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Newark Mayor Cory Booker: Turn in Gun Owner, Get $1,000 (NJ)
opposingviews.com ^ | 16 January, 2012 | Mark Berman

Posted on 01/17/2012 6:34:55 AM PST by marktwain

The Mayor of Newark, New Jersey is making an offer he hopes city residents cannot refuse -- report your gun-owning neighbor, get $1,000.

In a video, Mayor Cory Booker holds ten $100 bills as he explains how the new program works. People just have to anonymously call a number to report someone with an illegal gun and they get the dough.

Here is the video:


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Video at the link. Great incentive to set people up.
1 posted on 01/17/2012 6:35:05 AM PST by marktwain
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


2 posted on 01/17/2012 6:42:26 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: marktwain

What constitutes “illegal possession” in this festering bunghole of a city — simple ownership? Is private ownership of a gun illegal here? How does that square with the Second Amendment?


3 posted on 01/17/2012 6:43:02 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: marktwain
People just have to anonymously call a number to report someone with an illegal gun and they get the dough.

Uhhhhhhhhh.....

If one calls anonymously, how do they know who to give the money to???

4 posted on 01/17/2012 6:43:57 AM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: marktwain

If I hate my neighbor, I’ll stash a Jennings on his property. Not a bad deal.


5 posted on 01/17/2012 6:45:33 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: marktwain

An AWFUL idea, for a thousand obvious reasons.
It IS a great incentive to set people up, and I can
just see a thousand ways this idea could and will make
things in this area a thousand times WORSE, and MORE complicated, and in fact CREATE a different kind of crime,
with the promise of a quick grand for a little information.


6 posted on 01/17/2012 6:52:49 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: mountn man
Those anonymous tip lines give the caller a code number which can be used to collect the reward if there is one for that case.

Maybe the tip line can be overloaded. Report the mayor. Report the city council. Report every police officer and the dog catcher's assistant too. If they get thousands of calls that all have to be investigated, even if it is just to check the "more equal than others" list it can jam the entire system.

7 posted on 01/17/2012 6:53:28 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: marktwain

Holy cow...


8 posted on 01/17/2012 6:53:32 AM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: marktwain

Hitler, Stalin and Mao would be proud!


9 posted on 01/17/2012 7:02:30 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain
What can constitute an "illegal gun" in New Jersey under this program is a question, since the state has always focused gun control on the point of sale, not on gun ownership. (Then there is that pesky 4th Amendment thing.)

There is an excellent chance that any convictions obtained under this Newark program will get tossed by the NJ Supreme Court, never mind the US Supreme Court.

There is an excellent chance this just means he's running for Lautenberg's -- who turns 88 this month -- Senate seat in 2014.

10 posted on 01/17/2012 7:03:15 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: marktwain

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that the former owner of the mayors house had stashed a gun somewhere and forgotten about it!


11 posted on 01/17/2012 7:06:46 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: marktwain
Where can I get a list of Newark addresses and names? I figure one out of ten people I call about will result in a payout.
12 posted on 01/17/2012 7:11:25 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: mountn man
If one calls anonymously, how do they know who to give the money to???

That never occurred to Booker the boob.

13 posted on 01/17/2012 7:14:52 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: KarlInOhio

Ahh...use Alinskys rules against them.


14 posted on 01/17/2012 7:19:05 AM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Jennings is a good choice for a throwdown. Anybody need a couple of Lorcins?

I don’t think he needs to offer $1000. I bet he can get people to call in for a mere $300, considering where the calls will come from.

I think this is a better use of the money than a “gun buy-back”.

The big problem here is that the cops will have to go in hot since they are dealing in each case with a possible armed person. Lots phony calls will cause lots of law suits or maybe a few dead innocent people.


15 posted on 01/17/2012 7:30:29 AM PST by super7man
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To: marktwain

How many nanoseconds before a Newark resident offers a reward for an illegal mayor?


16 posted on 01/17/2012 7:39:26 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: marktwain

“Start Snitchin’!”


17 posted on 01/17/2012 7:43:16 AM PST by wideawake
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To: super7man
...The big problem here is that the cops will have to go in hot since they are dealing in each case with a possible armed person. Lots phony calls will cause lots of law suits or maybe a few dead innocent people.

What makes you think the cops will "go in" at all?

Just as in everything else in a liberal hell-hole, "Holder's people" will be exempt from enforcement.

