Christie said not all gun sales should require background checks

assetContent (47)AMES, IA. — Gov. Chris Christie said that he is against universal background checks for Americans seeking to buy firearms. Speaking at a town hall meeting at Brick City Grill on Saturday morning, a mother of two said that the level of gun violence in the nation “terrifies me” and asked Christie if he “stands with… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Federal Charges Filed Against Millstone Gun Owner

John Lafergolo, 52, of Millstone appeared in federal court in Trenton this morning on charges that he possessed 36 machine guns, which are illegal to possess in the United States, according to a state by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s Office.SuomiM31_Orig

Lafergola was arrested at his Millstone home following a domestic violence incident on October 5, 2014.

According to the 2014 complaints Lafergola pointed a black 5.7X28mm Fabrique Nationale Herstal handgun model Five Seven at the victim. It is alleged that while Lafergola was pointing the handgun at the victim, he stated “I’ll blow your f***ing brain’s out”.

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Posted: January 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Obama announces crackdown on gun purchases, but it illustrates the limits of his office

Obama addressWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama launched his unilateral attempt to crack down on illegal gun purchases on Tuesday, blaming the “constant excuses for inaction” from Congress as justification for his exercise of executive power. But in an emotional address quoting the Bible, the Constitution and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Obama also tacitly acknowledged the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Gun Rights, Guns | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Here’s how Christie differs from almost all GOP candidates

assetContentTRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is one of only three 2016 Republican presidential contenders who doesn’t own a firearm, according to a survey conducted by the Telegraph. Christie joins former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and businesswoman Carly Fiorina as the only three GOP White House hopefuls who aren’t gun owners. However, the Telegraph notes, Fiorina’s husband… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Gun Rights, Guns | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip

assetContent (46)A 52-year-old woman with a permit to carry a handgun in Florida could face up to 10 years in prison after being arrested in Jersey City while attempting to board a ferry to Ellis Island while carrying a gun, authorities said. Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Guns, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip

Gun debate lights Christie’s fuse in town hall: ‘Give me one fact’

It started with a man in the audience asking Gov. Chris Christie how he’ll prove to gun owners he isn’t “anti-gun.” Soon, Christie was angrily defending his record on guns Saturday morning during a town hall meeting in Iowa as part of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. “If you want to debate me, come… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie announces change to N.J. gun policy on eve of 2016 kickoff

TRENTON — At 9:30 p.m. on the eve of his Republican presidential campaign kickoff, Gov. Chris Christie announced a change to state firearm policy on an issue that has been riling gun rights activists. The governor also signaled support for loosening New Jersey’s strict gun control laws. Reacting to the June 3 death of 39-year-old Berlin… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie pardons armored car driver who became a felon for driving with his gun

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CONCORD, N.H. — The North Brunwsick armored car driver who took a plea for illegally transporting his legally owned handgun in his car has received a pardon from Gov. Chris Christie, the governor’s office announced Monday. The clemency granted by Christie to Steffon Josey-Davis, 24, gives him a “full and free” pardon for all criminal charges… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie pardons armored car driver who became a felon for driving with his gun

Gun Toting Drug Dealers Out On Bail

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Two Neptune Township men arrested last week after a month-long investigation revealed they were in possession of 600 decks of heroin ready for sale and three guns; a AR-15 assault rifle, a defaced 9mm handgun and a .40-caliber handgun have been released after posting bail, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Kahil Aziz, 25, already a convicted felon, was released after posting $235,000 bail as set by Neptune Township Municipal Court Judge Robin Wernik. Joel Jones, 30, was released after posting $200,000 bail as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen.  No 10% bail option was available to either defendant.

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Posted: May 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Neptune Township | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gun Toting Drug Dealers Out On Bail

Casagrande Calls On Cumberland Prosecutor To Drop Gun Charges Against Retired Teacher

Says she will introduce legislation bringing New Jersey’s treatment of antique guns in line with federal standards

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Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-Monmouth) said yesterday that the charges gun charges against a 72 retired teacher for transporting a 300 year old antique flintlock pistol are “ludicrous” and that the Cumberland County Prosecutor should dismiss the case.

Gordon Van Gilder, who taught in Millville for 34 years, faces 10 years in prison and the loss of his pension after a traffic stop last November during which he disclosed to the Cumberland Sheriff’s Officer who stopped him that he had the antique gun, unloaded , in his car.  Van Gilder’s attorney, Evan Nappen, said that his client was carrying a collectible and is being charged as if he was carrying a loaded .44 magnum.

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Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Assembly Republicans, Caroline Casagrande, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments »