Holy cow, am I hating the People's Republic Of New Jersey (Thank you, Brad) more and more every day...
State Assemblyman Joseph Cryan, pictured in this file photo, wants to tighten New Jersey's already strict gun laws. He wants to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines in New Jersey to five rounds, from 15.Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger
TRENTON — In the wake of the massacre of 20 Connecticut schoolchildren, New Jersey lawmakers are proposing legislation to toughen gun control as well as to ban the state from holding stock in companies that manufacture or sell assault weapons.
Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union) said today he plans to introduce a bill tighten New Jersey’s gun laws, already among the strictest in the country, with a "gun safety campaign."
Outlining the first part of the plan, Cryan said the measure would limit the capacity of ammunition magazines from the current maximum of 15 to five.
"The Newtown (Conn.) shooter fired multiple magazines, each one with thirty bullets," Cryan said. "It took him all of 10 minutes to murder 20 children and six adults. The time it took to render them lifeless is as disturbing as the death toll.
He added: "What makes these high-capacity magazines so deadly is the number of rounds that can be fired in a short span. The staff at the school, the children, God rest their souls, had no chance against the amount of ammunition that the shooter armed himself with."
In the state Senate, Richard Codey (D-Essex) said last week that he planned to introduce a bill requiring the state to divest pension funds invested in any company that sells or manufactures assault rifles. It would also ban any future investments in them.
"The only people who need these assault weapons are drug dealers, mass murderers and cop killers," Codey said. "I have no problem with people who want to have a gun to hunt, use it at a fire range and collect."
Codey said that as far as he knows, the state does not currently invest in gun manufacturers, although he isn’t sure if the state holds stock in any companies that sell assault weapons.
Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, has called for a "national conversation" about gun control and violence in the media, but has not said if he supports tightening New Jersey’s gun laws even further.
Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the governor, said that "assuming actual introduction and passage, the bills would be reviewed and considered by the Governor’s Office."
You mean to tell me that we are actually entertaining this shit, Governor? How about instead, we get someone who knows a little about what they are talking about when it comes to firearms to chime in a bit?
Perhaps we need to look at some statistics again? Could it be that the president's home city of Chicago is riddled with DAILY gun crime and also happens to have some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States?
Go back and read the article again--this time without gagging--and tell me that he ACTUALLY SAID THE FOLLOWING:
"The only people who need these assault weapons are drug dealers, mass murderers and cop killers."
Holy Shite! And tighter gun laws--a five round magazine capacity--is going to change that?
My inability to by an AR-15 will stop drug deals, mass murder and the killing of cops?
Where the hell did my country go? Where is the backbone? All I see is a bunch of knee-jerk reactions to tragedy that could have been prevented IF MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED WERE ARMED IN THE FIRST PLACE.
I need to go lay down... no. Actually, I need to go buy a gun. Right now.
This Jew Shoots Guns... and is looking to move to a state with sanity.