Good news? Is public outcry working? H/T Bearing Arms
Good news? Is public outcry working? H/T Bearing Arms
This video will infuriate you, and it should. This young mother is a victim of the Statism and anti-gun paranoia that the State of New Jersey’s legislature has enacted. This paranoia does not punish criminals, it creates them, punishing honest, law-abiding Americans into criminals if they dare enter the People’s Republic of New Jersey H/T Bearing Arms
Since Governor Chris Christie wants to be president, and since he recently vetoed an arbitrary ban of “high-capacity” magazines, I must ask where he is on this case?
A candidate for Mayor of a small New Jersey town was caught on tape allegedly spewing a racist rant in which she said she didn’t want her village to become a “fucking nigger town.”
Marie Strumolo Burke, who is running for mayor in Belleville, N.J. as a Democrat, was reportedly heard making the vitriolic comments on a voicemail from 2013, according to NJ.com.
In the voicemail, left by the former chairman of Belleville’s planning board, Sam Papa, on the phone of Councilman Kevin Kennedy, a voice thought to be Burke’s can be heard in the background screaming the angry racist comment.
“This is terrible. This is terrible. This is gonna be a fucking nigger town,” Burke is allegedly heard yelling in the background, as Papa is heard discussing tax changes.
A forensics lab based in Michigan confirmed the voice on the tape was Burke’s, according to NJ.com.
Burke, who is currently a councilwoman for the Newark suburb of about 36,000, didn’t immediately respond to a request by the Daily News to comment on the situation, but she has reportedly denied the voice on the tape is hers.
Burke is running against incumbent Mayor Raymond Kimble in the June election. Kimble told NJ.com he was “disturbed” by the alleged comments.
Earlier this week, Belleville council members voted to request a censure from the Democratic National Committee of Strumolo Burke due to the purported comments.
A New Jersey man warned a State Assembly committee last week that he and other gun owners in the state “will not comply” with a proposed gun control bill to further limit magazine capacity.
During the March 13 hearing, Anthony P. Colandro told lawmakers that the proposed bill would turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals overnight. Colandro is the CEO of Gun for Hire, a firearm training center in New Jersey, and expressed concern regarding what the law could do to his business.
“I own, personally, approximately $30,000 of guns, contrary to what Cease Fire New Jersey Says, that they do not make 10-round magazines for,” he explained. “I also have in my possession at my range over $20,000 of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.”
He then asked the chairman of the committee who exactly would be compensating him if the items suddenly become illegal.
“Have you guys seen what is happening in Connecticut right now?” he continued. “One million gun owners in New Jersey are also gonna say, like our brothers and sisters in the north, that we will not comply. And I can tell you here and now, I will not comply.”
The bill currently under consideration, known as A2006, bans all magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The proposed law exempts firearms with .22 caliber tubular magazines.
After more than three hours of testimony last Thursday, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee voted 5-3 to advance the bill. The bill then cleared Democratic-controlled Assembly on Thursday with a 46-31 margin. A version of the proposed law has been introduced in the state Senate but has yet to come up in a committee for a vote.
As TheBlaze reported last week, Shyanne Roberts, a 9-year-old competitive shooter, also appeared before the New Jersey Law and Public Safety Committee last week speak against the proposed law.
“I have worked and trained very hard to get to the level I am at and if A2006 becomes law, I will be forced to choose between giving up on a very great and promising future in a sport that I love or asking my dad to move to another state,” she said. “I will not be giving up my sport.”
It should be noted that Fulop is a member of Nanny Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, so this story I found at Bearing arms is no surprise
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is putting the lives of his officers at risk by telling manufacturers they must comply with authoritarian “social responsibility questions” to bid on city firearms and ammunition contracts.
New Jersey’s second-largest city is adopting a novel approach to gun control by requiring weapons-makers bidding on municipal contracts to answer questions about their positions on gun safety issues.
Jersey City, a city of 250,000 across the Hudson River from Manhattan, is believed to be the first U.S. municipality to incorporate social responsibility questions into public contract bids. Mayor Steven Fulop says he wants municipalities to use their purchasing power to influence America’s gun-safety conversation.
The bid specification going out Wednesday — for roughly $200,000 worth of guns and $150,000 in ammunition — includes six questions measuring vendors’ gun safety record. One asks whether the manufacturer would commit to preventing its weapons from appearing in violent video games. Another asks what the company does to combat illegal gun trafficking.
“I think we can reshape the dialogue based on how we award contracts,” Fulop told The Associated Press. “We can’t do it ourselves. The hope is that will be replicated in other urban areas, and that we can get them to lead where Washington couldn’t.”
Here are the “socially responsible questions” from Fulop, a member of Michael Bloomberg’s citizen control group, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns.”
- What do you do to combat illegal gun trafficking and illegal gun crime?
- Do you manufacturer and sell assault weapons for civilian use?
- Do you agree not to sell certain models of firearms for civilian use?
- Are you requiring your dealers to conduct background checks?
- Do you fund research related to gun violence and smart gun technology?
- Will you commit to prohibiting your brand name from being used in violent video games?
Social Responsibility huh? That is what these questions are supposed to be about? Let us look at these questions
What do you do to combat illegal gun trafficking and illegal gun crime?
Illegal gun crime? As opposed to what, legal gun crimes? What an inane question.
Do you manufacturer and sell assault weapons for civilian use?
Assault weapons? What exactly are those? What clueless Statists like Fulop call assault weapons are really just rifles, so this is a meaningless question. Many gun makers do make weapons for the military, but those are not sold to civilians, and Fulop should know that.
Do you agree not to sell certain models of firearms for civilian use?
Read my statement above.
Are you requiring your dealers to conduct background checks?
Actually federal law requires background checks, it is not anything gun makers have a say in. I have bought two guns this year, both times I had to pass a background check.
As Bob Owens points out, what gun maker is going to even bother selling to Jersey City as long as this buffoon is mayor?
It would be market suicide for FNH USA, Glock, Heckler & Koch, Ruger ,Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, or any other manufacturer to pander to Fulop’s citizen control questionnaire to sell a few hundred guns. Does any manufacturer want to take that sort of risk in a day and age where Second Amendment supporters are networked via the Internet, and in a much less forgiving mood?
Because their main job appears to be giving your kids the education the billions of dollars we throw at the Abbott districts doesn’t give them.
Essex County College President Gale Gibson is known to march from office to office with a poster-sized board under her arm.
With crushed corners and tears, the well-worn board makes one thing clear: ECC ranks at the bottom of New Jersey’s 19 county colleges as far as graduation and retention rates.
Gibson — who was appointed interim college president in April and confirmed as president Oct. 15 by the board of trustees — has made boosting ECC’s rank her top mission and has laid out an ambitious five-year plan.
“There’s no place for Essex County College to go but up,” Gibson said in an interview. “I see the college in a better place in five years and if it isn’t I shouldn’t be sitting in this chair. It cannot remain where it is right now.”
The numbers on the ranking chart paint a stark picture: 5 percent of full-time ECC students who began in fall 2007 graduate within three years and just 46 percent of students who began in fall 2009 returned in fall 2010.
But inching up the rankings means overcoming major academic challenges — especially at a college where an alarming number of students arrive unprepared for college level work from Newark, East Orange, Irvington and nearby towns. About 90 percent of students take at least one remedial course and 80 percent of students enroll in at least two.
Newark receives more than $672 million of our tax dollars in education funding. East Orange garners $170 million, and Irvington gets $106 million. Add in $63 million for the City of Orange and that’s more than a billion dollars a year to subsidize a public school system which graduates a crop of students who are utterly unprepared for the rigors of community college.