Since New Jersey Democrats are essentially running out of ideas for new gun laws that turn law-abiding citizens into incarcerated criminals, they have introduced a new scheme to undermine the Second Amendment - taxpayer-funded research “with a mission to provide the scientific evidence on which sound firearms violence prevention policies and programs can be based.” Senator Troy Singleton's Bill S63 will be heard in committee tomorrow, Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 10:30 AM (Meeting - Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ). You can read the Bill by clicking here.
Well, we at NJ2AS have news for state Senator Troy Singleton (D-7) - such attempts to stigmatize gun ownership through "academic research" have been self-defeating… just ask President Obama!
The former president issued an executive order back in 2013 along the lines of Senator Singleton’s proposed legislation, which created the Committee on Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the "Threat of Firearm-Related Violence." And after wasting $10,000,000 of hard-earned tax payer funds, the report did not seem to work in Obama's favor hence why you never heard much about the report.
First off, this only reiterates the biggest problem with the gun-control zealots: they firmly believe that all humans are innately good and non-violent and the major issue with violence is the access to an instrument like a firearm. They believe that every person is harmless, but give them a gun, and like the villain in a Hollywood movie, they become mass murderers terrorizing society.
Unfortunately for Obama, Bloomberg and the elitists that live life with armed security 24/7, the report didn’t produce the findings they were hoping for. What it did say is that armed citizens are less likely to be injured by an attacker and defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals.
Also, mass shootings are declining and make up a tiny fraction of gun-related deaths. Gun buybacks don’t work, stolen guns and/or gun show purchases account for weapons in a small amount of crimes, and the vast majority of gun deaths are via suicide. Do not believe us? Click hear to read the 100+ page report for yourself.
Senator Singleton should have second-thoughts about passing this bill and rethink his approach. Or maybe this is about a bailout for the billionaires who no longer wish to waste their money on fake research to bolster their anti-gun owner agenda.
Either way, like Obama, he will not like the results. This is the level of insanity we are up against and we need your support to help fight back. Please renew/upgrade your membership or donate by clicking here.
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