Pathetic. Disturbing. Unreal. It’s already totally unacceptable the state of New Jersey severely restricts residents concerning their 2nd Amendment rights, but now a New Jersey state legislator suggests – for $500 per year – the state would reconsider their opinion. They think they can generate tax revenue through the scheme.
Five hundred dollars per year. That’s what state Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May) thinks is a reasonable amount of money you should pay to the state of New Jersey to exercise your 2nd Amendment rights. You see, it’s all about cash for these clowns. Drew’s legislation proposes groups like Ceasefire NJ – whose executive director goes about his day freaked out wondering if the person next to him is carrying a gun illegally – would be more open to accepting gun-toting citizens if they knew they paid $500 for the privilege. Of course, there is a serious flaw in that argument, but anyway…
Drew says he knows the legislation is a long shot, and neither side would be happy with the proposal. Then why the heck did you bring it up? This guy can now put on his resume that – in his own mind – he fought for the right of the people to protect themselves and their families when traveling throughout the state. He can also still hang out with his anti-gun buddies, who are almost exclusively Democrats and stay in their good graces.
You can read the full story over at NJ.com. Meanwhile, in the Big City to the north which also strictly regulates who gets to carry a pistol for self defense, we’ve got lifestyles of the rich and packing.
J.Lo and her 2-year-old twins can rest easy at night: Daddy is packing heat.
Singer Marc Anthony is one of dozens of celebs, millionaires and high-profile athletes authorized to carry a concealed weapon in the city, records show.
And the number of A-listers who have guns is growing.
“We have seen an increase in celebs seeking their own permits,” said John Skylar Chambers, a lawyer who has helped New Yorkers get gun permits for more than 20 years.
“They can get their own security, but with the Internet, it is much easier to find people. They don’t want to find someone on their lawn at 5 in the morning.”
This is so completely offensive it makes me physically ill. Other celebrities and power-moguls like Robert De Niro also have permits to carry in New York City. Maybe the cops are OK with De Niro packing heat since they saw him on the big screen and figured he knew how to handle himself with a firearm.
It all seems to be about the lawyer you’re able to hire, and how much money you have available to pay that lawyer. Certainly celebrities like Donald Trump and Howard Stern have the funds to hire a detail from the NYPD if they feel they need protection, yet, they are provided with permits to carry.
Those A-listers certainly don’t need to carry around large sums of cash or wear expensive jewelry. And if death threats were involved, would there be reports in the media about such threats? Maybe even arrests made? Has anyone been arrested for threatening the life of Martha Stewart’s daughter Alexis?
Let me make a point clear, I do not have an issue with the above celebrities having a permit to carry a firearm, rather I have a serious issue with the state and local systems who illegally treat residents of the United States quite differently because of their status or wealth. I also have an issue with the information about permits being available to the public, but in New York, it is currently public record available to everyone it seems.
Anybody willing to bet the Chicago political machine has different “rules” allowing insiders the ability to protect themselves and their families within Cook County?