Rooney vs. Codey On ‘Gun Restraining Orders’

By STAFF | THE SAVE JERSEY BLOG

chasing nj rooneySecond Amendment Alert, Save Jerseyans:

Our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney took a critical approach state Senator Dick Codey’s proposal for “gun restraining orders” on Monday night’s edition of Chasing NJ. Matt was interviewed back-to-back with Codey, the primary sponsor, and a career opponent of #2A rights in the Garden State.

Check it out below our fold….

My9 New Jersey

Attorney Matt Rooney took a different position. His firm handles divorces and family disputes and he said this could lead to a situation where people end up caught up in the system fighting for the return of weapons that were taken, even though they hadn’t done anything wrong.

“What I think that Senator Cody isn’t saying is that it could actually take months and cost you a lot of money and court time to get your weapons back, and that as long as you own them legally, it is your constitutional right to have,” Rooney stated.

 

5 thoughts on “Rooney vs. Codey On ‘Gun Restraining Orders’

  1. a staggering 80% of gun homicides are gang-related. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), gang homicides accounted for roughly 8,900 of 11,100 gun murders in both 2010 and 2011. That means that there were just 2,200 non gang-related firearm murders in both years in a country of over 300 million people and 250 million guns.

    “80% of gun related homicides are gang related according to the CDC. Why are none of pur politicians taking about cracking down on gangs. Increasing mandatory sentences for gang members using guns?

  2. Stuff and Nonsense, “Currently you have to show a specific threat to get a Restraining Order” Sorry, but speaking as a Retired Cop this is patently FALSE. I have seen RO’s issued by Judges for little or NO actual Cause. We (Police) Are REQUIRED to offer an RO to any “victim”, and if they request one, the SOLE determining factor is the Municipal Judge who presides. I have seen Judges sign without ever bothering to read the document, and in 25 years, less than 10 were Refused by the Judge. People who go Directly to the County Courts have even Less Hoops to Jump through, and RO’s were routinely forwarded to us by the County Courts that were frankly not with the paper they were printed on…but, they had that all-important Judge’s signature. One of, if not the MOST abused aspect of the court system, at least in NJ is the Domestic Violence. ALL IT TAKES is an UNsubstantiated claim, that requires No actual Evidence, and you are A: out of your home, and B: PROHIBITED BY LAW From possessing any firearms…and even if you go to court, the Claim is recanted (Or, you have evidence that it was false) Not only is there NO Penalty for the false accusation, but if your firearms ARE Seized, you will be fighting for MONTHS to get them back from the County Prosecutor’s Office…often in the face of blatant obstruction on the part of the PO Representatives. Make no Mistake if this Statute is allowed it will be worded to read “Law Enforcement Officers SHALL”, removing any discretion on the part of those officers to do anything other than go along, even in the face of what might amount to Blatant Harassment, or face misconduct prosecution.

  3. All New Jersey gun owners are already guilty until proven innocent. You should take Evan Nappen gun class at gun for hire if you really want to get mad and what to move out of NJ.

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