Are you serious? They want to aim their gun grabbing sights on the BB Gun huh? Granted it seems the bill targets only School Property, but will it end? This is a straight up parental/school district issue. Either way, YOUR kid could face a decade in prison.
Well it makes sense… If they can’t grab adult weapons, they will start with what the younger Americans learned on. I remember my first BB Gun. I learned so much from that thing…
Lets let em know how much we will put up with shall we?
Get off your asses and raise hell!
Old Vid BTW Duhhh…
Little Timmy Moore, you are hereby convicted to 10 years in prison and a $150,000 fine for the possession of a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. That is what some people could hear from a New Jersey judge if a new piece of legislation passes at 2:00 p.m. June 7, 2012. With the passing of A1216, possession of all BB guns and air guns on school property would carry 7-10 year prison sentences with no possibility of leniency. Parents picking up their children at school after hunting or going to the range would also be at risk.
The legislation aims to increase the penalty for possession of a firearm on school grounds, or any educational institution from a third to second degree crime. Typically, second-degree crimes carry a prison sentence of 7-10 years and up to a $150,000 fine, with very limited sentencing discretion from the judge. In New Jersey, law enforcement considers BB guns and air rifles legally firearms. Many consider them toys in other parts of the country.
If your child accidentally forgets to take his BB gun out of his backpack on his way to school, his or her future could be in serious jeopardy. If a police officer pulls you over on school property, and you have an unloaded BB gun properly stored in your vehicle, you could face a decade in prison.
This insane piece of legislation would also ensure that New Jersey schools would become unarmed, target rich environments. If A1216 passes, faculty and staff who legally arm themselves on their way to work could face incarceration. This would further hinder their right to self-protection and hinder their ability to protect others. To some, this appears to be another small step toward a pacified and disarmed society. With legislation such as this, it may eventually become so difficult to legally purchase and carry a firearm, that only the criminals will be the armed citizens.
Please contact the members of the assembly and tell them to vote no on A1216!
Charles Mainor (Chair) (D31)
Gilbert L. Wilson (Vice Chair) (D5)
Nelson T. Albano (D1)
P: (856) 696-7109
f: (856) 696-7159
Daniel R. Benson (D14)
Sean Connors (D33)
Joseph Cryan (D20)
Sean T. Kean (R30)
Gregory P. McGuckin (R10)
Erik Peterson (R23)
David P. Rible (R30)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D15)
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