NRA chieftain Wayne LaPierre’s Thursday address was the first speech I was able to take in since coming down to CPAC 2014 (Conservative Political Action Committee), Save Jerseyans.
I wasn’t disappointed. LaPierre’s remarks were fantastic and drew a steady stream of applause and cheering from the attendees. As a staunch Second Amendment supporter and a member of NJ2AS fighting the legislature’s gun grab in New Jersey, I was moved by his short but delightfully on-point speech.
In their never-ending quest to trample upon New Jersey residents’ Second Amendment rights, Trenton Democrat yet again brought in the families of Newtown children this week and orchestrated yet another round of blatantly-manipulative photo ops, Save Jerseyans.
It’s not an option to be neutral about any constitutional rights, Save Jerseyans.
We must take a stand especially at this time when our Second Amendment rights are under attack nation-wide. A news flash to gun owners and Second Amendment supporters: if you missed the never-ending but most recent attempts by lawmakers at infringing on our Constitutional rights in NJ, you learn them here at Save Jersey.
Seems to me more and more citizens of New Jersey are waking up. As seen in the now famous concealed carry lawsuit where the NRA and 19 other states are following New Jersey, the nation is watching us. Our concealed carry rights are under fire from some of our own citizens. If we have to prove a “justifiable need” to the satisfaction of local government before we may exercise a Constitutional right, is it still a right? Or did we already lose it?
19 states – Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming — are ganging up on the Garden State to challenge the state’s draconian concealed carry law.
It’s putting us in the unfortunate position of rooting against our own state’s legal position, Save Jerseyans… what other options is there? Our state government continues to embarrass us! Speaking out, loud and proud, is our only recourse.
Not answering social media queries represents the least of our problems. In the recent past, we’ve seen anti-Second Amendment groups and lawmakers shamelessly politicize the Newton shooting and other tragedies involving madmen to push their own agenda. They use dishonesty and emotional blackmail to push their views on us and greedily tug at parent’s heartstrings for political gain. It’s disgusting.
Everyone loves the iconic ‘A Christmas Story’ movie in which the protagonist, a young boy named Ralphie Parker, spends the holiday season scheming to get his hands on a BB gun against the wishes of his mother who, along with other adults real and imagined, continues to insist “you’ll shoot your eye out!” TBS airs a 24-hour marathon every Christmas.
They may be gearing up for a 2017 (or earlier) gubernatorial primary, Save Jerseyans, and they certainly come from very different worlds, but for those of us who care more about the issues than the personality and procedural angles of politics, there’s a negligible difference between Senate President Steve Sweeney and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.
We got a pretty clear reminder of the two Democrat Steves’ ideological homogeneity on Wednesday from the Huffington Post.
Attention all Gun owners and Second Amendment supporters: NJ State Senate President Steve Sweeney is hosting a town hall series where he’s taking questions every Thursday on twitter.
Last Thursday was the first session whereby you can use the hashtag #AskSenPres to communicate with the state’s highest ranking legislator.
The New Jersey Second Amendment society, NJ2AS, lead by President Frank Jack Fiamingo and his members who are very active on social media tweeted Sen. Sweeney over 60 comments. But in true form, Sweeney only took one question from them. The group was discouraged by the blatant disrespect shown towards their questions but I was told the NJ2AS “Twitter Army” will be back Thursday to ask Sweeney more questions about his stance on the Second Amendment in NJ and, specifically, what steps he intends to take in the future.
You could hold out your hat and catch 15 Christie-related political stories over the past week, Save Jerseyans. Some are insightful. Others? Not so much.
Wednesday’s Scott Conroy and Adam O’Neal piece over at RCP is the exception; they do a great job of highlighting some of Governor Chris Christie’s potential vulnerabilities heading into the 2016 primary cycle.
Someone opened up their Christie opposition file in the past two weeks; it was only a matter of time.
For example, this RCP piece touches on the period in Christie’s political tenure that few non-New Jerseyans are familiar with at the moment — the “failed” politician who turned to the U.S. Attorney’s office for a second lease on a public career — and some of the positions that that guy took which could raise conservative eyebrows (and tempers) in key states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
The 1995 state assembly mailer on the right (h/t politicalguide) isn’t included in Conroy and O’Neal’s article but it’s briefly mentioned.
In Chris Christie’s defense, he would tell you that he’s evolved on positions like abortion and gun rights since this mailer was produced 20 years ago (when he was only 30 years old). He recently vetoed many of the state legislature’s worst gun-grab legislation and, in his first term, utterly and completely infuriated the pro-abortion crowd by killing Planned Parenthood funding. The million dollar question is whether angry purists and honest skeptics outnumber more forgiving/moderate voters in the early primary states by this time two years down the road…