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Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik Calls NJ Gun Mag Law That Disarms Police ,”Insane”

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Trenton NJ, According to NJ.com, Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed the bill into law in June, which also states that an officer may not be convicted of a criminal offense if he or she voluntarily surrenders a weapon in question.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik said Sunday on Fox & Friends that the law is not only “outrageous,” it also puts officers at risk.”You’re taking the ability away from the cops to possess the rounds they may need in a gun battle. … That’s insane,” he said.

The law applies to New Jersey residents as well as off-duty officers, and Kerik said Murphy has essentially taken guns “away from the people” of the state.”It’s one thing if you violate a rule of a department,” Kerik added. “But this is a law. A criminal law, and it makes you, then, a criminal. So, this is just crazy.”

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Third Circuit Panel split decision upheld a NJ statute banning gun magazines over 10 rounds

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Heather Darling

Heather is a Lawyer from Morris County 

A Third Circuit Panel split decision upheld a statute banning gun magazines over 10 rounds. In a 2 to 1 decision, along the same lines as pre-bench political party contributions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rejected a challenge by the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, an NRA affiliated organization, to the ban of ‘large-capacity’ gun magazines holding over 10 rounds.

The statute arose following a rise in mass shooting incidents in the United States, although little to no attention has been given to the enactment of mental health legislation designed to treat the cause, not the symptoms.

Judges Joseph Greenaway Jr. and Patty Shwartz, both having pre-bench ties to Democrats, decided in favor of upholding the ban. Judge Setphanos Bibas, with pre-bench ties to Republicans, wrote a dissenting opinion seeking to enjoin the ban until the state could show that the ban could actually prevent harm by mass shooters rather than simply being a knee-jerk reaction without evidence of actual effectiveness.

Greenaway and Shwartz found the ban ‘reasonably fits’ the State’s interest in public safety without causing under burden on the Second Amendment rights of citizens. Shwartz, writing the opinion of the majority, noted an increase in mass shootings from 2006 to 2015 as supporting evidence for the ban but did not cite statistics bearing on mental health, addiction, social or economic pressures or other factors which may trigger a mass shooter to act.

U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan, also with pre-bench ties to Democrats, initially refused to enjoin the large-capacity magazine ban. Judge Sheridan also cited to evidence from a mass shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton in June 2018 relating to the opportunity created when the shooter has to stop and reload but nothing about the mental state or other issues of mass shooters.

Without methods and programs to treat underlying issues of those who commit acts of mass violence, this ban seems to be more along a party line concept of decreasing or eliminating gun ownership among private individuals than preventing mass injury as the decision not only fails to address underlying issues but also fails to address the reality that other mass violence has occurred through the use of bombs, motor vehicles and other means.

A Third Citcuit Panel split decision upheld a statute banning gun magazines over 10 rounds. In a 2 to 1 decision, along the same lines as pre-bench political party contributions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rejected a challenge by the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, an NRA affiliated organization, to the ban of ‘large-capacity’ gun magazines holding over 10 rounds.

The statute arose following a rise in mass shooting incidents in the United States, although little to no attention has been given to the enactment of mental health legislation designed to treat the cause, not the symptoms.

Judges Joseph Greenaway Jr. and Patty Shwartz, both having pre-bench ties to Democrats, decided in favor of upholding the ban. Judge Setphanos Bibas, with pre-bench ties to Republicans, wrote a dissenting opinion seeking to enjoin the ban until the state could show that the ban could actually prevent harm by mass shooters rather than simply being a knee-jerk reaction without evidence of actual effectiveness.

Greenaway and Shwartz found the ban ‘reasonably fits’ the State’s interest in public safety without causing under burden on the Second Amendment rights of citizens. Shwartz, writing the opinion of the majority, noted an increase in mass shootings from 2006 to 2015 as supporting evidence for the ban but did not cite statistics bearing on mental health, addiction, social or economic pressures or other factors which may trigger a mass shooter to act.

U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan, also with pre-bench ties to Democrats, initially refused to enjoin the large-capacity magazine ban. Judge Sheridan also cited to evidence from a mass shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton in June 2018 relating to the opportunity created when the shooter has to stop and reload but nothing about the mental state or other issues of mass shooters.

Without methods and programs to treat underlying issues of those who commit acts of mass violence, this ban seems to be more along a party line concept of decreasing or eliminating gun ownership among private individuals than preventing mass injury as the decision not only fails to address underlying issues but also fails to address the reality that other mass violence has occurred through the use of bombs, motor vehicles and other means.

