NJ Residents for Action was formed by Westfield residents in response to the Newtown shootings .
A poll taken by Fairleigh Dickinson Survey shows that over 75% of NJ residents support greater gun control legislation. Our mission is to make sure NJ residents know the issues, and most importantly know where our NJ Congressmen stand on this issue. NJ Congressmen will be pivotal in getting the votes needed to pass meaningful legislation.
President Obama’s address to the nation, as he outlined his proposals to reduce gun violence and protect our children was emotional, riveting, and profound.
In Newtown, 20 first graders were intentionally mass murdered in the safety of their classrooms. A teacher hid her children in a closet , told the gunman the children were in the gym, and was then gunned down execution style while those children were forced to listen. If we cannot make common sense gun control in the light of these horrors , when can we?
This is not the kind of country we want for ourselves,our children, or our children’s children. We must take action.
NJ Residents For Action is a community-based group of residents working towards meaningful legislation, which includes a federal ban on assault weapons and magazine clips, universal background checks , and stronger punishments for illegal gun purchases.
Common sense tell us that military assault weapons and magazine clips of unlimited capacity have no place but in the military, so why would any civilians need them?
The Second Amendment’s right to bear arms for defense of one’s home and for hunting does not stipulate that any and all types of weapons are included , especially military grade weapons. If that argument is to be used, than what about rocket launchers, grenades, even nuclear weapons? Even Justice Scalia recognizes that the right to bear arms does not include unnecessary and excessive weapons.
We need to end this madness. Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/pass-a-national-ban-on-assault-weapons-and-magazine-clips-in-congress?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=url_share&utm_campaign=url_share_after_sign