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ANJRPC Permitting StrikeForce! – Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs.
ANJRPC LAUNCHES STATEWIDE CRACKDOWN
ON PERMITTING ABUSES!
Contact ANJRPC’S Permitting StrikeForce™ Today
With Permitting Abuses You Have Suffered!
On February 25, 2014, ANJRPC announce the launch of its Permitting StrikeForce™ program—an ambitious statewide initiative to address firearms permitting abuses throughout the entire Garden State. The program is aimed at ending, once and for all, the extensive delays, unauthorized conditions, and other widespread abuses plaguing the issuance of firearms ID cards and handgun purchase permits.
“We are serving legal notices covering each and every one of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities, informing them of their obligations in no uncertain terms,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach. “Once we complete this legal sweep of the entire state, we intend to systematically crack down on specific abuses town by town until they are addressed.”
The notices will facilitate possible legal action against non-compliant towns, and include a detailed 10-page analysis of current law, together with copies of controlling legal documents, including an important new court decision forbidding additional conditions on permit applications beyond what state law already requires. Many towns impose outrageous, unauthorized conditions including employer notification, spousal consent, disclosure of all household member names, and passing a written exam.
Many municipalities also ignore state law requiring application decisions within 30 days; some applicants wait over 8 months or longer before getting a decision. Other municipalities improperly ration handgun purchase permits, which is explicitly prohibited. Some towns also deny applications based solely on residency in public housing
“Permitting authorities need to understand that we have entered a new era after the groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the Heller and McDonald cases,” said Bach. “It is unlawful to interfere with Second Amendment rights by abusing the permitting process, and ANJRPC will spare no effort or expense to stop further abuse.”
ANJRPC first began addressing permitting issues on a case-by-case basis in 2009. Recent legal developments made it viable to launch ANJRPC’S Permitting StrikeForce™ as the first-ever comprehensive compliance sweep over the entire state. The program is synergistic and complementary with the efforts of other organizations on permitting issues.
ANJRPC’s Permitting StrikeForce™ needs YOU! Please tell us about unauthorized conditions, delays, permit rationing, and public housing denials in your town. Your identity will be protected, but your input will help us get the job done! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (973) 697-9270. Please include as much detail as you can, including (if possible) the following:
- Municipality, Town, or Barracks
- Type of Permit applied for (FID or Handgun Purchase Permit)
- Date application was submitted & current status
- What was submitted (what forms, documents, etc.)
- Copies of unusual forms or requirements (if available)
- Detail all contact with permitting authority since submission (dates, content, contact name, what you were told, etc.)
- Your name and contact information
- Any other pertinent details
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