Good news, we have among the smartest, most progressive gun laws in the nation. That’s a fact. It’s also a fact that they can be stronger. There’s no reason why we can’t strengthen them.
There’s a myth out there that if you strengthen gun safety laws you somehow chip away the Second Amendment. I don’t believe that … This is not a zero sum game.
Governor of New Jersey
February 13, 2018
Gov. Phil Murphy talks gun safety at South Jersey roundtable
[From the perspective of wondering what color the sky is in his universe I would like to hear him answer the question, “What sort of law do you believe would ‘chip away the Second Amendment?’”
I am of the firm belief that the only thing which will stop the New Jersey slide down the gun control slippery slope is hitting bottom with a complete ban on all firearms and/or the arrest and prosecution of their politicians.—Joe]
It’s simple, the anti-gun politicians who say “I support the second amendment” while pushing for draconian infringements are the same people who say that the 2nd Amendment is outdated and should be repealed.
They don’t believe in it or respect it, and think we are stupid enough to take them at their word, rather than their actions.
If someone says, “I believe in the Second Amendment, but — “, everything before the “but” is a lie.” That applies to other important concepts like “Liberty” and “Justice”; additionally, if someone has an adjective before “Justice”, they mean to put their thumb on the scale.
Well, if the laws he touts are the smartest gun laws, what would constitute the most stupid laws? Perhaps we could also suggest to Governor Murphy that there could a lot less social unrest, which often leads to violence, property destruction and death, if the 1st Amendment were also restricted, in a “common sense” fashion of course, to perhaps only one or two unregistered or unapproved comments or opinions every thirty days. Might be a good way to help them understand the phrase “shall not be infringed.”
Exhibit A for your hypothetical could be the riot and death in Charlottesville, Virginia, where speech brought two opposing groups to one place to be obnoxious towards one another, with one side coming ready for battle.
Yeah, take a wrong turn in Philly and end up going over the Ben Franklin bridge with so much as one round of ammo or an empty pistol mag in your car and you run the risk of going to jail, becoming a felon and having the state of NJ destroy your life.
That’s what he calls “smart.”