Mixed results on New Jersey gun control


Hat tip to Sebastian for the article.  Follow the link for some analysis of how Christie might react.

Given that this is New Jersey, that's a surprising good package.  The really bad stuff was blocked, along with a pro-gun bill. 

The gun trafficking stuff is already illegal, just increasing penalties (although the due process implications of property seizure are troubling, this is hardly an issue unique to firearms).  A state commission to study violence means nothing without legislation to back up its conclusions, submitting mental health records to the background check system is one of things that makes you ask "Why weren't you doing this already?", reporting on gun trafficking crimes is meaningless, and an illegal gun amnesty is even more meaningless.  

The real kicker is that "delayed" does not mean "stopped".  It may mean "pass at midnight when no one is watching."

This entry was published Wed May 15 00:11:02 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-05-15 00:11:02.0. [Tweet]

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