This is just another effort to disarm future victims and make the 'hood safe for the bro who needs to improve his financial position.

18 posted on 01/17/2012 7:44:42 AM PST by CurlyDave
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To: marktwain

I proposed a $5,000 bounty on reporting illegal guns to the new Chief of Police here in Richmond, VA about 5-6 years ago at a meet and greet. He rejected it based on the number of false calls it would generate.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 7:53:45 AM PST by VA Voter
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To: VA Voter
He rejected it based on the number of false calls it would generate.

As opposed to rejecting it just for being a stupid idea?

20 posted on 01/17/2012 8:03:37 AM PST by xone
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To: marktwain

“My neighbor owns a gun. His name is....” BANG!


21 posted on 01/17/2012 8:19:46 AM PST by Terry Mross (AN)
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To: basil

Truly frightening! Where does this POS get off using taxpayer money in this way?


22 posted on 01/17/2012 8:28:01 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: xone

Umm. Very telling comment. Please don’t mine if I don’t respond in kind.


23 posted on 01/17/2012 8:34:19 AM PST by VA Voter
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To: marktwain

This is great. One can call the tip line and ensure the place one wants to rob has no means of defending themselves, AND I get a cool grand for it? This really is a win-win.


24 posted on 01/17/2012 8:39:28 AM PST by Ironfocus (Unseat the Looter-in-Chief)
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To: VA Voter
Umm. Very telling comment.

Umm, s'okay comrade.

25 posted on 01/17/2012 9:01:30 AM PST by xone
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To: marktwain

Wouldn’t be surprised if the Police Unions designed this program as a cash cow for themselves.

Cops in Newark are just another armed gang, granted they are only the second or third strongest gang, but they got the badges.


26 posted on 01/17/2012 9:07:55 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: marktwain

Wouldn’t be surprised if the Police Unions designed this program as a cash cow for themselves.

Cops in Newark are just another armed gang, granted they are only the second or third strongest gang, but they got the badges.


27 posted on 01/17/2012 9:08:03 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: marktwain

Welcome to the Peoples Republic of New Jersey.


28 posted on 01/17/2012 9:08:49 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: marktwain
Question: How does and ordinary citizen determine what constitutes an “Illegal Gun”

Didn’t they have these types of informants in various Socialist Nations in the past?

Isn’t this how the NKVD was able to control the citizenry?

What’s to stop someone from informing on someone they don’t like as revenge – irregardless if they have gun?

Do we really want to go down this road?

29 posted on 01/17/2012 9:54:16 AM PST by HammerT (The Obama Recession, you bone it you own it.)
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To: HammerT
Question: How does and ordinary citizen determine what constitutes an “Illegal Gun”,

In the People's Republic of New Jersey, it has a bayonet lug or a collapsible stock and a pistol grip, the magazine holds more than 15 rounds etc. etc.

There is NO requirement to register guns in the state, just gun purchasers. If you move to New Jersey and your guns are not specifically prohibited (essentially the "assault weapon" ban and magazine capacity limit) and you are not prohibited by statute from owning a gun, you are entitled to bring along every gun you own. You are also entitled to keep it in your home, place of business, take it to the range, etc. There is NO requirement to register your guns.

Again, I think this is just grandstanding by the Mayor. Or he doesn't know better, which is doubtful.

30 posted on 01/17/2012 10:12:27 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Didn’t ya know that they are all powerful a nd can do anything they darn well please?

Damn the Constitution and all of that stuff from those old dead white men!


31 posted on 01/17/2012 10:13:57 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Didn’t ya know that they are all powerful a nd can do anything they darn well please?

Damn the Constitution and all of that stuff from those old dead white men!


32 posted on 01/17/2012 10:14:01 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: marktwain

Want to have some fun with this? Heres how:

First get a piece of crap gun and, if you can, a doobie or two. Plant said items on the property of a City Councilcritter or better yet a Judge. Call tip line and give them this info.

Sit back and watch the hilarity ensue.


33 posted on 01/17/2012 10:20:10 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Cincinatus
What constitutes “illegal possession” in this festering bunghole of a city — simple ownership? Is private ownership of a gun illegal here? How does that square with the Second Amendment?

Possession without a permit to purchase/firearm purchaser ID is illegal. If your nose is not clean you can't get one. If your nose is clean but your local cops don't like you your paperwork could get "lost".

