From the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Sussex County Chapter:
During his campaign, President Trump voiced support for concealed carry reciprocity.
This has now been introduced in the US House of Representatives as HR38 and the US Senate as S446. These bills would allow people licensed to carry a concealed firearm in their own state to do so legally in all states, no matter the difference in strength of those state laws.
Since it was introduced in January 2017, HR 38 has gathered over 180 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.
One New Jersey congressman, Republican Tom McArthur, has agreed to lend his support to this bill. To date, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R- 11th Dist;) has not revealed his position on HR 38.
This NRA-backed law would make it possible for dangerous people, the George Zimmermans of the world, to pack heat in any neighborhood, town or state regardless of the local laws or the wishes of local law enforcement.
On Wednesday, April 12 and April 26, 2017, several action groups will be meeting at 12 noon at the Green in Morristown.
Sue Hannon, President of the Brady Campaign Sussex County Chapter, notes: “Our goal with these protests is two-fold. One we want to create awareness about this dangerous bill among our friends and neighbors in Morris County; and two, we have been protesting, calling and writing letters but Congressman Frelinghuysen has yet to inform us of his position on HR 38.
“We want to let him know that we do not want him toeing the NRA-supported Republican line and supporting this bill. If this bill becomes a law, it would not be good for the safety of his constituents, which he claims is his number one priority.”
Groups involved are: Brady Campaign Sussex County, Brady Campaign Bergen County, Action Together Sussex County, NJ 11th for Change, Moms Demand Action Morris County, Gays Against Guns and BecauseLifeisSacred.org.
For more information contact Sue Hannon – 862-268-0488
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Sussex County Chapter