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NJ State PBA President Pat Colligan Points Out the Obvious

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Trenton NJ, NJ State PBA President Pat Colligan  commented on recent NJ mass shootings and pointed out the obvious , a diminished police means significantly more crime.  Colligan said ,

“The men and women in policing have endured a year like no other before. One year ago, the death of George Floyd in Minnesota sparked civil unrest statewide like we have not seen in decades. Fast forward one year later, and the shootings and deaths of so many in the state over one weekend draw no protests, marches, or few political statements for change. This weekend alone at least 38 people have been shot and six have died in New Jersey. I cannot remember ever having two mass shootings in our state in one day, but the outcry from activists and politicians are absent. For every life lost or person wounded this weekend there were police officers rushing towards the gunfire to save lives. Those men and women ran towards the danger because they took an oath to serve their community. They do not need praise every day, but the silence of the danger they face and the rising violence around our state and country is sickening.

“Over 20,000 lives have been lost in the past year in the United States to violence. It is not a coincidence that the rise in violence mirrors the timing of anti-police rhetoric. Few politicians speak about the rising violence even in their own communities. This weekend’s violence took place all around our state in Fairfield Township, Paterson, Bridgewater, Perth Amboy, Camden, Newark, and Jersey City. The lives lost represented fathers, mothers, sons and daughters and their families will never be the same.

“Much of this violence comes on the heels of arguments to defund the police which has proven to be a disaster. From Los Angeles to Minneapolis, cities that initially embraced the idea have reversed course in the face of mounting violence. We need to stop the anti-police rhetoric that undermines effective policing. We need elected leaders to speak up about the importance of policing in their communities and speak out against the violence.

“Too many of the vocal critics last year are absent this year. We need community-police partnerships to address the underlying issues to stop the violence. We want to work with people who want to make change, not create Facebook and Twitter moments. I am sounding the alarm on where we are headed so we can correct the course before it is too late.”

4 thoughts on “NJ State PBA President Pat Colligan Points Out the Obvious

  1. Nothing to see here.
    No epidemic in mass shootings.
    The Dems are in office now.
    We can safely ignore these stories.

  2. It’s turning into the wild west

  3. If this reply brings one anti-gunner out of their coma it will have been worth writing… More likely it will cause several anti-gunners go get apoplectic, and on vociferous rants here. So let me start the ball rolling for them… Guns kill people! (…and spoons make people fat, and pencils make math errors…)

    But seriously:
    1 – Read “More Guns, Less Crime” by John Lott.

    2 – The Aurora movie shooter elected the closest “gun-free” theater. Why?

    3 – There’s probably slightly better than a snowball’s chance in hell that NJ will ever become a permitless concealed carry state., because the Dems in Trenton love their power too much, and “The People” have become “The Sheeple”.
    But think – just for a minute – if YOU were going to shoot someone, would you choose to shoot someone that COULD have a gun and MIGHT defend themselves? (All you anti-gunners who answered YES – I have a bridge to sell you.)

    Eternally optimistic, despite the odds…

  4. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a well trained GOOD GUY with a gun.
    We are sitting ducks here in NJ.
    We need a concealed carry for law abiding citizens.
    When FLA allowed out-of-staters to get CCW the crime rate decreased massively since the thugs didnt know if granny was packing.
    The only thing thugs fear is violence= they do NOT obey laws. Thats why they are criminals

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