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Federal Gun Laws Should Mirror NJ's, Council Says

Discussion accompanied by a presentation on guns by Madison police officers.

Madison's governing body on Monday approved a resolution that it will send to federal and state legislators and other municipalities urging federal legislators to adopt federal gun laws that are similar to those in New Jersey, which is considered to have among the strictest gun laws in the U.S.

The "Resolution of the Borough of Madison in Support of Federal Legislation Adopting New Jersey's Strict Gun Laws" was passed unanimously as part of the consent agenda, and discussion on the topic was accompanied by a presentation by Madison police officers about various types of guns.

The resolution says more than 48,000 Americans will be murdered with guns during the next four years and Madison's elected officials are outraged at the statistics and support common sense reform.

New Jersey's gun laws regulating the sale, possession and use of firearms and ammunition are among the strictest gun control laws in the nation, prohibiting the possession of "assault firearms" and magazines that can hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition. Possession of automatic firearms is prohibited without a state license, the resolution says.

The council "urges our Federal legislators to adopt legislation similar to the the statutory framework of laws in effect in the State of New Jersey."

The councils resolves that "the Borough of Madison supports gun control reform legislation at the Federal level to mirror that of the gun restrictions in New Jersey" and "urges swift passage of these laws at the Federal level."

Copies of the resolution will be forwarded to Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, Gov. Chris Christie, State Sen. Richard Codey, Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and to the New Jersey League of Municipalities.

David Arthur January 15, 2013 at 12:58 PM
I wonder how NJ compares to the rest of the country when it comes violence committed by those with guns?
Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson III January 15, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Right in the middle - ranked 25th. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States_by_state
Drew EL Brown January 15, 2013 at 08:52 PM
That's easy. New Jersey is second in the country in violent crimes per 100,000 housholds, 329.30 crimes /100,000 households. Interestingly, it is also the state with the second lowest rate of loaded firearms per household, with 1.2%. With the strict gun control we have, and the huge public safety budget, how is this possible?
Dadzrites January 16, 2013 at 06:27 PM
After reading the new gun proposal laws in NJ wanting to have everyone applying for a gun permit to undergo a psychological evaluation, this is absurd and a violation of fundamentally secured rights. The 1968 U.S. Gun Control Act, which is the seminal act on gun control, was lifted word-for-word verbatim from the 1938 Nazi Weapons Act. A written copy of the Nazi law was brought to the U.S. by former U.S. Senator Thomas Dodd (D-CT), father of Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), after he participated at the Nuremburg Trials in 1946. Why would anyone bring a Nazi law to be used in this country other than to be a treasonous traitor. A detailed analysis of how this happened can be found on the website of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (jfpo.org), entitled "Gun Control: Gateway to Tyranny". Any federal or state politician or public official looking to continue to propose, pass, administer, or enforce existing and/or new gun control laws is committing felony Official Misconduct, because they took a constitutional Oath of Office to uphold, support and defend the U.S. Constitution. By supporting Nazi laws used in U.S. laws, politicians and public officials are committing Treason & Sedition. If Obama and the Democrats (federal and state) continue to push this gun-control agenda, they will pay for it with their careers and if found guilty of Treason and Sedition, they could be executed for it. Bruce Eden, Member Jews for Preservation of Firearms Ownership Wayne, NJ
Dadzrites January 16, 2013 at 06:55 PM
The 1968 U.S. Gun Control Act was lifted word-for-word verbatim from the 1938 Nazi Weapons Law. For a detailed analysis of the laws laid side-by-side, read "Gun Control: Gateway to Tyranny" which can be found on the website of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (jfpo.org). All gun control laws in this country, on the basis of following the Nazi law, are unconstitutional.
Seriously dude January 18, 2013 at 02:55 AM
Bruce, Calm down bro. At least you're not in Saudia Arabia.

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