In the Trentonian yesterday: “Jersey gun problem PA’s fault”:
New Jerseyâ€™s biggest obstacle to controlling gun-related crimes could be the state of Pennsylvania, according to federal data analyzed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
The vast majority of gun crimes committed in Jersey involve guns that were sold from another state, and most of those recovered firearms came from the Keystone State in 2007.
This data, compiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, show that only 27.9 percent of crime guns recovered last year in New Jersey came from Garden State dealers. Of the 1,467 out-of-state crime guns seized by law-enforcement agencies in Jersey last year, most of them (285) originated from Pennsy gun dealers.
Of course, what they don’t mention is that most gun shops in New Jersey have closed down due to the opporessive gun regulations in that state.Â The shooting and hunting culture in that state has all but been completely extinguished by regulations that can land you seven years in prison by stopping at a Dunkin Donuts drivethrough on the way back from the range for a cup of coffee.
They don’t have to make guns illegal if they just make owning them so legally risky that no one bothers, except the criminals.Â Â Now they want to do the same thing to Pennsylvania; to destroy its hunting and shooting culture, and close down thousands of gun shops in the state.Â Â No thanks.Â Â The end result will still be criminals getting guns, they will just smuggle them from somewhere else.
People like Bryan Miller won’t stop until they destroy the second amendment.Â They might not destroy it outright, but they can destroy it through attrition.Â It happened in New Jersey, and we can’t let it happen here.