Skip to comments.New NJ gun laws donít make us safer
Posted on 06/14/2018 10:55:34 AM PDT by richardb72
The gun control bills that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed this week wont save lives. If anything, it will lead to more crime and death. The laws aim to keep firearms out of the wrong hands, expand background checks, and reduce magazine size. But at best, the new laws will harass otherwise law-abiding New Jerseyans and make it difficult for the poor to defend themselves.
Take the so-called Red Flag law. This law will allow the government to take away peoples guns without even a hearing before a judge -- something that most states currently require. When people really pose a clear danger to themselves or others, confine them to a mental health facility. Denying them the right to buy a gun legally isnt an effective response. People can get guns in other ways, and just about as easily as they can buy illegal drugs. If someone is really a danger, why only take away his guns? Why not also confiscate other potential weapons, such as vehicles?
Another similar law will allow marriage counselors, social workers, and nurses to have peoples guns taken away. These individuals dont have to be mental health experts, and there is no penalty for fabricating allegations.
The confiscated guns can be sold off without compensating the original owner. What is the justification for that?
All gun sales or transfers in New Jersey already require background checks, but the new universal background checks will result in a second required background check. In New Jersey, you need a separate permit for each handgun you purchase, in addition to a background check. For long guns, you also need to have a license, though you dont need a separate license for each purchase.
After Murphy signs this latest bill, you will need not only the background check for....
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Cutting through the BS, at bottom the goal is to disarm the white man and everyone else is left alone, not the least of which are the criminals and gangs.
The only question is whether or not the NJ legislature and Governor knows this (likely), or they are only fooling themselves (very unlikely).
They were not made to make you safer. They were made to make violent criminals safer, and you get shot.
The objective has nothing to do with safety, particularly the safety of the law abiding public. These laws are intended to expand the power and reach of government (as long as the government is dominated by Democrats/Progressives. These laws, along with voter laws, immigration policies, taxation methods, education, etc. are all designed to ensure that the will of the people will be marginalized.
New Jersey is a perfect example of how government can become of and for a select group of corrupt power brokers.
In response to an article about gun crime in our local Gannett newsrag last month, I submitted this opinion letter, and surprise, surprise...they published it!
>Here we go again! Criminals and governments have always preferred unarmed victims, and New Jersey leadership seems bound and determined to keep it so. The leading New Jersey gun crime by far is the mere possession of a firearm without begging and receiving permission from the almighty state. It is nearly impossible for the unconnected to obtain a carry permit. Each of these requirements is a clear infringement upon the rights recognized in our second amendment. Perhaps we should apply the same restrictions to the first amendment, and listen to the progressive media whine! (Recognize sarcasm?)
Add to that laws that render armed self-defense a criminal act, even for the permitted. Though seldom reported by the hoplophobe national media, defensive uses of firearms without a shot being fired happen thousands of times a year. But here in Jersey if you are confronted by thugs and frighten them off by displaying your weapon you are subject to prosecution for the crime of brandishing.
Since criminals by definition do not obey laws, what makes our glorious leaders believe that more gun laws will make a bit of difference, except to ensure the safety of criminals as they ply their trade? I for one would prefer that the criminals be afraid, not knowing which of their intended victims is likely to fight back. For the record, I will, armed or not.
Q and A:
Q: How many of the recent mass shooters were NRA members?
Just applying will put you on a “watch” list, too.
These laws were never about making us safer.
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