NJ smart gun law author reiterates desire to remove mandate (VIDEO)

New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg crafted the state’s 2002 smart gun law but she is now leading the charge to recast it to help spur development of the technology.

The Democratic lawmaker was an original supporter of measure that became known as New Jersey’s smart gun law. As implemented, it would require that all guns sold in the Garden State be equipped with personalized safety capabilities within three years of the technology becoming practical.

Last summer, Weinberg publicly advised that she would seek to rescind the bill so long as gun rights groups such as the National Rifle Association make concessions that she saw as a roadblock to the development of the technology.

However, even without concessions by the Second Amendment group, Weinberg has again stated that she would be interested in revisiting the law as companies that promote the technology have failed to gain traction in the market over concerns by many that it would set New Jersey’s three-year countdown in motion.

She was candid with NJTV News last weekend that she plans to introduce new legislation this fall. Under her proposal, gun stores in the state would be required to stock smart guns, but not exclusively.

Latest Reviews

  • A Look at the Sig P238, A Year Later

    The Sig Sauer P238 was the first .380 ACP BUG to grace my gun safe, a welcomed addition to the 9mm polymers, .38 SPL revolvers, and .45 ACP 1911s. After more than a year's worth of use, where do I stand on the P238? Let's find out.

    Read More
  • Tuck & Carry: CCW in a Skirt

    Aimed at those who want the comfort and convenience of a skirt but with the protection of a holstered gun, the Tuck & Carry occupies what I term apparel holsters -- that is clothing/holster duos.

    Read More
  • The Marlin Dark in .45-70 is Stealthy and Modern

    Flash forward the lever gun of Western lore to the 2020s, where Marlin has taken that classic design and given it a modern upgrade. Meet the Marlin Dark.

    Read More
  • Gear Review: Sig Sauer Tango 6T 1-6

    Sig Sauer has long been a big name in the firearms industry, so it came as no surprise several years ago when Sig filled out its repertoire with its own optics line. Today, we’re looking at the Tango 6T, a 1-6 low power variable optic.

    Read More

Loading