James Kaleda of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, has been attending hearings and rallies in New Jersey in regard to myriad proposed gun control laws.
In the wake of the Newtown Connecticut mass murder by a deranged killer in a “Gun Free Zone”- states have been feverishly writing laws that are allegedly supposed to stop gun violence- but in reality, are designed to disarm law abiding citizens.
Kaleda was speaking at the hearing, was told he was “out of order” by Senator Donald Norcross- and was lead away by New Jersey State Troopers. The onlookers in the audience gave James a well deserved standing ovation. Video of Mr. Kaleda being ejected from the hearing.
Says Kaleda: “My goal is to deliver this country to my son when he comes of age in – as free a condition as it was when I was born. It’s a big goal. He is 6. I have 12 years left, but not sure I have enough time.
Navy veteran Nora Craig, who was on the NAS Norfolk pistol team, challenged Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee Chair Charles Mainer for not paying attention during her testimony, he got on his high horse and said “This meeting is MY MEETING ! (VIDEO)
At another point- some unidentified citizens attempted to speak out. Again- they were shouted down by Senator Norcoss- and escorted out of the meeting by the New Jersey State Troopers- but now before the entire gallery stood up, put their hands on their hearts and recited “The Pledge Of Allegiance -To The Flag Of The United States of America.” VIDEO of the outraged citizens HERE
The crowd responded with shouts to Norcross and the officials at the hearing “YOU’RE OUT OF ORDER! YOU WORK FOR US ! WE’LL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!”
Additionally- New Jersey legislators were caught on a “hot mic”- talking about gun confiscation and mocking constituents about having “their little guns” VIDEO
I spoke with New Jersey Second Amendment Society President Frank Fiamingo about these hearings and he said:
“On Friday February 8, 2013, The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) held a rally in the quad between the Capital in Trenton and the annex building. We invited people from all of the other Second Amendment Rights oriented and Liberty minded groups to join us. We provided bus transportation from strategic points all over the state. Unfortunately, the weather for the day turned out to be horrible. Even so, over a thousand members and supporters from all over New Jersey stood in the rain and snow and wind and cold to hear the roster of speakers and to show their passion for the rights protected under the Second Amendment. We were extremely distressed over the fact that somehow, the actions of a deranged, murderer of children in Connecticut were being associated with lawful firearms ownership.
The problem is, while we were outside in the cold and the rain demonstrating to protect our rights, the members of the Assembly were inside writing 24 anti-gun-rights bills intended to take them away. That very afternoon, the members of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee announced that they would be holding hearings on Thursday February 13, 2013 on bills the public had not even had a chance to review. That gave us 6 days to read the bills, organize our members and supporters, and arrange transportation to bring them into Trenton to testify. I am extremely proud to say that our leadership team was able to accomplish the task, and in less than 6 days we were able to turn around and bus another 500 people back into Trenton for the hearings.
What we didn’t realize at the time is, not only were they unable to accommodate everyone who wished to testify, but they had no intention of actually hearing any testimony. It is a matter of public record that they stated that at the beginning of the hearing that they would first vote on the bills and then hear the testimony. It was only the justifiable anger of the attendees that convinced the chairman that perhaps it would be more prudent to vote after the people were heard.
Previously, as we arrived at the committee room for the hearing, we were told that if we wished to speak on individual bills, we would have to fill out a slip for each bill, but if we wished to speak on all the bills, we could just fill out one slip and write the word “all”. When time came to testify however, they changed the rule and said that everyone would have to fill out a slip for every bill even if they wanted to speak on all of them. Needless to say there was a great deal of consternation and scurrying around trying to comply with this sudden change in directions right at the beginning of testimony on 24 bills
As it turned out, it was a useless exercise as each person was then limited to speak for two minutes. The complexity of some of the bills made that an impossible task. It was fairly obvious that those who were opposed to the bills were held to the 2 minute rule, while those who supported them were allowed additional time. Perhaps that was fair based on the fact that the number of people opposed to the bills outnumbered the people who supported them by about 50 to 1. Yet somehow these 10 people who showed up to support the bills were supposed to represent the majority of concerned NJ residents.
The rest of the hearing went as you might expect. Many people who wanted to be heard never got the chance to speak on all the bills. Part of the way through the proceedings, it became obvious that the members of the committee were not even paying attention.”
Here is the list of 76 New Jersey GUN LAWS
Here is a point by point analysis of the New Jersey Gun Laws by the ASSOCIATION OF
NEW JERSEY RIFLE & PISTOL CLUBS, INC
New Jersey’s Premier Second Amendment Organization
Defending the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Since 1936
RE: 04/30/13 & 05/02/13 HEARINGS OF THE
SENATE LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
CURRENT AS OF 04/29/13 (PDF)
What part of “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.“- Do they not understand?
I would like to remind you of Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp- who parents were killed by a deranged man with a gun in Texas. Both Susan’s parents were killed. Her gun was in her purse- in her vehicle- because she could not bring it into the restaurant. Please listen to her Senate testimony and how SHE spoke out to them VIDEO
UPDATE: You’re Out Of Order- The Canada Free Press
Contact Info For Senator Donald Norcross
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