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Senator Edward Durr

Senator Edward Durr

Durr Responds to Attorney General’s Attack on Second Amendment Rights

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Senator Ed Durr (R-3) issued the following statement after New Jersey Attorney General Matt Platkin tweeted that he is ‘committed to getting guns out of homes’ in the wake of a domestic violence incident in Phillipsburg:

Sen. Ed Durr said Attorney General Matt Platkin wants to “disarm people in their homes” in the wake of a domestic violence incident in Phillipsburg. (SenateNJ.com)

“Once again, Attorney General Matt Platkin is showing his disdain for the 2nd Amendment and the constitutional rights of New Jerseyans by saying he wants to disarm people in their homes. If the Attorney General really is interested in improving public safety, he would focus his resources on targeting the illegally obtained and owned guns that are used in most gun-related crimes.

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Durr Bill Allowing Certain Military Veterans to Keep Special License Plates Signed Into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Edward Durr that allows veterans of military reserve units with at least six years of service to retain special license plates that identify their military service has been signed into law.

Sen. Edward Durr’s bill that allows veterans of military reserve units with at least six years of service to retain special license plates that identify their service has been signed into law. (NJMVC)

“I am proud to honor our veterans of the military reserves with the enactment of this law. All military service members should be honored and recognized for the sacrifices that they have made in defense of the freedoms that we enjoy today,” said Durr (R-03). “This law ends a foolish requirement that forced veterans of the military reserves to relinquish license plates that identified their service to our country. Military reserve veterans may now keep these special license plates and proudly display their service to our country.”

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VIDEO: What Governor Murphy Did with $120 Million of Your Tax Dollars Should Be ILLEGAL

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What New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy did with $120 million of your tax dollars should be ILLEGAL.

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The governor used pandemic relief funds to give checks of up to $4,000 to undocumented immigrants and convicts leaving jail.

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Durr Resolution that Would Designate First Week of May as “Composting Awareness Week” Advances

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A joint resolution sponsored by Senator Edward Durr that would designate the first week of May of each year as “Composting Awareness Week” was approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

A joint resolution sponsored by Sen. Ed Durr that would designate the first week of May of each year as “Composting Awareness Week” was approved today by the New Jersey Senate. (Pixabay)

“Composting has significant economic benefits for those in the agricultural industry,” said Durr (R-3). “Farmers who use compost actually spend far less money on expensive fertilizers and pesticides, water, and irrigation. That savings can then be reinvested in the local economy or used to make improvements on the farm. My legislation will not only recognize the importance of composting, but will further encourage the practice by businesses and individuals.”

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Durr Calls for Pause in Surveying for Wind Farms as More Dead Whales Wash Ashore

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Senator Ed Durr joined a growing chorus of state and federal lawmakers in calling for a pause in wind farm development activities as more dead whales continue to wash ashore.

A deceased 30-foot humpback whale on the beach in Atlantic City recently. (NJ.com)

“Some people are adamantly denying that the sudden surge in dead whales is linked to wind farm survey work, but the truth is they don’t really know,” said Durr (R-3). “We don’t know if sonar or drilling used to conduct surveys of the ocean floor is disrupting the ability of whales to navigate safely, possibly leading to more deadly groundings and vessel strikes. Unless we want to risk more dead whales on our beaches, we should pause the survey work to investigate.”

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Durr Says It’s Clear Democrats’ New Gun Law Will Be Struck Down After Another Court Loss

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Senator Ed Durr (R-3) issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked the enforcement of additional sections of a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy that establishes unconstitutional restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in New Jersey:

Sen. Ed Durr responded after a federal judge blocked the enforcement of additional sections of a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy that establishes unconstitutional restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in New Jersey. (©iStock)

“Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats have not hidden the fact that they dislike the 2nd Amendment and are trying to circumvent a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reaffirmed the constitutional rights of New Jerseyans to protect themselves.

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Durr Blasts Signing of Unconstitutional Concealed Carry Gun Law

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Senator Ed Durr blasted Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of unconstitutional and nonsensical restrictions (A-4769/S-3214) on the concealed carrying of firearms in New Jersey:

Senator Ed Durr speaking against the ‘unconstitutional’ new restrictions on concealed carry permit holders that Governor Murphy signed into law during a floor debate on December 19, 2022. (YouTube/NJ Senate Republicans)

“The restrictions that Democrats and Governor Murphy enacted on concealed carry in New Jersey ignore the Second Amendment, defy the United States Supreme Court, and will do nothing to stop violent crimes committed with illegal guns.

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VIDEO: Durr Speaks Against “Unconstitutional” Gun Restrictions Proposed by Trenton Democrats

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During a session of the New Jersey Senate on December 19, 2022, Senator Ed Durr (R-3) spoke against legislation proposed by Democrats that would impose “unconstitutional” new restrictions on concealed carry permit holders.

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Durr voted “NO” on the legislation, A-4769/S-3214, which passed 21-16 with only Democrats in support.

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Durr: Proposed Route for Glassboro-Camden Line is a Patchwork Approach to South Jersey Rail Service

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Senator Edward Durr slammed the proposed route for the Glassboro-Camden Line, calling the 18-mile commuter rail project in its current form a patchwork approach that will divide smaller towns, increase traffic, and endanger the safety of residents.

Sen. Ed Durr slammed the proposed route for the Glassboro-Camden Line, calling the commuter rail project in its current form a patchwork approach that will divide smaller towns, increase traffic, and endanger the safety of residents. (Pixabay)

“I do not oppose a new rail system to help commuters and residents, but the current route being put forward for the Glassboro-Camden rail line will hurt more than it will help South Jersey,” said Durr (R-3). “This project has been in the works on and off since the 1990s, and at one point, was planned to run on the Route 55 median—which was, and still is, a sensible solution because it would not impact smaller towns. The route that is being suggested now cuts directly through the heart of 12 different municipalities with little regard for traffic, parking, and noise from a diesel-electric train running every 10 minutes.”

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Panel Advances Pennacchio/Durr Bill Securing Access to Public Lakes for Recreational Fishermen

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Ed Durr that would preserve access to any state-owned lake that is open to boats with or without onboard motors was approved today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Pennacchio and Sen. Ed Durr that would preserve access to any state-owned lake that is open to boats was approved in committee. (Pixabay)

“There is growing concern about the lack of public boat launches,” noted Pennacchio (R-26). “New Jersey is home to public lakes that are open to bass boats and motorized vessels, but recreational boaters who don’t live on the lake or have private docks find it impossible to get into the water.”

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