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    NJ township passes gun ordinance

    How deranged do you have to be in order to "do something" about guns?
    Here is one townships answer.

    https://www.mycentraljersey.com/stor...ved/704473002/

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    Considered by township officials to be the first of its kind in the state, the ordinance, which bans the retail sale of guns and ammunition within 1,000 feet of schools, day care sites, college campuses, medical facilities, bars, parks, places of worship and similar sites, was unanimously approved at Thursday night's council meeting.

    The ordinance is expected to take effect next month. No businesses in the township currently sell firearms or ammunition, officials said. (Emphasis added.)

    So make a law to ban something that doesn't exist in your town to begin with just to open yourself up to a possible legal challenge as unconstitutional? Makes sense to me.

    New Jersey has gone off the rails. They just passed 6 new restrictive gun laws and it didn't stop a couple of people from shooting up an art festival. Their answer? Well, the feds have to do something.
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    Definitely not the first town in the U.S. My town enacted such an ordinance at least five years ago.

    It's just posturing. There are gun shops in at least three adjoining towns -- one of them can't be more than 150 feet from the town line.
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    Seems so useless to me. It can't possibly solve anything.

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    Of course it can't solve anything. I think it's mostly posturing. There are possibly a few legislators who vote for such laws because they actually believe it will make a difference, but a lot more do it to "send a message": or "because we have to do something."

    There was a video clip on Youtube awhile back. It's probably still there, but I can't find it. It was a recording of a session of some municipality's governing board -- city council, board of alderman, whatever they called themselves. The discussion was an anti-gun ordinance. Someone pointed out that the state in question had firearms preemption, which meant that the proposed ordinance could not be enforced even if it was adopted. And one of the councilmen/aldermen/whatevers made an impassioned speech to the effect that he didn't care if the law could be enforced or not, he was going to vote for it anyway because [get ready, it's coming] "we have to so something."

    These people are out there, they breed, they vote -- and they are visually indistinguishable from people who have normal, functioning brains.
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    I have to agree about the functioning brain. Or lack thereof. I watched a video of interviews of the kids during one of those "die-ins". It is hard to watch the level of imbecility running rampant through these kids. They don't have the first about what they are talking about but it sure doesn't stop them.

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    There was a shop for pilots and aviation equipment in a town I was studying in, half a lifetime ago. Among their 'novelty/gift' items was a big, red PANIC button, to be fitted on the right (passenger) side of the dashboard. It was just a stick-on button, red with white 'PANIC' lettering, and a strong return spring under it -- not actually doing anything or connected to anything. It did indeed seem funny at the time, if you were in the right frame of mind...

    It's a shame that people in positions of responsibility today vote and generally behave as if such buttons were to be taken seriously. AND are prepared to argue that pressing said button (or vote for an in-enactable ordnance, which amounts to the same thing) is a stance they need to take. AND people buy it.
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    This ordinance passed in Piscataway, NJ (Middlesex County) was the brain child of a township councilman who is also a lawyer and it is based on a ruling in California, believe Alameda County where it withstood the legal challenge. Piscataway town council is all democrats. Sadly Plainfield, Nj isn't that far from Piscataway which it borders and same fro New brunswick both towns with crime, drug and gang probelms. This is nothing more than banning a particular business, even Bonnie Watson-Coleman, Congressional rep and FrankPallone also a congressional rep for NJ were both in attendance at this ceremony. Both of them are staunch anti gun politicians. The Piscatway Councilman that proposed this ordianance was Steven Cahn.
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