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  • September 19, 2020 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by Black Wire Media Sat. Sept. 19, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    The Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners supports 2nd Amendment-friendly non-profits, and so for the fourth year in a row did attend the Wistarburg Ruritan annual scholarship fundraising event this morning at Quinton Sportsmen's Club deep in the Pines of Salem Co. in South Jersey. CNJFO Trustees Jack Pyle and Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal were joined by CNJFO member Carmen Urso to form a 3-person squad. This Sporting Clay Shoot is held annually for sportsmen and women interested in supporting young people in their continuing education efforts. CNJFO set-up a welcoming membership booth at the event, handed out several brochures, accepted a new member today and more might be forthcoming.

    Over the past few years, with help from CNJFO and all the other corporate sponsors and participants, more than $30,000.00 has been raised for the four annual scholarships. Wistarburg Ruritan hopes to continue this effort and possibly improve upon it.

    The scholarships provide two thousand dollars ($2,000) each in aid to four students from the local community. Each year the Ruritan in Alloway Twp., NJ carefully review the academic records of deserving students and chooses the best possible scholars for the awards. Since the inception of the Sporting Clays fundraising event they have helped dozens of local students financially. All monies raised go directly to these scholarships, and CNJFO, New Jersey's busiest 2nd Amendment group, has been a sponsor for four years running.

    The Clay Shoot:

    16 stations were set up in a circular course. Most stations had six shots in "report pairs", and some were launched simultaneously (a "true pair"). Two stations had eight. The clays come into sight in various presentations & angles and in a variety of natural settings along a pine-wooded trail. The multi-acre course is a challenge and a lot of FUN. Teams of four or five circle the course for about two hours taking turns shooting, keeping score and launching the sporting clays. CNJFO fielded a 3-person squad as some of our Trustees were attending the Second Amendment Foundation's (virtual) Gun Rights Policy Council. So we did two events at once today!

    An amazing continental breakfast of donuts, bakery-fresh Danish, coffee & tea awaited the shooters during registration. A 9:00 am "shotgun start" with each squad at a different station enabled a noontime lunch featuring delicious hoagies (sub sammich for you No. Jersey readers). A boxed lunch was provided to each shooter and prizes were awarded during lunch. Our Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal used his CZ Ringneck 20 gauge SxS, placing 4th & winning a prize!

  • September 16, 2020 7:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    by Black Wire Media Wed. Sept. 16, 2020 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    With archery deer season now upon us in full swing, it’s a great time to remind everyone of the fantastic article Lee Olivier authored a year ago today . Drawing on 30 years experience afield, Lee sets the stage for our hunters and 2nd Amendment advocates to join forces for a better New Jersey.


    Op-Ed by E. Lee Ollivier for Black Wire Media

    Sunday Sept. 15, 2019 www.cnjfo.com/join-us

    As mainly a hunter, I had been concerned with the future of hunting but not as aware as I should have been of the depth of efforts to protect the sport when it comes to 2A activism.

    Most all of us in the hunting community pride ourselves in our patriotism- there is no question about that. We hold each other accountable and to high standards of conduct.

    What is also important is that as the "GUNS ARE BAD" message is increasingly pushed in NJ schools and in the media, many POTENTIAL NEW HUNTERS will go without ever shooting a bow or a firearm. They are our lost allies!

    I am not talking just about kids, but also adults, people of any age. Not only men but also women. Pro 2a groups like CNJFO run shooting events and many of your local clubs also encourage and teach good sportsmanship, and promote safe and enjoyable shooting.

    If our hunting community's voices are reduced by over legislation of firearms, there will be less defenders of hunting rights and lands and our numbers will dwindle and things will keep spiraling down!

    There is a way to STOP the decline of hunting. We do this by saying "NO" to more senseless gun legislation aimed at the law-abiding gun owners like you & I. This is where groups like the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners come in really handy. They're the only 2A group in NJ that actually runs hunts and gets "2A activism" on display to us hunters.

    2A activism is what slows the tide. There are many who are devoting their time and personal resources to stop the rush of laws which could eventually stop you from taking a wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend shooting or hunting. I say it inclusively to all as women are an emerging force in the firearm owners community. It's so great hearing a young lady tell her boyfriend SHE took to the range 'to just shoot at his own target and she knows what she's doing"!

    We need to realize that we all get a certain level of anxiety worrying about an unintended slip with transporting firearms etc. and running afoul of the law as we make our way to our hunting grounds. It can get worse. We don't need that stress in the morning, we need a coffee! Guess who fights ALL firearm transportation bills both at the state & federal level, including our hunting guns? That's right, 2nd Amendment activists!

