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?