Senator Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, speaks at a news conference to call for an overhaul of the Victims of Crime Compensation Board (VCCB), to ensure that funds go to the victims and their families.

25 Nov: Weinberg Introduces Resolution Condemning Federal Right-To-Carry Bill

TRENTON – State Senator Loretta Weinberg earlier this week introduced a legislative resolution condemning the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011,” saying that the federal proposal would undermine New Jersey’s gun control laws and states’ traditional role in deciding the best gun control strategies for each individual state.

“Historically, states have been given the right of self-determination when it comes to gun control,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “Regardless of how you feel about New Jersey’s gun control laws, the federal legislation which was recently passed by the House would set a terrible precedent, and opens the door for Second Amendment activists elsewhere in the country to override New Jersey’s own laws. Hopefully, Governor Christie and our Congressional leaders will stand up for our State and oppose this overreaching federal bill.”