From ANJRPC. I’m forced to swipe their whole release because they don’t provide links:
NJ SENATORSâ€™ TRUE VIEW OF GUN OWNERS REVEALED BY HOT MICROPHONE FOLLOWING YESTERDAYâ€™S HEARINGÂ
Call the Senate Majority Office Immediately to Express Your Outrage
And Demand That Mondayâ€™s Bill Package be Held Â Â
An astute person listening to the official audio recording of yesterdayâ€™s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing noticed that the official recording continued following conclusion of the hearing.Â The discussion that was caught, apparently among several senators and staff, is outrageous, and reveals legislatorsâ€™ true view of gun owners.
A YouTube video with an excerpt of that recording has beenÂ posted here.Â The following lines can be heard in the recording:
“We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.â€
“They [gun owners] want to keep the guns out of the hands of the bad guys, but they donâ€™t have any regulations to do it.â€
“They donâ€™t care about the bad guys.Â All they want to do is have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.â€
“Thatâ€™s the line theyâ€™ve developed.â€Â
This discussion can also clearly be heard at the end of the official audio recording, beginning at 1:52:30,Â currentlyÂ available hereÂ (find Thursday, May 9 from the menu, then click “listenâ€). It is possible that the official recording will be sanitized following release of this alert, and the official YouTube video could be deleted, so be sure to listen to it promptly.
The discussion reveals absolute contempt for the Second Amendment and those who exercise it, as well as complete ignorance of the fact that gun rights organizations like ANJRPC have long advocated for clear and specific legislation punishing criminals who misuse firearms, instead of misguided legislation (like the bills currently being pushed by Senate Democrats) that demonizes hardware.Â Senator Loretta Weinberg is the chief proponent of the anti-gun legislation being moved through the Senate.
In advance of Mondayâ€™s full Senate floor vote, please immediately call AND fax the Senate Majority Office, tell them you are outraged by the misguided, disparaging, and clueless comments of those pushing the anti-gun bill package, and demand that Senate Democratic leadership hold the entire package of anti-gun bills currently scheduled for consideration by the full Senate on Monday, May 13.
SENATE MAJORITY OFFICE
You know what would help prevent gun owners from always being paranoid that gun control activists and politicians were after their guns? Not actually being after our guns. Just because your paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.