1)This Wed. Feb. 28, 11am in Trenton – Attend the NJ State Assembly Judiciary Committee Hearing on A1217, the Extreme Risk Protection Order bill (see today’s call topic for explanation). RSVP: https://northeast-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/10298
2)Outraged about gun violence? Attend our area’s Moms Demand Action meeting on March 14th at 7PM in Spring Lake, https://northeast-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/8413
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CALL TOPIC: Let’s call our State of NJ Legislators to demand NJ pass a Red Flag Law—a policy that empowers family members and law enforcement to seek an Extreme Risk Protection Order, a court order temporarily restricting a person’s access to guns when they pose a danger to self or others.
Find the phone # for your State of NJ reps here: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp
Or, to send a direct message to your NJ State reps, click here: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/SelectMun.asp
I am a constituent and I’m calling with my support for NJ to pass a Red Flag law that would allow family members and other people to petition a court for an Extreme Risk Protection Order, in order to have a gun owner’s guns seized if they have good reason to believe that person poses a danger to themselves or others. This measure has been enacted into laws in 5 other states, is shown to reduce suicide rates, and may prevent a horrific gun related action as has become all too common in the US.
I urge the Senator/Assemblymember to support and cosponsor the following legislation to establish a Red Flag Law,
Senate: S795/ Assembly: A1217 (“Authorizes gun violence restraining orders and firearm seizure warrants”). Thank you.
If you have a personal story to relate to this issue, and are comfortable sharing it, please do – our elected officials want to hear how their policies affect our lives!
Caller best practices:
Rep. Chris Smith – http://chrissmith.house.gov/contact/
Senator Cory Booker – https://www.booker.senate.gov (scroll to bottom)
Senator Bob Menendez – https://www.menendez.senate.gov/contact
Comment directly to your NJ State Legislators: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/SelectMun.asp
Comment directly to Governor Murphy: http://nj.gov/governor/contact/
Comment directly to the NJ State Attorney General: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/contactus.htm
State of NJ reps – http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp
NJ Governor’s Office – 609-292-6000
Study up on the issues: https://www.grbwomensinitiative.org/resources/
“Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – 1st Amendment to the US Constitution