January 16, 2013
“The Borough of Madison” urges federal adaptation of strict New Jersey gun control reform legislation.
Last Monday New Jersey’s Madison borough council passed a resolution titled “Resolution of the Borough of Madison in Support of Federal Legislation Adopting New Jersey’s Strict Gun Laws”. The resolution proposes that one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US are implemented at the federal level. The council will be “(…) urging federal legislators to adopt federal gun laws that are similar to those in New Jersey, which is considered to have among the strictest gun laws in the U.S.”, the MadisonPatch reported today.
During the council meeting, police-officers gave a demonstration of different types of guns, intended to get the get the resolution passed:
“(…) discussion on the topic was accompanied by a presentation by Madison police officers about various types of guns.”
On January 5 2012, the MadisonPatch reported that it was an NRA-member who also happens to be the councilman who intended to introduce the resolution:
“(…) Borough Councilman Robert Catalanello, a member of the National Rifle Association, plans to introduce a resolution at the governing body’s next meeting urging Congress to use New Jersey’s gun laws as the laws for the entire U.S.”
Madison’s mayor Robert Conley immediately put his signature underneath the pledge, adding that councilman Catalanello “will be quick to point out that he’s a member of the NRA while I’m a member of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.”
“We are working together on this because enough is enough”, Conley said.
The resolution in question was unanimously passed on January 14 by Madison borough council members.
“The resolution says more than 48,000 Americans will be murdered with guns during the next four years and Madison’s elected officials are outraged at the statistics and support common sense reform.”
If these strict gun laws were to be implemented federally, the following regulations would rain down on the entire United States:
“(…) prohibiting the possession of ‘assault firearms,’ and of magazines that can hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition, and that possession of automatic firearms is prohibited without a state license.”
“the Borough of Madison supports gun control reform legislation at the Federal level to mirror that of the gun restrictions in New Jersey” and “urges swift passage of these laws at the Federal level.”