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8:16 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
SDJ by saying "hold the politicians feet to the fire in requesting more thorough enforcement" is exactly what we did by demonstrating in front of our Congressman, in District #7. He will go back to Washington and be part of the Federal actions to
pass Federal laws against gun violence - that's exactly our point! We want him to take a stand. When people can go to Pennsylvania (where gun laws are not very strict), buy an Assault weapon, then cross to N.J. and go to a restaurant, a school or a shopping, and start a massacre, I am quite anxious and concerned! I am glad you are a law abiding citizen...incidentally, did all of you guys from the NRA live in District # 7? I wonder!!!
7:46 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We brought our own!
I think that today's Unity Protest, organized by NJ Residents for Action against Gun Violence was quite successful. This grass root organization was just created six weeks ago, and one could see the fervor and enthusiasm that was reflected by this group. We stand for "common sense gun laws, plain and simple". We do believe in the 2nd Amendment and do not wish to annul it, as some of the Pro-NRA gentlemen who showed up keep on claiming through their signs. We believe that men and women have the right to bear arms to practice target shooting and to hunt, but one does not need an Assault weapon with more than 10 clips to kill a deer! nor to fight a potential intruder.
As far as LC words"I was there in support of Congressman Lance's pro 2A stance, well...how do you know what his position is? He has publicly refused to reveal it...Ooops! I forgot, he does have an A- rating from the NRA.
In any case, NJ Residents for Action against gun violence sincerely hope that Cong. Lance will finally decide to divulge his "conscience", as 70% of his constituents (Fairleigh Dickinson Poll) do believe in common sense gun laws.
5:59 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
First of all, "devilsfan", you are completely out of line...If you read that article carefully, it has absolutely no connection with abortions!
"concerned citizen", yes there is gang violence in urban centers, but don't say that there is no gun violence in suburbia...What about a shopping mall in Arizona, a college campus in West Virginia, what about columbine H.S. in the suburb, and especially what about Newton, in bucolic Connecticut...all of these were in suburbia, correct? We are advocating for common sense legislation against gun violence, and our Congressman should vote the conscience of his constituents, that is to support HR137 for instant criminal background checks, ban on the sale of assault type weapons, and ban of high capacity ammunition magazines limited to 10 rounds. Thank you Congressman Lance for listening to your constituents.
3:17 pm on Friday, February 8, 2013
As a former educator, I support the teachers because of their great load of work. People who are not in education have no idea of the overextended hours that a teacher puts in. Between the at home preparation (new every year), the school day schedule of 5 or 6 classes (different levels), the at home corrections, the communication thru emails with parents and students, the after school meetings, the club organizations...If so many people think that teaching is a 7:30/8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. job and therefore cutting the educators' salary is necessary? Well, they are wrong.
3:04 pm on Friday, February 8, 2013
Thank you for reporting this important meeting.
Please note that as member of the committee , I would like to make a spelling correction to my email address, as my first name is spelled with "e" at the end: viviane levy - firstname.lastname@example.org
11:46 am on Saturday, February 2, 2013
We hope that something positive will push for effective and common sense gun regulations. Yes, there are deaths due to drugs, knives, car accidents, gang, and many others, but if better regulations can be in place and SAVE ONE LIFE, our efforts would definitely be worth it! V.L.
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