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http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2011/12/post_157.html

I wrote recently of how the state of New Jersey refuses to follow its own law that mandates that purchase permits for guns be issued within 30 days if there is no good cause to deny them.
That statute also strictly limits the conditions a municipality may require.
Egg Harbor Township was one of many that requires extra forms and imposes conditions outside the law.
But when the Second Amendment Society brought this to their attention, the township officials showed a rare example of common sense.
They reconsidered and decided to follow the law.
Anything can happen. Perhaps soon even Chris Christie will see the light.
Below is the NJ2AS press release from Frank Fiamingo. Frank tells me lots of other towns are still violating the law and the Christie administration is permitting them to do so.
The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) has recorded its first substantial victory in Operation Establish Compliance (our ongoing effort to force Municipal Police Departments to issue firearms permits in accordance with law) with the reversal of Egg Harbor Township’s policy of requiring the signing of an unlimited release of information and liability waiver as a condition of processing firearms permit applications.
NJ2AS was only days away from filing a lawsuit challenging the additional form when Drew Parker, who serves on the Egg Harbor Township Zoning Board and is a member of NJ2AS, brought the issue to the attention of the Township Committee. The Committee immediately conducted a thorough investigation, led by Joe Cafero, ultimately concluding that the form was in use, and was, in fact, an illegal additional requirement. The Committee then acted quickly to stop the use of the form.
"The NJ2AS Board and Staff and all of our members applaud the actions of the Egg Harbor Township’s Township Committee and the cooperation of their Chief of Police. We are grateful that they did the right thing, and in doing so, have avoided a costly lawsuit for both parties. It is encouraging to see such effective and responsible leadership at the local level." said Frank Fiamingo, President and co-founder of NJ2AS. "That's the whole point of having a Second Amendment Society. So we can work together to resolve problems."
NJ2AS has now shifted focus to another town with similar requirements. Frank Fiamingo went on to say "Our current, ongoing lawsuit, NJ2AS v. NJSP, seeking access to the NJSP Firearms Applicant Investigation Guide, has shown that we are willing to go to the mat. We will do whatever it takes to eliminate these illegal practices. As usual, we will provide updates to our efforts in Operation Establish Compliance as soon as they become available. Anyone can sign up for our free email alert system at NJ2AS.com."
The New Jersey Second Amendment Society is the most relevant pro-gun-owner organization in New Jersey with thousands of members and supporters throughout the State, emphasizing education of the community and legislature, safety and skills training and properly distinguishing between criminals and the law-abiding in legislation and administrative practices.
 

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A small step, but it will show other towns and the state that we are not going away. Also, they decided DC should have to pay back 1.3 million dollars for the lawsuit they lost to Alan Gura!! That is big because NJ will not want to fork out any money for lawsuits. Time to change to the NICS system and stop wasting taxpayer money!
 

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agreed wraenking
 

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It is a small step. Only 504 townships remain that should all be consistent with the guidelines.

Kudos to NJ2AS!
 

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Time to change to the NICS system and stop wasting taxpayer money!
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