Why Gun Control Continues to Succeed in New Jersey

guncontrolIn a recent study New Jersey was ranked next to last in the amount of freedom we enjoy in our state. The only state to rank below New Jersey is New York State. In terms of the number of regulations and restrictions imposed upon its citizens, New Jersey is as close to the top as it is possible to imagine. Why is this? What else is it that distinguishes New Jersey from its sister states? I do not pretend to be a “social scientist”, but I often hear people say that New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation. Although I understand what that means statistically, I am not quite sure how that impacts our ability to enjoy the benefits of Freedom and Liberty.

I decided to pick up some of my old psychology text books and do a little research. I was able to discover some interesting studies. If you put a specific density of rats together in a cage, they will generally get along together famously UNTIL you reach a certain “critical mass” at which point the rats will turn upon each other and become increasingly aggressive to the point of attacking each other. This led me to the ultimate conclusion - RATS should not be allowed to carry concealed handguns.

The obvious problem is that you cannot apply the rules of behavior of rats to those of rational human beings. Are there any definitive studies that show that New Jersey citizens are more likely to attack their neighbors than the residents of any other state? I might be convinced that certain restrictions “might” be necessary if that point could be demonstrated. To my knowledge, it has not. What has been demonstrated time and time again is as the rate of gun ownership by law-abiding citizens goes up, violent crime rates, such as those for murder and rape, go down. It does not take a social scientist to understand why. Criminals are less likely to attack when there is an increased chance that their intended victim might be armed.

In spite of this fact gun control continues to succeed in New Jersey. The reason is obvious. It is because *WE* allow it to succeed. It should be a priority of freedom loving conservatives to end gun control in New Jersey, but it is not. The Second Amendment gets a lot of lip service from conservatives, but little to no action. I see this first hand every day. I hear all the excuses “Concealed Carry will *NEVER* pass with THIS legislature”. “The majority of the people of New Jersey are too liberal”.

This is the *SECOND* Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. It doesn’t REQUIRE a majority to be respected. All that is required is that enough freedom loving people DEMAND that their rights not be infringed. No true conservative should be willing to sit back and allow this situation to continue. If we allow one part of the constitution to be ignored, we are risking that the rest of it will be trampled upon. Do not forget why the original framers of the Constitution decided to include the right to keep and bear arms in the first place. A disarmed citizenry is a tyrannical government’s highest priority. That fact has not changed since we declared our independence from the British.

It is not enough for you to say that you support the Second Amendment. Your positive action is what is required. We need your voices, we need your talents and we need your participation in the fight to restore and preserve this precious right to defend ourselves and our families from those who would do us harm. If you need information on how to get involved, please feel free to contact me. There are organizations such as the New Jersey Second Amendment Society and the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs that you can join to help fight the liberal gun prohibitionists. Once they succeed in achieving their goal of eliminating the right to keep and bear arms in New Jersey, it will be nearly impossible to get it back. Let’s not let that happen.

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Frank Jack Fiamingo is the co-founder and current President of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (www.nj2as.com), the most active 2A rights group in New Jersey. You can contact him at President@nj2as.com

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11 Comments

  1. Nice! Frank for GONJ!!!

  2. Frank Fiamingo says:

    And I thought that you liked me, Art…

  3. Buddy says:

    Look.
    Try to buy a gun in Texas with a New Jersey license and you are
    Unable to do so by state law.

    And here a young ass hole mad at his mom has in his possession
    2 hand guns and an ar15. New Jersey is second only to new York
    In its gun control laws on the books.
    He goes to Conn. to kill 20 kids.(A gun free zone).
    I would say that your gun control laws do not work if you don’t enforce those laws already on the books.
    You have to provide ID to buy these weapons and computers can flag citizens who are subject to the above restrictions. ( Please do not say the volume is to hi to follow up on the flag list). In New York, State police come get your tags off your car if you insurance laps.

    These sad events are to be blamed on the officials in charge of that enforcement.

    A side note about where thes weapons come from,
    Colts are made in Conn. and Bushmaster is made in New York.
    I really don’t know where Glock and Sig comes from. (the pistols used in the school shootings).

    God bless the families of this tragic event, and prey for God to help these people through this nightmare.

