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Join Us to Tell Your Congressman to Support Gun Control - Friday, February 22 at 2:00

STOP THE GUN VIOLENCE NOW!

STOP GUN VIOLENCE NOW!  Those four simple words need to be amplified in deafening proportions into the ears of most of our Republican congressmen (yes….men because we have no women in our congressional delegation in New Jersey).  Organizing for Action is a brand new, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the ordinary citizen in this country by supporting issues important to them.  It is completely issue driven.  I am one of the leaders of that organization and would like to let you know that gun violence is one of the first issues to be addressed.  Almost every person has a story to tell about gun violence; whether it has touched their lives personally or touched the lives of people they know.  The NRA has such a hold on Congress and we need to break that hold.  We can no longer allow the NRA to dictate the rules surrounding guns or the interpretation of the Second Amendment.  There are so many issues about gun control which are important, like banning assault weapons and multiple bullet magazine clips, mental illness issues, violent video games…..but the issue we are first addressing is to adopt a bill requiring universal background checks on all people buying a gun or receiving a gun as a gift.  We are sponsoring a Day of Action on Friday, February 22………and Ocean County has two events scheduled for this date.  One is a visit to our 3rd District congressman, Jon Runyan and the other is a visit to our 4th District congressman, Chris Smith.  We want to go there and tell our personal stories, find out their position on gun control, let them know that they need to “….do the right thing” in supporting gun control bills and register and leave our names with their aides so the congressmen have a written record of our visit.  Both of these visits are at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22…and here are their addresses and phone numbers:

Jon Runyan-3rd Congressional District
600 Mule Road, Unit 6

Toms River, NJ 08757

Phone: (732) 279-6013

 

Chris Smith-4th Congressional District

108 Lacey Road
Suite 38 A
Whiting Shopping Center
Whiting NJ 08759
Phone:  (732) 350-2300

 

We really need a good physical response to this Day of Action.  We must let our neighbors know that there is a real movement to change our gun laws protect our citizens, especially our children.

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John B Taxpayer February 23, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Eric you obviously never served this country in the Military.... We give you the 1st amendment to say whatever you want. My 1st amendment allows me to call you a Moron. Never argue with a moron they will drag you down to their level and beat you with stupidity. But feel free to voice your opinion it matters none to me, I have no respect for it anyhow.
duck February 24, 2013 at 02:19 AM
John B Taxpayer, Keep up the good work, gun laws work as well as prohibition on Alcohol worked. The gun laws already on the books are enough.
John B Taxpayer February 24, 2013 at 09:40 AM
Sheeple we are the Laughing stock in this country that we are not allows to carry our guns except from Home to Range and back with NO stopping for gas cigs pick up your kid NO stopping!!!! I am licensed to conceal carry in 38 states I have taking truing courses yet this state want us to be defenseless! Why? Police have no obligation to save you life. Their gun is to save THEIR Life! Is your life worth less than theirs? Mine isn't! Politicians all have armed security, is their life worth more than yours? That one's an easy answer see "the Stupid" listed above! This is the only state that doesn't allow former Police to carry their weapon upon retirement: Age 40-50 not 80. This is OUR RIGHT THEY"VE TAKEN TOO MUCH ALREADY! NO MORE, Marianne Clemente and Eric Kipnes! Molon Labe look it up....
Eric Thomas February 26, 2013 at 01:56 PM
The NRA does not have a stranglehold on congress. The NRA is a lobbying group paid by its members to support their perspectives. Guns never have and never will kill human beings unless another human being pulls the trigger. Be it a handgun or other weapon, minus the shooter the weapon remains inanimate. I served in the military. And I killed three who were the declared enemy. I got no special "rush." I did my duty as I swore to do. Killing is not sport. It is quite horrible. If I could push a button to eradicate it, I would - but such a button does not exist. My sole concern here is the threat to constitutional liberties. Why do we have assault weapons? Well, why do we have cars that go over 100 mph when the highest speed limit in the country is 80? Do not cars kill? Yes, but it takes a motorist to make it happen. Swift, mandatory and incredibly harsh punishment is part of the answer to the violence in our country. Enforce the laws already on the books and stop capitalizing on emotions in the wake of tragedy.
John B Taxpayer February 27, 2013 at 06:59 AM
For the NJ Legislature that is too easy. How can they become famous and advance their political careers and power. Make garbage laws and grandstand "Look what I've done to protect you!" The answer Joe Cryan and the likes is you do nothing! Gangs still carry illegal guns and fire them indiscriminately. Mental Health patients still need help and have nowhere to turn. But they made you safe from the civil war enactor who's musket exceed the genius laws these Buffoons come up with. In fact there wasn't any thought put into any of this. It was hurry and grab the headlines.

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