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Reader says Since the power of the individual cannot be reduced to zero while the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution is in effect, they seek to diminish the effect of that Amendment by any means possible

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There are people in high places of government, of wealth, of influence – that all want to see their power at least maintained and, if possible, increased. A corollary of their goal is to reduce/remove the power of the individual citizen as much as possible. Since the power of the individual cannot be reduced to zero while the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution is in effect, they seek to diminish the effect of that Amendment by any means possible.
Every THINKING person knows that gun laws only penalize law-abiding citizens; criminals do not, by definition, obey laws – they are CRIMINALS. But the passage of more strict gun laws in NJ is not without some intended effects:
1-it further chips away at the 2nd Amendment
2-it makes Murphy look like he’s “taking action” against “gun crime”.
3-it makes older law-abiding gun owners more apt to move out of NJ – which would be wonderful for the Left.
NB – for a high-level view of where the USA is as a country today, look up “The Tytler Cycle of Democracy”.
REMEMBER: it’s not the wand, it’s the magician…

Ridgewood High School Principal Calls “Student Led Walkout ” a “powderkeg”

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Reader says “gun control” equals good guys won’t have guns, bad guys will

Reader says , LOL Murphy was too busy crying about the media “releasing” his sons medical records. This is a perfect example of how gun control and tighter gun laws are not going to stop much or ANY of our countries gun violence. This was a gang rivalry which means 99% of the guns used we’re probably bought off the black market, has nothing to do with people who are willing to buy a gun legally, Same thing with columbine, all the guns those kids had we’re from the black market as well. The liberals don’t understand that you can take all the gun stores THAT DO THINGS THE RIGHT WAY. Eventually, good guys won’t have guns, bad guys will….and that’s when humanity starts screwing itself over, but after all….that’s what the liberals want.

So what no protests ,or school walk outs , no blame the NRA?  The facts remain the same controlling legal gun ownership has almost no impact on gun violence . “This was gang warfare. And it’s probably the most common form of gun violence seen in major cities on a yearly basis. But nobody is talking about it the way they will if a deranged white guy with a rifle commits the far more rare mass shooting of that type. There’s a gun violence problem here that could be addressed, making a serious difference. But places like Baltimore, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois still have municipal leaders who can’t bring themselves to pass harsher laws to put away first-time offenders who commit gun crimes. They prefer to focus on justice reform, emptying the prisons more quickly and blaming the police.” https://hotair.com/archives/2018/06/18/mass-shooting-nobody-will-march/

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Trenton shooting kills one, leaves 22 injured , days after New Jersey Governor Signs Major Gun Control Legislation

June 18,2018

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Trenton NJ, just days after Governor Phil Murphy signed six new major gun control measures into law, giving the the Garden State the strictest gun control in America , a dispute between rival gang members may have led to a shooting that erupted in the early-morning hours of a popular all-night arts festival in Trenton, killing one, injuring 22. None of those laws stopped a mass shooting this weekend at a Trenton, or saved a single person .

Just four days ago Governor Phil Murphy on Twitter outlined some of the changes that would take place following the enactment of what he called “landmark legislation,” including requiring background checks on private gun sales, the reduction of magazine capacity, a ban on armor-piercing bullets, and keeping “guns out of the wrong hands.”

According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri the deceased suspect has been identified as Tahaij Wells, 33. Wells was released from prison and on parole since February on homicide-related charges.

The one man in custody is Amir Armstrong, 23, who has been charged with a weapons offense. Armstrong remained hospitalized in stable condition.

A third unidentified suspect was hospitalized in critical condition.

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Teaneck Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Weapons Charges, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Carjacking, and Armed Robbery in Englewood

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April 16,2018

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Englewood, NJ , Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of ODARI GREEN (DOB: 7/20/1980; single; and unemployed/delivery driver) of 289 Home Street, Teaneck, NJ for Attempted Murder, Weapons Charges, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Carjacking, and Armed Robbery. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Lawrence Suffern, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino, the Teaneck Police Department under the direction of Chief Glenn O’Reilly, the Maywood Police Department under the direction of Chief David Pegg, the New Jersey State Police under the direction of Colonel Patrick Callahan, and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer-In-Charge Captain Frank Aquila.

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a shooting occurred at a private residence on West Palisade Avenue in Englewood, NJ. Responding Englewood Police Officers found two victims with multiple gunshot wounds. Two additional unharmed victims were interviewed and reported that Odari GREEN had attempted to shoot them, but his handgun malfunctioned.
Odari GREEN fled the scene of the shooting in a white Nissan Altima, which was later abandoned in Teaneck. He carjacked a female victim at gunpoint in Hackensack. Odari GREEN drove the victim’s vehicle into Maywood where he was observed by officers from the Maywood Police Department who pursued the vehicle onto the Garden State Parkway. They were joined in the pursuit by the New Jersey State Police. The pursuit ended in East Orange, where the State Police took Odari GREEN into custody, and a loaded handgun was recovered inside the carjacked vehicle.

