Sunday, April 14, 2013
A coalition of groups gathered Saturday in Woodbridge to support the Constitution and individual rights. They're planning a rally in Union County today.
If you were driving down Amboy Avenue in Woodbridge Saturday morning, you might've come across a group of protesters, hoisting signs and waving flags, and wondered what they were about. The casual protest was a coalition of patriotic and Constitutional groups, mostly there to commemorate April 15, the day tax returns are due to the Internal Revenue Service. They weren't there to fight against gun control bills floating around in Congress, members said, but proponents of tightening laws against guns and gun ownership in the wake of December's school shootings in Connecticut seemed to insist they were. So explained Gary Charwin, a leader of the Tea Party of Middlesex County, who said he was in Woodbridge to stand up for Constitutional …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Stender joins mayors in urging congress to introduce new legislation on guns.
Tuesday, January 15
The following information was provided by the office of Assemblywoman Linda Stender. Yesterday, Assemblywoman Stender joined the mayors of the bipartisan, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, to urge Congress to take action on banning assault weapons throughout the nation. The coalition is challenging Congress for a steadfast solution to take military style weapons out of the hands of criminals. “In light of the tragedies we have witnessed in the past year, it is time that Congress step up and enact new legislation," said Stender. “To not take action at this crucial time would be foolish. By reducing access and adding tougher background checks, law enforcement officials will be better able to keep these highly dangerous weapons away …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Mahr along with eleven other New Jersey mayors will meet in Cranford on Monday before heading to Washington to meet with members of congress about gun control laws.
Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr will travel to Washington on Wednesday as a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns to petition members of congress to implement stricter gun control laws. Mahr, along with eleven other New Jersey mayors, will meet in Cranford on Monday to discuss their plan to tackle the issue. Also, the mayors will show members of the media at the Cranford Municipal Building a public service announcement featuring the family members of victims of gun violence and gun violence survivors. The mayors intend to demand from congress that military style weapons be taken off the streets and guns stay out of the hands of criminals. These twelve New Jersey mayors make up a group of 70 members from NJ in the coalition. Throughout the …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen and Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr are among twelve mayors that will visit Washington Wednesday to force congress to act on gun violence.
Friday, January 11
Editor's note: This is a press release from the Township of Cranford. Twelve NJ mayors have joined bipartisan Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition in past month, bringing total to more than 70 mayors, and more than 800 nationwide Mayors from throughout New Jersey, along with former Gov. Jim Florio, are still waiting for Congress to pass sensible gun laws – at the one month anniversary of the Newtown massacre. They will meet with the media on Monday, January 14 at 10 a.m. at the Cranford municipal building to lay out their solution for an issue that has reached a boiling point in America. They will also display a new national television advertisement featuring gun violence survivors and victims’ family members. From there, the mayors …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
An Op-Ed from State Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula (D) who is challenging Republican Leonard Lance for the U.S. Congress seat in the 7th District.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The culture of gun violence appears in our everyday lives whether it’s watching the local news, reading the newspaper, or going to the movies. In some unfortunate shape or form, gun violence is present in our conscious minds constantly. Responsible gun ownership should have common sense requirements. Furthermore, irresponsible violent acts should not go without consequences. During one year, Canada had 144 deaths due to gun violence. Australia, 59. Great Britain, 19. United States of America: 9,369. There is something very dreadfully wrong with that. In order to change the threat of random gun violence the culture of romanticizing it must be changed. We need to properly enforce the gun laws on the books, and not make them weaker by …