happened to gun owners during hurricane Katrina: confiscation! The government kicked the 2nd Amendment to the curb and CONFISCATED lawfully owned firearms from innocent civilians at gunpoint. Those firearms were ILLEGALLY confiscated, no receipts were given, and many were never returned to the rightful owners.
If the towns can no longer process firearms paperwork as required by state statute, then perhaps they need not enforce the entire permitting scheme altogether, thereby providing New Jersey gun owners Constitutional carry. Dare I say, in New Jersey that is much less likely to happen than confiscation at gunpoint.
Theresa Inacker is an attorney, Mom, AR-15 sporting rifle owner, target shooter, pheasant hunter, former Editor of the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal and has been admitted to the US Supreme Court Bar. As our Communications Director she's represented us on broadcast TV, at rallies, and speaking engagements throughout NJ. We welcome her insight & perspective. We hope you absorb this example of her thought-provoking analysis. Enjoy the read!
by Black Wire Media Wed. March 18, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
Part Two of a Series: WHO TOOK ALL YOUR RIGHTS AWAY?
New Brunswick, NJ is in the spotlight today, for it is the only municipality in the state of New Jersey to declare itself as devoid of the 2nd Amendment! In an age where pushback from us serfs has resulted in 2nd Amendment Sanctuary counties and towns springing up all throughout New Jersey, the Middlesex County seat has decided, wholly upon its own authority, to cease handling firearms permit applications INDEFINATELY! Yes it's UNCONSTITUTIONAL in a half-dozen ways, especially considering they're still processing applications for Handicapped Parking permits!
CNJFO President Dan Grdovic when reached for comment earlier today had this to say,
"It's clear that New Brunswick has determined that you don't need the right to defend yourself, as our elected upper tier consider this a privilege. Certainly legal firearms ownership is much less important than your "right" to park close to the door at every establishment". Grdovic also added, "This is a willful violation of the 2nd Amendment and should be dealt with in the strongest of terms".
CNJFO's Communications Director Theresa Inacker will have Part Three of our coverage, including the latest ANJRPC release regarding the New Brunswick incident, with quotes from counsel Dan Schmutter and Executive Director Scott Bach.
LITTLE KNOWN EMERGENCY POWERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
A CIVICS LESSON FOR GUN OWNERS & READERSHIP!
Part One of a Series: WHO TOOK ALL YOUR RIGHTS AWAY?
The EMERGENCY before us entitles our state & federal governments to act on our behalf in such a manner as to make one think the entire U.S. Constitution is being set-aside. The truth is, plans that have arisen for this emergency to public health, safety & welfare are based upon the 1950's Red Scare of the aftermath of nuclear war in the post WW2 era!
Back then it was "Civil Defense". Now it's the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with state & local O.E.M.'s employing the FEMA "master plan" for Nuclear, Biologic & Chemical warfare. Go read that again. That's right, the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) put in place for a biological agent being used in an attack scenario is currently being used to some extent. The measures are the same, and if followed, should contain the spread of the Corona Virus. The emergency powers granted to state's Governors exceed that of POTUS. That's why POTUS held a Governors meeting a few days ago. A classroom brush-up on HOW to do what was done!
How do we know all of this? As a former member of my local O.E.M., I had the task of reading our town's EOP and implementing portions of it involving both shelter management and amateur radio communications. Inside that 3-ring binder were (ARE) Boogeymen released in a staged process, and yes it gets scary. Thank God we never had to use nuclear attack protocols!
The article I found just today highlights some of these emergency powers and gives explanations of HOW they came to be along with SCOTUS citations. This is a MUST READ for those of you that aren't history junkies of post WW2, aren't from a (supervisory) first responder background, or those that aren't old enough to have practiced "DUCK & COVER" Drills in grade school. Part Two will cover the unfolding story of the New Brunswick, NJ Police Records Bureau refusing new applicants for gun permits.
Thanks for reading! ---Rosey
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CNJFO 4-05-20 HOG HUNT HAS 2 SPOTS LEFT!
PUT SOME PENNSY PORK IN YOUR FREEZER!
by Black Wire Media Mon. March 16, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
Are your supermarket shelves looking a tad BARE at the moment? Wanna hedge your bet by guaranteeing your own food supply? In these trying times it's nice to look in a packed freezer and not worry about WHERE your family's next meal is coming from! Are you too squeamish to do the deed yourself (hunt your food)? Our Expert Hunters at CNJFO have a SOLUTION! We'll harvest a fine-tasting Pennsyltucky hog FOR YOU! All you hafta do is tell us & PAY for it! Butchering is EXTRA! Rather JOIN us hunting & learn HOW? That's fine too! Register & pay in-full HERE: www.cnjfo.com/event-3676112
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CNJFO's 4-05-20 HOG HUNT HAS JUST 2 SPOTS LEFT!
by Black Wire Media Sunday Mar. 15, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
CNJFO's April 5th Hog Hunt is just 3 weeks away & we WANT A SELL-OUT!! Colandro at Gun For Hire inspired us by doing a 4-Pack raffle tonight, so we're UPPING THE ANTY! We're doin' a 6-Pack for each of the next 2 Hunters that waited till the last damn minute to book this Hog Hunt! Cause CNJFO likes clean A$$E$ too! Hunt is Beginner-friendly! Make it a challenge with a hunting caliber hand gun or bow! Making plans to join us couldn't be easier! We employ professional guides that field dress each hog, even help you obtain a stay at a nearby gun-friendly low-cost B&B! Newbies, Kids & Women are encouraged for this NO LICENSE NEEDED, ANY WEAPON Hunt, and CNJFO membership isn't required! Sign-up before you miss the boat: www.cnjfo.com/event-3676112
TWYNE'S NJ GUN CHARGES DROPPED BY PROSECUTOR!
UNION CO. PROSECUTOR STILL HAS GUN & CREDENTIALS!
by Black Wire Media Friday Mar. 13, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
Roosevelt Twyne no longer faces the wrath of persecution under convoluted New Jersey gun law, where having a CARRY permit can still buy you two felony charges for "illegal transportation" to get your firearm home and for "hollow nose bullets" that in fact AREN'T HOLLOW according to the NJ State Police Firearms Bureau. Here's the quote from the Union County NJ Prosecutor: “In light of that investigation, this Office has concluded that, although probable cause existed to arrest and charge (him) at the time of his arrest, it is not in the interests of justice to continue his prosecution”. Our Editorial translation: We enjoy splitting hairs in Union County when it comes to NJ gun law, we feel we did nothing wrong and therefore will continue to allow arrests & harassments of legal gun owners WITH CARRY PERMITS in our jurisdiction!
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