Odari GREEN was arrested on April 10, 2018 and charged with four counts of Attempted Murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1/N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a, a crime of the 1st degree; one count of Carjacking, N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, a crime of the 1st degree; one count of Armed Robbery, N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, a crime of the 1st degree; two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A, a crime of the 2nd degree; one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4B, a crime of the 3rd degree; and five counts of Aggravated Assault by Pointing a Firearm, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(4), a crime of the 4th degree. Odari GREEN was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing on April 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Acting Prosecutor Calo would like to thank the Englewood Police Department, the Teaneck Police Department, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, the New Jersey State Police, the Maywood Police Department, and the Hackensack Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

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Reader says “Youth Led March” was a Leftist-organized exploitation of poorly-informed kids to stifle reasoned, fact-based debate

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You make simple arguments designed to hide the fact that 1) the NRA is a lobby group which gets its funds from its millions of law-abiding CITIZEN members (who vote accordingly), not a corporate treasury or union dues forcibly extracted from workers and 2) we already had in place all the laws necessary to have prevented Parkland, but the local and Federal government blew it badly in about a dozen different ways. The “March to Consolidate Coercive Power in the Hands of the Corrupt, Incompetent and Apathetic” was a Leftist-organized exploitation of poorly-informed kids to stifle reasoned, fact-based debate on this topic. They noticably excluded Andrew Pollack and Parkland students who deviated from the anti-gun myopia and shamefully used children to bash the NRA, Trump (but not Sheriff Israel) and register voters for Democrat demagogues who use crisis to further their agenda and quite frankly, can’t wait for the next shooting to occur.

 

 

 

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Reader says “arming teachers” is a liberal talking point attempting to advance a FALSE NARRATIVE

Maryland School Resource Officer Blaine Gaskill

photo Maryland School Resource Officer Blaine Gaskill

“arming teachers” is a liberal talking point attempting to advance a FALSE NARRATIVE that all teachers will be issued guns as standard practice without any training and who will keep wear these weapons as side arms or keep them on their desks similar to other school supplies..
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“arming teachers” is actually ALLOWING teachers or other on-site school personnel WHO ALREADY are qualified, responsible and trained gun owners who will receive additional training as needed and/or fully training and qualifying personnel (who MAY be classroom teachers or school personnel) to become qualified to handle weapons in an emergency situation.
You know… like the armed security guards and police officers were trained.
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But you ALREADY KNOW THIS.
You are just selling a disingenuous narrative to divert attention from the fact that armed onsite personnel IS EFFECTIVE in STOPPING SCHOOL GUN VIOLENCE AND SAVING STUDENTS LIVES.
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Your position is not helping children. It is allowing children to be murdered.
But you also know this.

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March for Our Lives: protests across the state on Saturday

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March 23,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, “Student-led” marches across New Jersey are part of the national March for Our Lives protests for gun control.

According to the Bergen Record ,the Hackensack march will include students from 18 high schools covering 26 municipalities. New Jersey’s first lady, Tammy Murphy, and Rep. Josh Gottheimer, along with other officials and clergy members, will also attend. The groups Ridgewood JOLT, Glen Rock After the March, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Sandy Hook Promise are also supporting the march.

The “Student-led” protests are slick and well produced with the kids appearing to be nothing more than window dressing .
The focus more and more seems to be on a collection of political wannabes and helicopter parent activist pushing gun control and an anti NRA , anti Trump agenda with school safety being a mere afterthought.

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Requirements in order to own or operate a gun within the state of New Jersey

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

February 18,2018

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Rivervale NJ, since so many in the media are so woefully ignorant on New Jersey gun laws , Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi gave us the run down on what the rules actually are .

In a Facebook post the Assemblywomen explains , “As I know it is a huge discussion and people oftentimes are unaware of their own state’s laws and requirements, New Jersey has the third strictest gun laws in the nation. It is illegal to own or operate certain AR-15 or similar types of weapon in the State of New Jersey. Bump Stocks are also illegal to own or use. Here are the other requirements in order to own or operate a gun within our state.

Among other things, New Jersey:

Requires permits for the purchase of any handgun, as well as a separate permit for persons purchasing long guns, both requiring a lengthy background check prior to issuance (which oftentimes takes longer than several months);

Provides law enforcement discretion when issuing permits to carry concealed weapons (and it is almost impossible to secure such a permit unless you prove that you are in imminent danger);

Prohibits the purchase or possession of a firearm by persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses, and by persons subject to protective orders;

Requires the licensing of all firearms dealers and their employees;

Limits the number of handguns that may be purchased to one per month;

Imposes a 7-day waiting period prior to the physical transfer of a handgun;

Will require the sale of personalized handguns once such technology is available for retail sale;

Prohibits the possession and transfer of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines;

Requires firearm owners to report the loss or theft of their firearms; and

Requires all firearms dealers and ammunition sellers to maintain records of all acquisitions and dispositions of firearms and ammunition.”