I found out that New Jersey doesn’t allow mere citizens to pump their own gas the hard way. I was on a college tour with my son, driving from Connecticut to D.C. on I-95 when the needle dipped below the 1/4 point somewhere in the Garden State across the river from New York City. When I got out of my car at the nearest filling station and moved toward the gas pump, I heard, “Don’t touch that!” I turned to see a big dude named Paulie or Vinnie or something like that heading my way. He made it abundantly clear, with characteristic east coast charm, that pumping gas was his job and that I should sit my ass back down in my car. What does this have to do with guns? . . .
There’s a movement afoot to end this jobs program, funded on the backs of New Jersey’s car owners via higher gas prices, and let people pump their own petrol.
And in promoting a bill that would allow just that, one Garden State legislator, Declan O’Scanlon had this to say:
…it shouldn’t be a criminal act to do in New Jersey what people are perfectly, safely and …read more
Source:: Truth About Guns