Brady Campaign Pushing Ban on ALL Traditional Firearms in New Jersey

Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 9.43.32 AM

The Brady Campaign wants a law from 2002 that bans the sale of traditional firearms, to go in to effect immediately.
That law on the books in New Jersey basically says once a “personalize gun,” aka a smart gun, is available for retail sale in the United States, it will trigger a ban on the sale of traditional types of firearms and force all guns sold/transferred to be smart guns.

Since the Armatix iP1 is now available in the US for sale (although no gun stores are currently selling it), the Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence is arguing that the 2002 law should now go into effect.

Basically, the Brady Campaign is arguing that every type of firearm except the Armatix iP1, a .22 caliber, $1800 pistol that only works with an electronic watch, should be the only gun available in the state of New Jersey.

According to NJ.com,

“This is a very straightforward lawsuit. This was an extraordinarily important law that was passed, that was designed to save lives,” said Gregory Little, an attorney for The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, at a Statehouse press conference.

In 2002, New Jersey passed a law requiring all guns sold in the state to be equipped with the “smart gun” technology — which recognizes the gun’s owner and only allows that person to fire the weapon — within three years of when it becomes available for sale in the United States.

Proponents of the law argued that it would prevent children from getting their hands on unsecured guns owned by their parents.

The New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs put out the following press release on the lawsuit this afternoon:

This afternoon, the Brady Campaign and the Million Mom March (Mercer County NJ Chapter) announced that they are filing a lawsuit to force the New Jersey Attorney General to formally report on the public availability of so-called “smart guns.”

The lawsuit is intended to trigger New Jersey’s 2002 smart gun law, which could eventually outlaw the transfer of handguns that do not incorporate the technology.
“New Jersey’s smart-gun law is a dumb as it gets,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach.

“It forces you to use an unproven technology to defend your life, and then exempts the state from liability when the gun goes ‘click’ instead of ‘bang.’ If it’s such a great idea, then law enforcement shouldn’t be exempt, and the free market should be able to determine its viability. ANJRPC will spare no effort or expense to prevent this gun ban from going into effect.”

Read more here…

Posting Policy
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.
  • weston777


  • Wallie

    Until these moron gun control freaks go as hard after the gang skanks as they do the law abiding folks,you can count me out.

  • reggiec

    Aw shucks….my watch batteries went bad.

  • mjnellett

    ANY attempts to regulate the sale of, or ability to own and carry firearms of ANY type is an infringement of our 2nd Amendment rights! The National Firearms Act of 1934, is, in my humble opinion, a violation of our rights by class…automatic weapons. You want firearm legal firearm regulations?, then AMEND the Constitution! The gun grabbers won’t go the legal route because we, the people, have the final say as to whether the amend(s) pass.

  • For two reasons for why the Second Amendment is doomed, see http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/the-second-amendment-is-doomed/.

  • Kent2012

    hopefully we can institute some legislation that would ban the “transfer” of all demcommie politicians from their house to the state house…they are so respectfully of the law I am sure they would all stay at home…..yeah right…