    We need to speak well of each other and to each other. We are IN THIS TOGETHER!

    With more restrictive laws there will be less involved. Too much hassle. There will be less hunters and the anti hunting community will call all the shots. The new laws will easily flow- Hunting disallowed at preserves, increased distances to homes and roads etc. It can and is getting worse. So what do we Hunters DO?

    Casually make others aware that hunters are good people, people they can rely on, people who do the right thing. That's what can change minds.

    Below is some information related to the 2A struggle in NJ. Many thanks to those committing their selves to the effort:

    CNJFO keeps you informed about critical pending legal cases. These cases have the potential to affect you directly as far as what kinds of firearms you can keep, whether you can bring those firearms outside of your home, and more.

    For instance, there is a magazine ban challenge filed by ANJRPC, a carry outside the home case (Cheeseman), and a New York case, with the potential to impact New Jersey, in terms of transporting any firearms from your home to other places.

    Talk it up with your hunting buddies. Make your friends aware this hunting season, that the better informed we are as a group, the more power we will have.

    We’re all one team: no matter what your outdoor sport. Time is of the essence. As Hunter’s we have a VOICE. Let's USE IT!


    CNJFO member E. Lee Ollivier, a lifelong New Jersey resident, has been hunting for more than 30 years. He has hunted in both the United States and Canada. His extensive experience includes hunting small game and deer, wild boar and bear; using archery, black powder, rifle and shotgun. His harvests have put food on the table and mounts in his Man Cave. Ollivier has witnessed first-hand why all hunters need to be more 2A proactive. We hope you enjoy his Op-Ed as much as we did editing it. Archery Deer season started yesterday. Good hunting & good eating from all of us at CNJFO!

  • September 14, 2020 7:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Two Severely Injured After Gunmen Fire Nearly 50 Shots in New Brunswick Neighborhood


    by Black Wire Media Mon. Sept. 14, 2020 www.cnjfo.com

    The gangbangers are having a field day as the residents of New Brunswick New Jersey cower in their homes waiting for what’s next . Police collect shell casings and go through the motions in an attempt to make the neighborhood feel good, but in reality everyone is still scared . When will New Jersey ever wake up to realize that law-abiding gun owners have the right of self protection outside the home ? At CNJFO we fight for your rights every day . For more 2A news go to www.cnjfo.com/news

    For the original story CLICK HERE...

  • September 13, 2020 6:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    by John Petrolino for Black Wire Media Sun. Sept. 13, 2020


    “How was school today honey?”…a normal enough question that probably gets asked millions of times across America daily. In a COVID-19 America, sometimes the answer is apparent, or maybe not. That of course depends on if a parent was approached with a fascist waiver to sign stating they will not “eavesdrop” on any virtual learning, as was the case in Tennessee this past August (https://www.foxnews.com/.../tennessee-parents-waiver...). What is becoming more and more prevalent, with schools coming into your home, they are now asking you to remove your home from their “classroom.” For one unnamed sixth-grader from Edgewater, NJ, the answer of the “How was school today honey?” question was answered with knocks at the door by the police.

    As reported by “The Shore News Network”:

    “Police were called and an online Zoom meeting was put into virtual lockdown in New Jersey after a teacher spotted a nerf gun in the home of one of their students. The incident happened in Edgewater, New Jersey. After seeing the gun, the teacher locked the boy out of the Zoom meeting and notified police, who later showed up at the young boy’s home to investigate. It turned out it was a nerf gun in view of the camera at the child’s home.”


    Unfortunately, this kind of overreach is becoming the “norm.” From a “Truth About Guns” article we can learn about a similar incident happening in Colorado:

    “On August 27th, Isaiah Elliott briefly moved a neon green and black toy handgun with an orange tip during an online class. Isaiah was reported for the apparent infraction, and then suspended from his school for five days. The school vice principal called school resource officers from the sheriff’s office to conduct a welfare check, but Isaiah’s parents were not notified that the police were being called until they were on their way.”


    And another event reported by Black Wire Media:

    “… with a 11 year old 5th grader in Boy Scouts being the subject of a Police investigation for firearms in his bedroom! After ignorant school officials were made aware via a screen shot of a pegboard display of Nerf, BB, Airsoft and archery bow on a wall…The school Principal notified the school Safety Officer, and instead of calling the parents, a Cop was dispatched to the home and spent 20 minutes searching the bedroom for weapons and interviewing the boy and the mom, a Navy Vet with small arms training. No weapons were found, no charges filed, nothing illegal was taking place.”


