Yet More in Store for NJ: Corzine and Booker call for more gun safety laws

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    Yet More in Store for NJ: Corzine and Booker call for more gun safety laws

    Corzine and Booker call for more gun safety laws | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.

    Newark Mayor supports Governor's work to increase penalties
    At a re-election campaign stop in Newark Friday, Gov. Jon Corzine joined with a group of New Jersey mayors to stress what they see as a need for a comprehensive package of stricter gun control laws.

    The Corzine campaign also charged that Republican challenger Chris Christie opposed additional gun control legislation.

    "New Jersey has been a national leader in taking precautions to protect our children and keep our communities safe by keeping guns off our streets," Corzine said. "Stricter gun control measures will further the significant strides we have made to reduce violent crime in our state. Unfortunately, Christie is more concerned with partisan rhetoric and bowing to the special interests in the Republican Party than he is with keeping our streets safe."

    Christie has maintained that New Jersey gun laws are "great" and has said, "We don't have a lack of laws on the books; we have a lack of will among the political folks in the city to enforce all the laws on the books . . . what we need is stricter enforcement of the laws we already have."

    The Corzine campaign charged that while he was U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, Christie's office's average rank for weapon prosecution per capita from 2002-2008 was 80th out of 93 U.S. attorneys.

    Christie's campaign recently said that he had prosecuted "over 1,000 gun cases" as U.S. Attorney. The Corzine campaign claims Christie prosecuted under 800 from 2002-2008.

    "The measures called for today can have a profound impact on the safety of Newark, NJ and the law enforcement officers who do the dangerous work of protecting our communities," said Newark Mayor Cory Booker. "I am so grateful that Governor Jon Corzine is working to increase penalties for the illegal trafficking of firearms. These illegal traffickers, and the straw purchasers who aide them, fuel an inordinate amount of the violence in New Jersey. Increasing the consequences they face for selling dangerous firearms and ammunitions will make a difference. Further, increasing penalties for the murder of a police officer and improving the ability for police officers to track weapons used in crimes will empower our state to achieve greater safety and strength."

    Among the measures called for Friday include increased penalties for illegal trafficking of firearms, including straw purchases as well as an upgrade in penalties for the illegal sale of an assault rifle, machine gun, sawed-off shotgun, silencer or cop killer bullets. The initiatives would amend firearms laws to specifically address and punish straw purchases of firearms and stiffen penalties for anyone transporting multiple illegal handguns into the state for transfer.

    Additional measures include life Imprisonment for the attempted murder of a police officer; a ban on 50 caliber firearms in New Jersey; Mandated micro-stamping technology for new semi-automatic handguns and a call for the federal government to enact a new assault weapons ban, close the gun show loophole, and lift the restrictions on law enforcement's ability to trace crime guns.
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    <Sarcasm on>

    And still I wonder why after I enlisted in the Army I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER return to the Socialist State of New Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    "New Jersey has been a national leader in taking precautions to protect our children and keep our communities safe by keeping guns off our streets," Corzine said.
    How well is that working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWRedDragon View Post
    How well is that working out for you?
    Exactly,even when confronted with facts their position is more laws will help,that's all we need is more laws,one law would work better,how about any person of legal age and moral character can carry any firearm they choose to protect themselves
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    Explain to me how taking weapons away from victims, makes less victims?
    Then explain how you get criminals to follow those new laws you want?
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Explain to me how taking weapons away from victims, makes less victims?
    Then explain how you get criminals to follow those new laws you want?
    If our politicians / leaders and the media are telling us that these stricter laws will make us safer then it must be true. After all, they would not lie or mis-represent any facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Explain to me how taking weapons away from victims, makes less victims?
    Then explain how you get criminals to follow those new laws you want?
    That's it in a nutshell.

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    Cool

    Doesn't look like Corzine will be in there for another term though. All polls showing Christie with a strong lead.


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    I wish the good people of new jersey could all move out of state. this would leave corzine, his mayoral subjects, the remaining gun-grabbing legislators, and all the violent criminals he is helping to enjoy all of their new laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    Doesn't look like Corzine will be in there for another term though. All polls showing Christie with a strong lead.


    I hope the polls are correct, but I don't trust them. I've overheard too many conversations where people have said they will vote for him again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmilchman View Post
    I hope the polls are correct, but I don't trust them. I've overheard too many conversations where people have said they will vote for him again.
    Just remember that even though Corzine may be done, they may try to do a Frank Lautenburg and find some other well-known retired Democrat to replace Corzine at the last minute, even if it violates the state's election rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by press1280 View Post
    Just remember that even though Corzine may be done, they may try to do a Frank Lautenburg and find some other well-known retired Democrat to replace Corzine at the last minute, even if it violates the state's election rules.
    Maybe they'll wise up and say enough of the tax increases the dems have been pushing off on them year after year. Bout time for a Repub...maybe.

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    Those two are flailing around for some issue to run on. Booker is the mayor of Newark, the heroin capital of the US. The situation there is getting worse, not better. Corzine was elected because he billed himself as a financial hotshot who could untangle the state's financial morass. His "solution" turned out to be tax and spend and the state is now circling he drain as he sinks ever deeper into the failure that is his administration. The sad part is that the gun issue is likely to work. The majority of the people here in New Jersey are weak willed ninnies who prefer to have the government run their lives for them. They think it makes them safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    "New Jersey has been a national leader in taking precautions to protect our children and keep our communities safe by keeping guns off our streets," Corzine said. "Stricter gun control measures will further the significant strides we have made to reduce violent crime in our state. Unfortunately, Christie is more concerned with partisan rhetoric and bowing to the special interests in the Republican Party than he is with keeping our streets safe."
    Things are real safe in Newark.

    Christie is on the right track but it's way too late for NJ to turn into a majority pro-gun state. Gun and gang task forces are the new trend in NJ LE and are making progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickySantoro View Post
    Booker is the mayor of Newark, the heroin capital of the US. The situation there is getting worse, not better.
    From the article:
    "One of the first things we wanted to know when the 14-year-old was murdered was where was our curfew enforcement?" Booker said

    Granted a 14 year old should be out at that time but isn't that the parents job? These animals are killing people and he is going to pretend curfew enforcement is the answer? What a Bozo

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