JACKSON – A prior requirement calling for additional fingerprinting for firearm applicants after a two year period is no longer being enforced by the township’s police department.
Council President Rob Nixon clarified the issue during a May 28 Council meeting where a firearms organization took aim at Township Police Chief Matthew Kunz for requiring multiple fingerprinting for firearm applicants.
Hightstown resident Alex “Aljandro” Roubian, the president and managing editor of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) questioned Nixon before and during the evening’s session concerning what the chief’s policy was.
According to the organization’s website, the NJ2AS is a civil rights advocacy group “that fights against unreasonable gun laws. We believe in responsible ownership and use of firearms (the right to carry) as part of our rights as Americans under the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights.”
The website also states that group’s mission is to “educate the public and the legislature on the safe and responsible use of firearms, laws, and policies to protect our freedoms.”
In articles that appear on the group’s website, the organization has characterized Kunz of placing “personal feelings and agenda above the law and the Constitution.”
The group’s criticism comes from the chief’s requiring firearm applicants to submit their fingerprints for a handgun permit if it has been more than two years since they last provided them.