Fred “One-Gun-a-Month” Madden seems to be trying to get some cover in the media, and I guess Bryan Miller called in some favors from his buddies at the Inquirer:
Corzine pushed the bill through the Legislature late last month only after agreeing to create a task-force team whose first job will be considering amendments to ensure that collectors, competitive shooters, and recreational gun users “are not adversely affected.”
That could open the door for exceptions.
With the plan stuck one vote short of passage in the Senate, the compromise was needed to win over Sen. Fred Madden (D., Gloucester), who agreed to vote “yes” on the condition that concerns of law-abiding gun users – specifically collectors and competitive shooters – were addressed.
So pass a bad law first, and then go back and fix it later. Always a winning strategy! Then you have Bryan saying the same thing:
“We don’t want to create any problems for the hunters, for competitive shooters, for legitimate collectors. If we can find a way to make it easier for legitimate competitive shooters, great,” Miller said.
How do you define a “legitimate competitive shooter?” or “legitimate collector?” There’s no certificate, you know. Am I a legitimate competitive shooter? How can you tell?
The study found no effect on gun trafficking within the state from laws limiting handgun sales to a maximum of one gun per person per month.
Got that? Even Bryan’s funders can’t find evidence this law does anything. So why do we need it in New Jersey?