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Facebook Stops Cape May County Young Republicans from Promoting Shooting Event

BEd Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog

Author’s Note: I am a member of the Cape May County Young Republicans, helping to organize ATF Day, and have organized ATF Days for other organizations in the past.

Vintage Cape May County MapWhat the hell, Save Jerseyans?

In order to promote its 2nd Annual ATF Day (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms), Cape May County Young Republican President Tom Rotondi paid to “boost” a Facebook post the group made asking prospective attendees to save the date for the event.

According to Rotondi, Facebook predicted that between 5,000-9,000 “boosts” would occur, i.e. appear in 5,000-9,000 news feeds. The post reads “Save the Date CMC Young Republicans 2nd Annual ATF day is coming!” and includes a link to the email blast that CMCYRs sent out to its membership.

Supposed to is the operative phrase…


I’m Tired of Writing This Post

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Fort Hood

Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas

Yesterday’s heart-wrenching newsout of Fort Hood is distressingly familiar, Save Jerseyans: another mentally-ill shooter taking advantage of a “gun free zone” resulting in innocent lives lost.

The worst part? Besides thinking of the families and what they’re going through?

We could write the script for what happened yesterday, by memory, without even knowing any of the facts. It’s going to keep happening until the anti-gun crazies in government extract their heads from their own hindquarters…


Drowning in Irony Over This One

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

newarkHave you heard about State Sen. Leland Yee, (D-CA) yet, Save Jerseyans? The West Coast legislator who allegedly acted as a middle man for gun smugglers running weapons through… Newark?

The details via LA Times:

The affidavit says that in August 2013, a prominent California political consultant who had been working to raise money for Yee’s campaigns told a prospective donor — an undercover federal agent — that Yee “had a contact who deals in arms trafficking.”


“Text” of Bob Andrzejczak’s Speech Against Magazine Restrictions

By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog

Bob Andrzejczak

Bob Andrzejczak

Folks: last week’s roll call of the Assembly vote on restricting magazines to 10 rounds has caused some debate in my neck of the woods on Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak’s (D LD-1) commitment to the Second Amendment.

Andrzejczak voted “No”, not that his vote was a tiebreaker. Some people have argued that the Assemblyman is not a true advocate for the Second Amendment, that he does not stand up to the Democrats who are chipping away at gun rights, that he merely said what Jeff Van Drew told him to say to get backing from the NJ2AS membership last fall, and will only vote in favor of 2A issues if there are enough Dem votes to shoot down the bill. Others have countered that Andrzejczak is a strong 2A advocate, who does speak up on behalf of NJ gun owners, and just found himself in the same situation as many GOP 2A legislators: the numbers simple weren’t on his side.

Well, Save Jerseyans, there’s a very easy way to determine which side is right, the “Bob’s a poser” or the “Bob’s the real deal” factions. Below please find the transcript of every speech Bob Andrzejczak gave in opposing this legislation.


Carroll Rips Apart Magazine Bill

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

While we wait for Steve Sweeney’s Senate to act on the Assembly’s 10-round magazine bill, Save Jerseyans, I think it’s absolutely worthwhile for #2A supporters to do two things:

  1. Contact Governor Christie, and
  2. Circulate the following video of Asm. Michael Patrick Carroll arguing against the legislation’s passage from the Assembly floor last week.

He nails it:

Magazine Ban Assembly Roll Call

 By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog


Everyone keeps asking me how their legislators – specifically, the GOP members – voted during Thursday’s Assembly 10-round ammo magazine restriction floor roll call.

The final roll call was 46 in favor and 31 against, Save Jerseyans. It was a party-line vote with four exceptions… 

For starters, Asm. Christopher J. Brown (R-Burlington) – not the one from Atlantic! a common mistake in state political circles as of late – was the sole Republican YEA vote.


Assembly Passes New Magazine Limit

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

NJ Assembly ChamberThe New Jersey Assembly struck yet another blow against the rule of law today, Save Jerseyans, by passing both A-2006 (a 10-round limit on the capacity of gun magazines) and A-2777 (defines “reasonable deviation” in the context of transporting firearms).