    Beyond this being just absurd, because we’re talking about toy guns that are clearly toy guns, The Supreme Court of The United States has ruled in the favor of students and free expression in the following cases: Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969), Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser (1986) and Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier (1988). This begs to question if the simple display of a toy gun, or anything for that matter, in a virtual classroom (YOUR HOME) in the background, falls under freedom of expression or some wacked out oppressive school rules that are being forced upon American families. Was the teacher afraid of being virtually shot through their computer with a foam dart?!?! We don’t have the full and complete details of the event, so comment is difficult, but the father of the boy, who wishes to remain anonymous (for obvious reasons), sums it up perfectly in his statement to northjersey.com:

    "My son was on Zoom for class, he had his toy gun. That's not acceptable, naturally, but I'm taking issue with the teacher who didn't find out more about it. The teacher didn't do anything but called the police and escalated the situation."


    New Jersey is no stranger to this kind of froth at the mouth knee-jerk reaction to anything “gun” related. Several incidents have been reported over the years involving the usurping of 1st and 2nd Amendment rights of students. Lacey, NJ seems to be a habitual offender, with the following headlines as proof:



    “HS students' suspension over gun range photo ignites uproar, potential lawsuit”


    “NRA says Lacey schools made teen take down ‘gun’ bumper sticker”


    I urge any readers to familiarize themselves with all of these incidents and make known any potential displeasure with their own school boards. Our kids are being swatted and suspended for being kids. Perhaps if the subject matter was more aligned with what the goose-stepping progressive polices of these overacting/overreaching administrations, and how they want our kids to think, everything would be just fine.

    The 2nd Amendment has no friends in New Jersey’s leadership. At least, not the policy makers that keep inflicting harm on our Civil Rights. One can argue that New Jersey should be subject to RICO-type statutes, with the way they conspire with groups such as Mom’s Demand Action and Every Town for Gun “Safety”. The gross, ignorant, and misinformed Hoplophobia that is rampant in New Jersey needs to be addressed. These administrations are not just writing policy, they are dictating how we are supposed to think.

    After all, what did Governor “Free Stuff/That’s Above My Pay Grade” Murphy have to say about the 2ndAmendment? “A safer society for my taste has fewer guns and not more guns,”…as he’s flanked by armed troopers….


    Well known author John Petrolino of "Decoding Firearms" fame writes for Ammoland, The Truth About Guns, Shore News Network AND Black Wire Media (CNJFO's Media Dept.). His research, facts and insight is unparalleled in 2nd Amendment reporting. With an easy-to-read writing style that encourages the reader to follow every word, Petrolino calls a spade a spade. This piece calls-out the stupidity of needless escalation when dealing with virtual schooling during the great Covid caper our NJ Governor is still thrusting upon us.

    What's next New Jersey? Police raids after a teacher spots a knife block on a kitchen counter during a virtual school lesson? How about ziplock bags of art supplies that might be drugs? Is such virtual "schooling" worthy of a SWAT Team doing a "stack entry" with M-4 carbines sweeping your entire family? Certainly NOT!

    Since when did parents give up their rights to raise their kids in their own homes? Mandatory gun education ought to be taught in schools---starting with snowflake teachers being trained how to identify TOYS and DISREGARD THEM! At CNJFO we do our part. We educate kids that real guns aren't toys, they're TOOLS! It's time for our schools to educate our teachers!

    ---The Editor

  • September 11, 2020 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience


    A simple VHF Channel 16 radio transmission on the official "emergency channel" so designated by the USCG. For those that don't know, it's probably the only direct communication means between our government and its' population. If it could float, IT RESPONDED! Not since the evacuation of Dunkirk in WW2 has a response been so overwhelming. Dunkirk took 3 DAYS to clear the beach of 300K Troops. On 9-11 these men & women took 500K+ off Manhattan in only 9 HOURS! Here's their story. On the 19th anniversary of this tragedy, we choose to remember the GOOD in people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOrzF7B2Kg...


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


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


    Attention new gun owners!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    And finally, welcome and feel free to ask questions.

    -Your new friends at CNJFO

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

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

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

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

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

    Click here now to register:


    See you Monday at 7 p.m.!


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

    ---The Editor

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

    GunFreedomRadio EP246 Decoding Firearms with John Petrolino


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

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

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

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

    CLICK HERE for the interview...

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

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


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

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

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

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

    (Paul Harvey Voice) Good Day!


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

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

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

    ---The Editor

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Thank you for your support,


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

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