TRENTON - Gov. Christie should tighten some gun laws but doesn't need to enact major initiatives such as expanded background checks, a ban on Internet gun sales, or new limits on high-capacity magazines, according to a report Tuesday from a task force he commissioned.
A review of nearly 1,500 firearms-related bills introduced in the 50 state legislatures since the beginning of the year by Sunlight reveals that the post-Newtown push for stronger gun control has been countered by an almost equally vigorous effort on the other side. Barely half the bills would strengthen gun laws; the other half would weaken them.
Today's firearm legislation is not about crime or the capability of any firearm. It's about government's divisive compulsive ascendancy. Using propaganda, legislative bodies have been and are multi-staging the backdoor process to outlaw citizens’ firearm and ammunition possessions, while schools are suspending children for crayoning gun shapes or configuring their fingers