    The government is not up to the task.

  4. Alan Onsiniak says:

    Two simple rules to remember:

    #1: insane people shouldn’t be allowed to have guns.

    #2: everybody that wants a gun is insane.

  5. Rob Eichmann says:

    @Alan,

    Obviously you are an idiot who doesn’t understand our history or our Constitution.

  6. V for Victory says:

    Then disarm the police like England.

    Are local police, state police, and federal law enforcement in America INSANE for demanding to be armed to the teeth?

    Many police departments now have paramilitary SEAL type SWAT teams and tanks for dealing with duties that were handled successfully by “peace officers” for over 200 years. Why?

    Citizens owned firearms and we got by without wiretaps, surveillance cameras, tanks, and SWAT teams. Obviously something besides gun ownership is the problem here.

    We have a sick society and scrapping portions of the Bill of Rights will not heal us. To think so is a kind of insanity born of fear.

  7. Mark D Quick says:

    While they want to take away our rights because a sickening event, When do these same people start demanding the removal of Illegal Aliens who traffic drugs into our schools and communities killing or destroying more American children than guns……………..

  8. truther says:

    The MSM is trying to bully America into taking its gun control enema. The cure doesn’t work.

    (1997) MS School Principal Captures Mass Murderer With His .45
    2011 December 29

    This story is a little different than the normal self defense stories we publish here. This one is over 14 years old. However, I feel that it’s important that we not lose track of the older stories that often times provide prime examples of what guns in the hands of law abiding citizens are capable of. I know many people that have followed the gun rights community for any amount of time may have seen this story, but I encourage you to share it now, in the age of social media so that more may understand.

    This story focuses on the Pearl High School Shooting of 1997, possibly one of the earliest mass murders committed by a student at a school in the US.

    Sixteen year old Luke Woodham was distraught due to the fact that his girlfriend of the time had broken up with him, so he started by beating and stabbing his mother to death at their home. Woodham then took a lever action .30-30 hunting rifle with him to his school, Pearl High. He made no attempt to hide or conceal the rifle. He entered the school and began shooting students. Two people were killed and seven others wounded. The first person killed was Woodham’s ex-girlfriend. After she was shot Woodham began shooting indiscriminately at anyone in the area.

    Woodham knew that the police would soon be on their way, but he had no plans to allow himself to be captured or kill himself (as is popular with many mass murderers). Woodham had planned to drive to nearby Pearl Junior High School and continue his shooting spree while police were occupied with the confusion at Pearl High.

    Woodham successfully made his way to his car well before police arrived. However, Woodham would never make it to Pearl Junior High.

    Assistant Principal Joel Myrick heard the shooting when it began and immediately went into action. After getting several students to safety and figuring out what was going on Myrick knew what he had to do. Myrick had a Colt .45 handgun in his truck. Due to gun laws Myrick was not allowed to carry his gun on his person. Myrick ran to his vehicle, retrieved the gun, loaded it, and headed back to the school.

    Woodham was already in the parking lot, getting into his car. Myrick confronted Woodham in the parking lot, held his gun to the boy’s head and managed to subdue Woodham until police arrived.

    There is simply no telling how many lives were saved by this educator who took steps to make sure that he was prepared for any situation and to use a weapon when it was necessary to save the lives of others.

  9. Donny Dee says:

    The reason we have gun control in New Jersey is that Chris Christie and our Republican leadership have more important items on their agenda than fussing and obsessing over how much and what kind of firepower an individual can have. Instead, they are working as hard as they can on the issues that matter most to the overwhelming majority of our electorate. lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government. This is why Chris Christie is the most popular political leader in the country.

  10. truther says:

    Donny just blamed Chris Christie for NJ’s unconstitutional gun control laws. LOL!

    Maybe he went to a post session Christmas party in Trenton and had a little too much to drink.

    As for the rest of your bullshit:

    Are taxes lower than in 2009?

    How about property taxes?

    Has state spending been reduced?

    Is state government smaller?

    Donny needs to put his Christie worship to music. This way he can chant his worship.

  11. Julie says:

    Donny Dee = serial abuser of women

    No female employee at the State House was safe from him. Guards had to escort them to and from his office so he wouldn’t get at them.