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Operation: Establish Compliance
It has become obvious that there is still a need for the
NJ2AS Operation Establish Compliance.
We have put the following package together:
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are aware of a violation!
NJ2AS has listened to your comments and complaints, one of the most common of which is that the New Jersey Firearms Laws that are in our favor are frequently ignored, specifically, 2C:58-3f.
2C:58-3f. …There shall be no conditions or requirements added to the form or content of the application, or required by the licensing authority for the issuance of a permit or identification card, other than those that are specifically set forth in this chapter.
There are Municipality Police Departments that violate this statute as a matter of policy. We have seen additional forms, some of which have nothing to do with firearms; we have seen the additional requirement of getting a spouse’s permission to purchase a firearm, we have seen the additional requirement to notarize the reference letters. Some of us have had our employers contacted and I personally spoke to a student with no criminal record, who just wanted his FID card who’s Dean was contacted and he was called into his Dean’s office to explain why he wanted his FID card. He wasn’t even living on campus. These are just a few examples. None of these requirements have been “specifically set forth” as required by law.
Well, enough is enough. For the past several months, we have been collecting data, speaking to attorneys and to potential plaintiffs and planning our strategy. We have called several Municipal Police Departments and gave them a fair opportunity to improve. Some have, but some have chosen to ignore the law.
“Operation Establish Compliance” is an ongoing strategy, with a carefully developed strategy, designed to address issues dealing with the lack of compliance by New Jersey cities, towns and municipalities.
There is much work to be done and we are still in the beginning stages, but we are now ready to move forward and hire an attorney. This is where you come in. We need $15,000 in order to hire an attorney to handle this case. We have set up a link on our website, www.NJ2AS.com, where you can donate.
This lawsuit will help all gun owners, whether you prefer rifles, shotguns or pistols, whether you are interested in competition, collecting, recreation or self-defense, whether you are young or old, male or female, this lawsuit is about you. This is an opportunity for all gun owners to come together and rally behind solving a problem that has remained unresolved for decades.
NJ2AS is duly concerned with the excessive time that it takes to process application for Firearms Owner Identification Cards and Handgun Purchase Permits. We have decided to devote the SECOND PHASE of OEC towards addressing these excessive delays. In order to be as successful as possible, we will initially be concentrating on those cities, towns and municipalities that routinely take longer than SIX MONTHS to process a normal application. By normal we mean a situation where there are no extenuating beyond the control of the processing authority such as references that were not returned.
The ANJRPC and SAF are already engaged in their own lawsuits covering other problem areas of NJ law. ANJRPC is challenging One Gun a Month. ANJRPC and SAF together are challenging the “justifiable need” requirement for obtaining a NJ Permit to Carry a Handgun. There is a military strategy called “hammer and anvil.” ANJRPC and SAF are the anvil. The State is pinned down and occupied with their lawsuits. It is time to start hammering!
The Legislature and the Attorney General’s Office have forced us to this point. New legislation could be passed to fix the permitting processes once and for all and has been discussed for years. However, no pro-gun rights legislation has made it out of the Law and Public Safety Committee for over 20 years.
The Attorney General could issue a directive tomorrow instructing the Municipal PD’s to comply with the law. But, instead, what they have said to us is the equivalent of “we are not going to follow the law unless you make us follow the law.” Meanwhile, they send good citizens like Brian Aitken, Gregory Revell and Joseph Pelleteri to prison for honest mistakes or circumstances beyond their control.
We are asking you to help. It takes money to accomplish the goals of this Society. It takes the ENTIRE Society to make this work. Please pitch in anything that you can. We have utilized the initial contributions fighting for the wins we have achieved this far (see Success Stories). Our new goal of $15,000 is a very achievable number and can be reached quickly with donations of $10, $20 or $50. You will be able to see the total donated on our website. We will keep everyone informed of our progress.
You can be a part of the effort. Together, we can CONTINUE make a difference. Thank you in advance for your support. Please click the donate button under the donation meter to help! You will be able to donate through PayPal with a credit card even if you do not have a PayPal account or you can send a check made out to the New Jersey Second Amendment Society and just write "Litigation Fund" in the memo area. You can either bring your check to any upcoming meeting or event or mail it to us at:
P.O. Box 432
West Orange NJ, 07052
Thank you for your generosity in furthering the mission of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society.