Who wants to move to NJ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by satellite66, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ

    Gun control advocates give New Jersey high rating for firearms regulation

    January 12, 2005, 5:07 PM EST

    TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey has received an A- rating from the nation's top gun control groups for the way it regulates firearms.

    The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Million Mom March said Wednesday that the rating, the same as last year's, is based on the Garden State's regulation of the sale and possession of guns for kids, laws that make adults liable for having loaded weapons around children and requirements that handguns be childproof in the future.

    New Jersey also requires state-approved safety locks and a permit for every gun sale.

    Only five other states _ California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Massachusetts _ received ratings in the A-range. Thirty-one states were given Ds and Fs.

    "An A- means New Jersey's leaders understand that sensible gun laws protect families and children," said Bryan Miller, president of Ceasefire New Jersey. "However, still more can be done to protect New Jersey's youth."

    Gun control advocates want New Jersey to ban rapid-fire ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, rather than the present limit of 15. The state also should limit a person's purchase of handguns to one per month, according to the groups.

    The National Rifle Association claimed there is no correlation between crime rates and the higher rating from the Brady Campaign. The rating system, the NRA said, is merely a way for gun control groups to reward states that vote for Democratic presidential candidates.

    "We believe that the Brady Campaign is politically insignificant after significant defeats in the past two presidential elections," said NRA spokeswoman Autumn Fogg.

  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004

  3. Mr. Blasty

    Mr. Blasty New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    You might as well ask who wants to be castrated?
  4. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Been there. Never want to go back!!

    Maybe for my 50th anniversary of graduating from Rutgers coming up, but for no other reason.
  5. Carl S

    Carl S New Member

    Feb 3, 2004
    Bunnell, FL
    Great reply!!! :D :D :D

    I'm ashamed to say that Florida had a D+ rating; I was hoping for an F.
  6. njretcop

    njretcop New Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Boy!, I'm glad I don't live in a place like that! :rolleyes:
  7. Well, at least they have great Danish beer on stock in NJ. :p
  8. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    Me too!
    :rolleyes: :D
  9. ibffsteve

    ibffsteve New Member

    Oct 16, 2003
    Indiana is a "D" up from a "D-" :mad: :( :confused:
  10. geezler

    geezler New Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Ohio and Alabama both got an F....Yeehaw!
  11. Mr. Blasty

    Mr. Blasty New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Hey, at least your state didn't get an A-. :mad:
  12. TRAP55

    TRAP55 Active Member

    Blasty, So CA is a 1/2 point better than Jersey? :eek: Won't wonders never cease! :rolleyes:
  13. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    I grew up there and still love the place, but I don't think I could ever go back. Too many years in the Midwest, I've forgotten how to drive like a maniac! If I could only find a way to get the ocean to Missouri. :rolleyes:
  14. crittergitter

    crittergitter New Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Out in the sticks!

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  15. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Washington State got only a D+. A little better than I expected, but still not good enough.

    One statement in the press release caught my eye:
    I wonder if that is really true. Of course, "death rate doesn't mean quantity, just number per 100,000. As an example, one death in a town of 15,000 (Moses Lake) is much more significant in terms of rate than 100 deaths in a city of 1million. That statistic still makes me wonder, however. Hmmm. Wish I had time to do the research on each of the states to gather the numbers in a chart.

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