Murphy, Democrats Focus Their Attention on Guns

Murphy, Democrats Focus Their Attention on Guns

BLOOMFIELD – Democrats are convinced that here in New Jersey, they’re going to win an election over guns. The state has among the strictest gun control measures in the union and most residents seem to like that. After all, Democrats control all aspects of state government. So it was no surprise that Gov. Phil Murphy today joined a slew of Democratic officials on all levels outside the city’s library for a rally to promote gun safety measures. As mentioned, state laws are quite strong now. It’s debatable how much stronger they can realistically be, but the governor without being specific said he wants to try. “We will endeavor to do that,” Murphy said. About 200 or so people were in the audience and the governor was joined on the podium by, among others, Reps. Donald Payne Jr. and Mikie Sherrill, Assemblyman Lou Greenwald, who trekked up from south Jersey, and Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland, Fla. mass shooting in 2018. More than an outing to show support for gun laws, this was a time to slam Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli, who has questioned some of the state’s gun regulations. “We don’t want to go backward on this issue,” said Greenwald. contending that when it comes to guns, Ciattarelli may turn the state into Florida or South Dakota. Those states are not normally mentioned in the same breath, but both have outspoken Republican governors. Those following this campaign know that Republicans often criticize Murphy for allegedly […]

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