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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Gun control devastates Paterson, New Jersey

The headline at New Jersey.Com (remember when newspapers had names?) read: "11 gun crimes, including 4 shootings, in Paterson overnight."

Blame gun control.

From the story:
PATERSON – In the city’s worst outbreak of gun crime in the past five years, Paterson had four non-fatal shootings, two carjackings and at least five armed robberies in about 10 hours from Thursday night into Friday morning, police said.
The crimes took place in five of Paterson’s six wards, occurring in areas plagued by violence as well as in some of the city’s safer neighborhoods.
“It’s sad that we’ve become numb to the sound of gunshots,” said 19-year-old Paterson resident Jakere Rushing, who lives near one of the shooting scenes. “It’s business as usual, which is sadly typical of Paterson.”
New Jersey has some of the strictest and unconstitutional gun laws in the nation -- which leads to high crime by disarming people.

To get a handgun, one needs the state's permission, and can only buy one every 30 days. One needs the state's permission to buy ammunition. There is de facto gun registration in New Jersey. Concealed weapons permits may be issued if  a person can "specify in detail the urgent necessity for self-protection, as evidenced by specific threats or previous attacks which demonstrate a special danger to the applicant's life that cannot be avoided by means other than by issuance of a permit to carry a handgun."

Democrats do this to disarm people and make them dependent on the state.