Don't even think about a carry permit unless you are politically connected or in law enforcement. You have to prove NEED, and there's never enough proof.

Bottom line, the only way to be reasonably safe is to NOT be a law-abiding citizen!

34 posted on 01/17/2012 12:37:25 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

I am trying to understand what the police are supposed to do when they get an anonymous tip. Get an anonymous search warrant?


35 posted on 01/17/2012 1:42:49 PM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Sooth2222
There is an excellent chance this just means he's running for Lautenberg's

Just the mention of that scumbag's name on a firearm thread makes my blood boil. He has harmed this nation's RKBA more than any other single human IMO.

36 posted on 01/17/2012 1:55:55 PM PST by houeto
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37 posted on 01/17/2012 2:13:39 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: JimRed
Possession without a permit to purchase/firearm purchaser ID is illegal.

I beg to differ. In NJ, this is patently untrue. Example: I inherit 1000 handguns & 1000 long-arms as an heir (I'm not this lucky - it's hypothetical). I have no legal duty under NJ state law to file ANY paperwork and I am protected from prosecution under NJ Statute 2C:58-3 paragraph j.

As was stated earlier in the thread, the laws are written around the sale/transfer of firearms, not simple ownership.

I personally think Cory's been smoking crack with the Brady bunch.

38 posted on 01/17/2012 2:34:37 PM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: marktwain

When they came for [fill in the blank] I did nothing because I wasn’t a [fill in the blank].

How is it there is so little knowledge and understanding of liberty anymore?


39 posted on 01/17/2012 2:59:32 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: JimRed

“Possession without a permit to purchase/firearm purchaser ID is illegal.”

I believe here in NJ the permit is to own, and therefore must be presented to purchase. The local police is just for filing you paperwork/getting fingerprinted - the State Police do the background checks. At least that was how it worked about 20 years ago (for long-arms).

If someone gave me a gun, or I buy one, I don’t have to do anything in terms of the local police; we still don’t have gun registration (which would be scary) thanks to the NRA. We have licensed owners, or unlicensed ones that are breaking the law.


40 posted on 01/17/2012 3:03:15 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Lurker
get a piece of crap gun and, if you can, a doobie or two

at first quick read, i saw dobie as in pinscher...

i thought, dang dont waste innocent dogs...

glad i re-read it...heheheh...

41 posted on 01/17/2012 3:28:16 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: marktwain

Upon reading this, I wondered “Who could be THIS stupid? The idea will generate so many false reports and set-ups that it will be an instant joke...”

So I noodle around them thar interwebs, you know, the series of tubes that allows duck poop in Manitoba to show up on my front doorstep in a flash... and I look up this Cory Booker guy.

“Mayor Booker received his B. A. and M. A. from Stanford University, a B. A. in Modern History at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and completed his law degree at Yale University. And he has often been known to say, he got his B.A. from Stanford but thanks to a great city, he received his best education from the people of Newark, New Jersey.”

Ooooookay. A BA from Oxford, Rhodes Scholar and law degree from Yale? This guy has won the Trifecta in Stupid.

I no longer wonder who could come up with an idea this stupid. These sorts of ideas come only from those people educated well beyond their native intelligence... and here, we have a wonderful case in point.

The only other thing I wonder is where one could get a great heaping bag of Lorcins and other “ring of fire” throwdowns to toss into a certain property in the area there before dropping a dime to the donut munchers? Toss in a few Mac-10’s, an Uzi or two, and maybe a few Glocks in the bag to make sure it grabbed enough headlines...


42 posted on 01/17/2012 3:35:24 PM PST by NVDave
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To: marktwain

What is the mayor’s address? How many of his relatives and business associates live in Newark and what are their addresses?


43 posted on 01/17/2012 4:03:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: NVDave

Good citizen reminder; don’t forget to drop a dime with the ATF too.


44 posted on 01/17/2012 4:07:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: marktwain

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


45 posted on 01/17/2012 8:39:48 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: mountn man
If one calls anonymously, how do they know who to give the money to???

Chief Clancy Wiggum to Homer Simpson: "We've had some anonymous complaints about loud music and strip-diddly-ippers."

46 posted on 01/18/2012 10:52:37 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: marktwain

I think the intent is probably to get guns out of the hands of gang-bangers and known felons, but it’s a bad idea. An honest citizen doesn’t need a reward to report illegal activity.


47 posted on 01/28/2012 1:48:49 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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