Statewide Affirmative Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Office
AG Platkin Finds Microstamping Technology Viable for Use in Commercial Firearms Following Live-Fire Testing
Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced that, based on both live-fire testing results and existing peer-reviewed studies, microstamping technology is a viable means of matching an expended cartridge case to the weapon from which it was discharged.
Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today hailed a new national report from Brady showing that, for two years in a row, none of New Jersey’s firearms dealers were cited by the federal government for selling the most crime guns, a typical indicator of gun violence and gun trafficking.
Attorney General Platkin Files Civil Complaints Against Pennsylvania Gun Show Company, New Jersey Gun Dealer Under NJ Public Nuisance Law
Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced the filing of civil complaints via New Jersey’s Statewide Affirmative Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Office against a New Jersey licensed gun dealer and two Pennsylvania-based gun companies.
For Immediate Release: August 22, 2023 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney GeneralStatewide Affirmative Firearms Enforcement Office- Ravi Ramanathan, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-OAGpress@njoag.govMicrostamping...
To bolster gun violence reduction efforts, Attorney General’s Office also issues RFQ for outside counsel to seek inclusion on the Approved Special Counsel List for Firearms LitigationFor Immediate Release: September 7, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J....
ATTORNEY GENERAL DIRECTIVE
Ravi Ramanathan is the Director of SAFE. As SAFE’s inaugural Director, he leads the office’s work combatting gun violence through civil enforcement. Prior to joining the SAFE Office, Ramanathan served as the Director of Investigations for the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller, where he led the office’s efforts to detect and uncover waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer funds in state and local governments. His office also conducted reviews of New Jersey State Police traffic stops and internal affairs processes. He previously worked in the New York office of Jenner & Block LLP handling criminal and civil enforcement matters, including internal investigations and compliance reviews, federal and state investigations, and monitorships of major financial institutions. Ramanathan clerked for the Honorable José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the Honorable Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University.
Jeremy Ershow is Deputy Director of SAFE. Ershow, of Montclair, is an experienced litigator who has handled high-stakes disputes – including matters involving election integrity and voting rights – at Jenner & Block. Ershow clerked for the Honorable Julio Fuentes on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable William Yohn Jr. of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He obtained his J.D. from NYU School of Law and his B.A. from Yale University.