Assemblyman Republican Conference Leader David Rible (R-Monmouth and Ocean) didn’t mince words:

“Passage of the gun magazine ban is a victory for all gun-toting criminals who will continue to ignore our gun laws. At the same time, the legislation approved today only serves to make criminals out of law-abiding gun owners.”

The Senate majority supports new magazine limits; its fate will soon be in Governor Chris Christie’s hands. Click here to contact his office.


CO Recall Expert Targets Sweeney

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Steve Sweeney AdI said last September that Colorado #2A activists’ successful recall of two Democrat legislators – including their own state senate president – could be bad news for New Jersey’s Steve Sweeney. Unfortunately for everyone except Sweeney, the NJ GOP establishment didn’t challenge him at the polls and Garden State grassroots weren’t sufficiently organized.

Could that change with a little experienced help? From BreitBart news…


9-Year-Old #2A Defender Goes Viral

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

The inspiring story of 9-year-old competitive shooter Shyanne Roberts which Save Jersey took viral last week continues to make waves across New Jersey and the fruited planes, Save Jerseyans.

Shyanne and her dad even dropped in on Fox and Friends this Tuesday morning to share her story with a national audience:


9-Year Old Schools Trenton Dems

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

There’s some real hope for our country, Save Jerseyans, however small!

In this case, “small” is the operative word, concerning her physical stature but definitely not her heart (or wit).

Meet Shyanne Roberts, the 9-year old competition shooter from South Jersey who testified before the New Jersey Law and Public Safety Committee on Thursday afternoon in opposition to A2006, the 10-round magazine limit legislation, and who earned a raucous round of applause from the audience for her efforts:

Assembly Committee Advances Magazine Restrictions

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

MinutemanI could rant and rave about it all night, Save Jerseyans, but Assemblyman Republican Conference Leader David Rible (R-Monmouth and Ocean) said it all in his statement following Thursday’s committee party-line passage of A-2006, legislation which limits gun magazine capacity:

“The passage of this legislation does not make the citizens of this state any safer and could actually put people’s lives in danger. In fact, limiting the capacity of gun magazines only serves to curtail the ability of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves, their families and their property…


Magazine Limit “Hearing” at 1PM

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Trenton 2A Rally

The Assembly Law & Public Safety Confiscation committee will convene at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday to pretend like it’s actually considering legislation to limit firearm magazine capacity to 10 rounds, Save Jerseyans, but you and I both know they’ve already decided.

It’s only a “hearing” in the loosest sense of the word; citizens present will be hearing plenty of BS!

We’ve given them the facts; sadly, this latest affront to your fundamental, constitutionally-guaranteed rights is 100% about base politics


LaPierre Rallies Pro-#2A CPAC

Wayne LaPierre at CPAC 2014 On Standing Up for Our #2A Rights

By Synnove Bakke | The Save Jersey Blog

wayne lapierreNRA 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.


The Sandy Hook Parent Sweeney Forgot

By Synnove Bakke | The Save Jersey Blog

Sandy HookIn 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.

Senate President Steve Sweeney even squeezed out a few tears on live TV for extra effect, claiming that he changed his mind and vowed to lower magazine rounds maximum limits after meeting with them.

Did you notice the glaring omission?


PROOF: Magazine Limits Don’t Matter

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Save Jersey bloggers can discuss the futility of gun magazine ammo restrictions until we’re blue in the face, Save Jerseyans, but all of our arguments, stats and examples are two-dimensional. Correct, 100%, but not the same thing as a visual demonstration.

Here you go, Save Jerseyans (and Senator Sweeney)… pay attention:

Sweeney Shifts to Jerry Brown’s Left

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Sweeney TV AdWe know that the New Jersey Democrat Party isn’t a fond of constitutional rights because they’re hard to amend/curtail/squash when political expediency dictates, Save Jerseyans.

What we didn’t realize until fairly recently is that they’re quickly moving to the Left of the nation’s most ardent liberals… including California’s Jerry Brown?

Last week, the two-time Democrat Governor slammed attempts by the town of Oakland’s government to pass additional gun control measures, reminding reporters that
“in terms of crime and guns and violence, we’ve been at this thing for more than 50 years on this very topic, and we’ve passed a tremendous number of laws. There is something else, it’s called administering the laws we have and working together in a community. That is where the greatest yield can be found in terms of making Oakland a safer place.”