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  • If Phil Murphy had his way, all gun sales in N.J. would be limited to ‘smart guns’

    07/23/2019 9:41:09 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 23, 2019 | Matt Arco
    It’s “too early to tell” if New Jersey will limit firearms sales in the state to only include so-called smart guns, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. But if it was up to him, smart guns would be the only type of guns people here would be able to purchase. “Yes. I hope it does get to that,” Murphy said during his monthly “Ask the Governor” program hosted by News 12 New Jersey.
  • Murphy says if he doesn’t get a N.J. millionaires tax, he may not sign state budget

    05/30/2019 2:54:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 55 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 23, 2019 | Matt Arco
    Gov. Phil Murphy all but said Thursday he won’t sign another state budget unless it includes a tax hike on those who earn more than $1 million a year in New Jersey. Murphy declared he’s done “stumbling” from one budget agreement to another each year as he put his foot down for a tax increase on the state’s top earners to help pump more money into education, transportation public-worker pensions and property taxes.
  • Yeehaw! Texas and Boston are voted America's sexiest accents, while Long Island and [tr]

    05/15/2019 3:49:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 151 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2019 | Anneta Konstantinides
    From a southern drawl to a Boston twang, there is no shortage of accents in the United States of America. But no accent is alike - and neither is their sex appeal. Now a new survey has ranked the sexiest and least sexiest accents in America, revealing whether the country prefers the sounds of Mark Wahlberg or the Jersey Shore cast. While Texas and Boston reigned supreme, the likes of Snooki and The Situation would be sad to learn that New Jersey accents ranked almost dead last in the survey by Big 7 Travel.
  • Cory Booker proposes national license for all gun owners

    05/06/2019 6:52:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 108 replies
    AP ^ | May 6, 2019 | Elana Schor
    Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is pitching a sweeping gun control agenda with more than a dozen specific elements, marking his second policy rollout in three weeks as he looks for a breakthrough moment in the crowded 2020 primary. The New Jersey senator's plan to curb gun violence centers on the creation of a national license required for all firearm owners, which would include an interview and mandatory completion of safety training. A summary released Monday by Booker's campaign says among the other elements of the gun control platform are universal background checks for gun buyers and the reinstitution of...
  • Mississippi flag ordered out of park near Statue of Liberty [by NJ governor Murphy]

    04/26/2019 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 204 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2019 | Mike Catalini
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered that the Mississippi flag, which carries a Confederate emblem, be replaced by the American flag at a state park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty. Murphy ordered the removal of Mississippi’s flag from a display of each state’s flag at Liberty State Park, a preserve of more than 1,200 acres in Jersey City that overlooks Ellis Island and Lady Liberty. Murphy is a first-term Democrat and a self-styled progressive who regularly cited the Emma Lazarus poem at the statue’s base that invites immigrants to America. New Jersey, he said, is rooted in...
  • Multimillion-dollar shoplifting ring smashed by Jersey City police, 11 arrested

    03/28/2019 4:06:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | March 28, 2019
    A highly organized multimillion-dollar shoplifting ring has been smashed after a 14-month investigation, Jersey City Police Department leaders announced a new conference Thursday afternoon. Deputy Police Chief Mark Miller said that 11 people were arrested, including two of the ring’s leaders, in the JCPD Special Investigations Unit’s Operation Bag and Boost. A dozen more have been charged but are not yet in custody. Police recovered $3 million in stolen goods -- all from chain-store pharmacies and a beauty supplies store -- and froze $4.5 million from two bank accounts, Miller said. Miller said the stolen items were placed on the...
  • Give New York and New Jersey a break...they could go GOP at the pres level one day

    03/05/2019 4:41:22 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | March 5, 2019 | Guava Cheese Puff
    You don't give up on every state in America. One thing the Democrats do well is that they compete in EVERY state. Look at what they are doing to Virginia, Texas, North Carolina, Arizona, New Mexico, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee. Changing the demographics. They are plenty of conservative areas in NYC (Staten Island, Bayside, Douglaston), Long Island, Rockland County, Upstate NY; plenty of conservative areas in NJ (Ocean, Morris, Monmouth) that can outvote the liberal areas and cities. Don't move to FL, NC, GA. Fight. Fight, fight, fight, fight. The GOP can win those states if a Democrat screws up big...
  • Man sentenced to 77 months in prison on weapon charges in Passaic

    02/27/2019 11:21:09 AM PST · by Passaic · 5 replies
    NJ Record ^ | February 6, 2019 | Joshua Jongsma
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  • NJ: 81-year-old Trump supporter was physically assaulted in dust-up over his MAGA hat, cops say

    02/27/2019 6:46:04 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 21 replies
    New Jersey Star Ledger ^ | 2/26/2018 | Noah Cohen
    81-year-old Trump supporter was physically assaulted in dust-up over his MAGA hat, cops sayAn 81-year-old man was assaulted in an attack that reportedly stemmed from a dispute over the “Make America Great Again” hat he was wearing at a Franklin Township supermarket, authorities said Tuesday.The man, a township resident, suffered minor injuries and declined medical treatment following the assault...“The incident reportedly began after the victim was confronted about the red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat he was wearing,” Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a statement.A spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office declined to release more details on the incident, citing...
  • N.J. man accused of killing 3 in drugged-driving gas station crash previously had license suspend..

