By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Chris Christie elicited some jeers from the talking heads over the weekend for suggesting that America’s “mass shooting” problem is fundamentally a mental health problem and not a gun problem, Save Jerseyans.
Why that’s a controversial pronouncement when each and every one of these murderous rampages occurs (1) in a gun free zone and (2) at the hands of someone everyone already knew was bat shit crazy is explainable only by turning to the recent comments of another famous New Jersey politician…
Let's follow with expanding ban of sales to those convicted of domestic violence – research shows it REALLY works. https://t.co/dkoWVuIEBZ
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 3, 2015
I’d like to see that study, folks, since those with active domestic violence restraining or protective orders in place against them already can’t own guns under both federal and New Jersey state law.
And while we’re on the subject, I’d also like to know if Senator Booker is aware that one of his constituents – Carol Bowne – was recently murdered in cold blood by her psycho ex-boyfriend despite having an active retraining order in place against him… while she waited, in vain, for the state to process her handgun application…
So yeah, it’s safe to conclude that Newark’s worst modern mayor (which is really saying something) isn’t any better at his current job in the U.S. Senate. He doesn’t know ANYTHING about gun laws, or how they’re affecting his home state’s citizens, but he nevertheless feels perfectly comfortable tweeting in judgment on them without fear of retribution from a fawning media.
Herein lies one of the fatal flaws with the great gun debate. I’m talking to the liberals and centrists of good will out there. Tell me: how can reasonable people constructively debate such a weighty issue when one side is either too dishonest or yes, ignorant, to advance an informed dialogue?
Regardless of where you come down on the “gun issue,” I hope we can agree that U.S. senators should KNOW the state of law before suggesting changes to it? Let alone blaming alleged gaps in the law (which don’t exist) for mass shootings? Cory Booker is a special kind of stupid; he degrades the entire process, and it’s people like him who make it impossible to have an intelligent, rational discussion on Second Amendment issues and violence generally…