By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
You won’t hear wall-to-wall coverage about it on the nightly news, Save Jerseyans, and it wasn’t as dramatic as other recent televised protests, but a group of about two-dozen New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) members loaded up with their signs and demonstrated in front of Senate President Steve Sweeney‘s West Deptford home on Sunday afternoon:
— Rob Lopez (@baseman2001) June 7, 2015
I’m told Senator Sweeney eventually showed up on his front porch (as did the local police) but no incidents were reported. No word if he invited anyone in for dinner.
Their beef with Sweeney precedes the stomach-churning death of South Jersey’s Carol Bowne last week (allegedly butchered by her ex-boyfriend, a felon who subsequently committed suicide), but the protesters believe the top Trenton Dem is singularly to blame for supporting/protecting policies that made it impossible for Bowne, and other victims of domestic violence, to defend themselves.
“We will no longer allow ourselves to be victims because Senator Sweeney believes he knows what is best, meanwhile innocent women like Carol Bowne are murdered by their violent convicted felon ex-boyfriend who she had a restraining order against,” said NJ2AS leader Alexander P. Roubian via the description section of the protest’s Facebook event page.
And they’re not done. Later this month (June 27), #2A supporters were already planning a recall rally in Gloucester County.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this post incorrectly spelled the victim’s surname as “Browne” instead of Bowne. We apologize for the error.