Posted January 15, 2019 11:00 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

New Jersey is one of the most anti-gun states in the nation. Its laws are extensive and foreboding, and it vigorously enforces those laws as best as it can, including prosecuting people who are just driving through despite federal law.

And yet, those laws are doing little to nothing to curb gun violence in the state. Shocking, I know.

Now, a group of activists is demanding federal laws change because of a local problem.

In the wake of a pair of shootings that left four people injured, a group of activists met on the City Hall steps Monday to demand … well, a lot of things.

An end to gang violence in Jersey City. The passage of “common sense” gun control legislation in the U.S. Congress. An increase in funding for education. More attention on the violence that has plagued the south side of the city. Less attention on the criminal histories of some of the victims.

The broad list of potential solutions to Jersey City’s violence problem came three days after a shooting at the Newport mall left panicked shoppers hiding inside stores, and five days after a daytime shooting on Grant Avenue led to …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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