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NJ Gun Law Debate

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - The violence in New Jersey and the high profile shootings like the one at the Short Hills Mall have many people questioning whether or not New Jersey’s gun laws do more harm than good.

Several lawsuits have been filed by people who want to loosen New Jersey’s gun laws believing that guns in the hands of law abiding citizens may reduce crime.

Frank Fiamingo of New Jersey’s 2nd Amendment Society explained that New Jerseyans should have the right to carry guns and protect themselves.

“The criminals know that we, as New Jersey residents, are not going to be armed because there really is no right to obtain, well there is a right to obtain and carry a permit, but they do not allow us to exercise it,” he said.

It seems there are a number of stereotypes surrounding gun owners that may hurt their cause.

“We’re just regular people. We’re not the itchy fingered redneck racists they claim we are,” Fiamingo said.

One of the issues with New Jersey’s gun laws is that there isn’t a lot of credible information that either confirms that more guns will reduce crime or supports that more guns increases crime, so politicians are left to argue opinions.

The 2nd Amendment Society acknowledges that it’s an uphill battle to change New Jersey gun laws but they just want their side of the story to be told.


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