Assembly Bill 5229, sponsored by Assembly Member Nancy Pinkin (D- Edison), would prohibit firearms and any firearm-related items, such as gun safes, cleaning kits or gun locks, from being used as prizes during a raffle. The bill has been assigned to the Assembly Judiciary Committee where it awaits a hearing.
Take Action Today! New Jersey members should contact their state assembly member and ask them to vote NO on Assembly Bill 5229. Members can contact their assembly member by using the Sportsmen’s Alliance Legislative Action Center.
“AB 5229 is pure anti-gun legislation that punishes non-profit organizations who are raising money to do good work in the community and for the environment.” said Luke Houghton associate director of state services. “New Jersey Senators should reject this unjust attack.”
If passed, AB 5229 would eliminate many of the most popular methods of fundraising used by America’s top conservation organizations, such as Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and local rod and gun clubs. Conservation organizations use the funds raised from these raffles for youth programs, habitat conservation and much more. But this bill wouldn’t target only sportsmen’s organizations. Veteran’s organizations and volunteer fire departments also rely on these types of raffles to help their missions.
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