Leftist supports anti-gun Brady Rally & Orr-Atwoodski
Kenneth Collins, of the Far-Left Green Party, spent today supporting his friends at the Sussex County Chapter of the Brady Campaign for gun control, while promoting the campaigns of Nathan Orr and David Atwoodski. Orr and Atwoodski are candidates for the State Legislature. Collins spent the day trying to get his fellow leftists to crash a Young Republican meeting (of all things!) and take it over on behalf of Orr, Atwoodski -- and presumably, Karl Marx.
Collins is a Green Party member who has run for office as a Green Party candidate and who has plainly expressed his hatred for Donald Trump and all things Republican. . . So why in the world is he helping Orr and Atwoodski?
Maybe they are helping him? After Orr and Atwoodski get done "softening up" conservative Republicans Parker Space and Hal Wirths in the GOP primary, Kenneth Collins has announced that he wants to take them on in the November election. Hmmmmmm.
Not only does the Green Party want to ban guns, they want to restrict the use of firearms by police. It is actually part of their party's National Platform.
The Brady Campaign opposes the right of vulnerable individuals, including the victims of domestic abuse cases, to protect themselves from violence. The rally was held in Morristown in opposition to federal legislation, introduced in the US House of Representatives as HR38 and the US Senate as S446. These bills would allow people licensed to carry a concealed firearm in their own state to do so legally in all states.
Joining the Brady Campaign at their rally were people representing a number of groups including Action Together, Citizen Action, NJ 11th for Change, the Green Party, Action Morris County, Gays Against Guns, and the Socialist Workers Party. They were joined by various elected Democrats.
Legislation proposed in the New Jersey Legislature by Assemblyman Parker Space, AR-221, memorializes Congress and the President of the United States to enact HR38. Space is the prime sponsor of this legislation. Joining him are Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblymen Anthony Bucco and Ron Dancer. Below is the text of Assemblyman Space's legislation:
An Assembly Resolution memorializing the Congress and the President of the United States to allow reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.
Whereas, There exists a public interest in individuals maintaining the ability to protect themselves and their families from violence; and
Whereas, The right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and recognized by the Supreme Court of the United States; and
Whereas, The ability of law-abiding citizens to legally carry concealed firearms to defend themselves is a fundamental right; and
Whereas, It is in the best interest of our nation that citizens be able to travel freely from state to state without sacrificing the right to protect themselves and their families; and
Whereas, States currently may decline to recognize permits to carry concealed firearms issued by other states, thereby causing our citizens to forego the ability to protect themselves and their families when traveling outside of their home states; and
Whereas, Requiring all states to recognize a concealed carry permit issued by another state would rectify this inequality; and
Whereas, H.R. 38 of 2017-2018, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017,” has been introduced in the United States Congress in an effort to protect our citizens’ Second Amendment rights, allowing them to travel between states without sacrificing the ability to protect themselves and their families; and
Whereas, H.R. 38 permits a person carrying a valid identification document containing a photograph of the person and a state concealed weapons permit to carry a concealed handgun in any state, so long as the individual is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law or from carrying a concealed firearm in the individual’s state of residence; and
Whereas, At present 22 states recognize other states’ permits to carry concealed firearms or allow law-abiding non-residents to carry a firearm without a license; and
Whereas, Enactment of the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017” will enhance citizens’ Second Amendment rights by permitting reciprocity among all the states for the carrying of concealed firearms; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. The Congress and the President of the United States are respectfully memorialized to enact H.R. 38, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.”
2. Copies of this resolution, as filed with the Secretary of State shall be transmitted by the Clerk of the General Assembly, to the President and Vice President of the United States, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Majority and Minority Leaders of the United States House of Representatives, and each member of the United States Congress elected from this State.