A call to action; please call and write your legislator and especially the media.
The first “gun control” laws were written to keep blacks from owning firearms.
Today look at “gun control” in Wash DC, LA, Camden, Newark, NYC…what’s changed?
In every case you have selective “may issue” vs. “shall issue” for legal concealed carry.
“May issue” is an instrument of Old South oppression and unequal application of the law.
In NJ the reality is “may issue” is reserved for politicians and their cronies.
Am I to believe that the law abiding Black or Latino citizen who goes thru the neccesary background check and training required for “shall issue” concealed carry is less qualified than a White citizen?
We are all equal aren’t we?
The over-policing of communities is not the answer; they rarely prevent crime. They are law enforcement, not crime prevention. They usually show up after the fact.
The reality of the police is that all too often in their quest to get the bad guy’s, they regularly violate citizens civil rights.
I have been searched without cause, at least 2 dozen times in NYC during the Giuliani reign of terror.
Shall issue is currently law in 40 states, crime is down in every one of those states.
With hundreds of millions of guns in America, the choice is clear: I will take a few accidental shootings over the mass murder of un-armed students, teachers and innocent citizens by crazies and outlaws every day of the week.
In fact any NJ legislator working on “banning guns” in light of the facts is grossly irresponsible, again, there are hundreds of millions of guns in America.
If you were walking on any of NJ’s streets and were approached by someone who intended serious bodily harm to you, would you like to be in posession of a firearm to defend yourself or a loved one?
Recently, those good young people murdered in Newark, never stood a chance, they have been denied their civil rights to self defense by a combination of racist and apathetic NJ politicians.
While Mayor Corey Booker and the Newark police did a great job in apprehending the animal (yes, someone who did what he did IS an animal), it still does not change the fact that those un-armed young people were shot dead.
I am less enthusiastic about Mayor Booker spending $3mm on “gunshot detection technology”, (so they can hear the gunshot, which to the uninformed means the bullet (s) have already struck the victim).
That $3mm would be better served in after school programs.
Lastly, with “shall issued” concealed carry becoming law in NJ the word gets around and the criminals are unsure as to who may, or may not be carrying, which benefits all NJ citizens, not just those citizens who decide to carry.
Self defense is a civil right.
Please call and write your legislator and especially the media, we need immediate corrective action here in NJ, it is a life or death issue.