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stewart resmer July 22, 2014 at 09:16 AM
Jack-o ya cant ask some one else to be honest if you cant be honest yourself, if even for theRead Moreminut e it took you to dream up your response above. In the very 1st place? Honestly? Neither McGreevey nor Corzine are in office any longer. Honest, no really, honest! The NJ Dems have indeed put gun violence issues forward, otherwise the governor would have had no measure to veto to begin with, honest. Take for instance the veto on the Barrett 50 Cal sniper rifle? This governor signaled that he would sign such legislation and so the senate went to work on that and then what happened? The gov vetoed that one? Just in time for the New Hampshire money raising swing for the RGA. What a coinky dink? This is your concept of honest governance? Honest? Set aside what ever rationale the governor had for the act, what does one do with a rifle that the Geneva conventions clearly forbids using on a human being during war time? Who then or what does one go out and use a 50 caliber weapon on or for? Yes Jack-honesty is a virtue, be virtuous, in your own defense of the absurdity of your quarrel here. When it came to limiting the number of bullets any one might legally have in a magazine of a firearm, remeber that time and again we read of how mass murderers of men women and children have been found to have been carrying hundreds of rounds in unusually high capacity magazines that even the militarys of the world do not utilize, why them should some one reasonably need such magazines if not for the sole purpose of killing as many victims as fast as they can, then throw an overheated weapon down and grab up another to do it all over again.
Wayne's World July 22, 2014 at 04:37 PM
Incredibly, I happen to agree with Stew. Well, his original post anyway. There's a first time for Read Moreeverything! We missed ya, old fella! Despite the fact that I like Christie overall, Stew has correctly identified his tragic (unnecessary) character flaw which serves as the governor's achilles heel. I wish the position of governor could go back to being more of a CEO and less of this partisan nonsense. Clearly, Christie is posturing without conviction on this issue and the lack of genuineness is particularly glaring for someone whose hallmark is to be genuine. We all know it's pandering for the national stage. Jersey's gun issue stems from VA anyway. All the tough laws in the world here make no difference when the criminals simply drive to VA and get them by the suitcase. Thank God for profiling where many of these gun runners are caught in routine traffic stops, but the entire Northeast region's gun problem is directly traceable to VA's lax and almost criminally easy gun purchase laws. More importantly, a major financial firm has neatly described much of what ails NJ, and the fiscal problem is getting worse by the day. It's all stuff that should be obvious to anyone with a pulse, but it's neatly encapsulated in a short piece with input of some of the state's most experienced people in a variety of areas. JackQ, I am sure you'll find it interesting reading. Taxpayers are fleeing the state by the thousands, and revenues go down while need goes up. Something has to give. I predict NJ will be a wasteland where productive and reasonably wealthy people used to live. In 20 years more places will be like Trenton, Newark and Paterson and less like Wayne. http://regentatlantic.prod.bridgelinedigital.net/File%20Library/Tax%20paper/Exodus-on-the-Parkway-2-25-14-FINAL-VERSION.pdf
Jack Q July 23, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Wayne, the same thing is true in NYC. People are fleeing NYC and NJ because of taxes. Read MoreUnfortunatel y, the problem is a spending one, not a revenue one that our politicians would want us to believe. As far as guns go, while the governor had an opportunity, the proven fact is that a city or or state can have the toughest gun laws, but that just keeps honest people from having guns. Are there legal guns that should be banned. Absolutely. But unless there is uniform legislation, or federal legislation, the bad guys will go and get them from somewhere else. The perfect example of this is Chicago. Toughest gun laws in the country yet they have the highest murder rate by gun in the country. How can that be? Because only law abiding citizens follow the laws. If laws are passed and the justice system cannot or will not enforce them, what do we have?
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