    02/20/2019 3:29:37 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | February 20, 2019
    The 29-year-old man who allegedly crashed his car into a Wayne gas station Tuesday while high, killing three people, had previously lost his license after being arrested on charges he drove recklessly while under the influence and has a history of drug addiction. Jason Vanderee, of the Glenwood section of Vernon Township, is accused of slamming into three cars at the Delta gas station on Route 23 “at an excessive speed,” killing a father and son sitting in their car as well as a gas station attendant. He remains in custody pending a hearing, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said...
  • Partying hearty: Menendez's bikini shot blows up Dems' narrative on shutdown. Puerto Rican junket

    01/14/2019 12:30:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2019 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump is staying put in snowy Washington while his government shutdown duel with Democrats continues, canceling every fancy trip out (that doesn't include a non-touristy one to the Texas border), including even a Christmas trip to his home in Florida. That's fitting for the times, and it suggests a leader looking for a resolution. But then there are...the Democrats. A whole slew of them packed off to Puerto Rico for a junket, getting hold of those hard-to-get Hamilton tickets (no shutout there); bunking in with 109 K Street lobbyists in $429-a-night hotel rooms; and, sure enough, partying hearty.  WashEx's Paul Bedard has the opening story. Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a...
  • Gun Owners Don't Seem Eager to Comply With New Jersey's New Magazine Ban

    01/01/2019 6:34:19 AM PST · by Twotone · 55 replies
    Reason ^ | December 20, 2018 | Jacob Sullum
    Thanks to a December 5 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, New Jersey's ban on gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds took effect on December 10. By that date, all owners of heretofore legal "large capacity magazines" (LCMs) were required to surrender them to police, render them inoperable, modify them so they cannot hold more than 10 rounds, or sell them to authorized owners. Those who failed to do so are guilty of a fourth-degree felony, punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison. How many of...
  • Bristol-Myers to buy Celgene in a $74 billion deal;

    01/08/2019 8:12:03 PM PST · by libh8er · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1.3.2019 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr
    Bristol-Myers Squibb is buying cancer drugmaker Celgene in a cash and stock deal valued at $74 billion, the companies announced Thursday. Under the agreement, Celgene shareholders will receive one Bristol-Myers Squibb share and $50 in cash for each share held, or $102.43 per share, a premium of 53.7 percent to Celgene's Wednesday close. Shares of Celgene surged 28 percent in midmorning trading, to near $85 per share, while shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb fell 11 percent. "Together with Celgene, we are creating an innovative biopharma leader, with leading franchises and a deep and broad pipeline that will drive sustainable growth and...
  • Rosario Dawson heard telling Cory Booker ‘I love you’

    01/08/2019 4:28:15 PM PST · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Page Six ^ | January 8, 2019
    Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson seem to be moving fast. Just on Sunday, The Post’s Richard Johnson reported that the New Jersey senator and the movie star had been spotted together catching a movie at the Regal Union Square on Thursday. Now Page Six is told that Dawson was heard saying — or, more specifically, singing — “I love you” to Booker. Spies at Saturday’s performance of Broadway hit “Dear Evan Hanson” say they were left in no doubt that Booker and Dawson — who brought Dawson’s daughter and Booker’s niece to see the show — are a couple.
  • High school to skip events officiated by referee who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks

    12/27/2018 10:30:35 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 32 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 12/27/2018 | Michael Frankel
    BUENA, N.J. -- A New Jersey school district says its wrestling team will no longer compete in events officiated by a referee who told a wrestler to lose his dreadlocks or forfeit his bout. The announcement came during an emergency meeting held Wednesday with the Buena Regional school board and members of the community. The groups that assign referees have already said they wouldn't assign the ref until further notice. Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson had his dreadlocks cut minutes before his match on Dec. 19. Johnson, who is black, had a cover over his hair, but referee...
  • N.J. gas station clerk shot to death during robbery. (Edison-Woodbridge border)

    12/20/2018 6:40:17 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | December 20, 2018 | Jeff Goldman
    A clerk at an Edison gas station convenience store was shot to death during a robbery early Thursday, authorities said. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey told NBC New York during an interview in front of the Speedway on Amboy Avenue that his office was investigating the incident as a robbery-homicide. The shooter fled after gunning down the worker around 4 a.m.
  • Edison gas station killer still hasn't been caught

    12/20/2018 8:14:25 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | Sergio Bichao
    EDISON — The manhunt continues Thursday night for the robber who shot and killed a gas station attendant. Prosecutors on Thursday night said the suspect was still at large after authorities in Perth Amboy announced that a man had been pulled over from a Lyft and arrested, suggesting that the suspect had been found. "While someone was being questioned regarding the fatal shooting at the Speedway Gas Station in Edison, he has been released from custody," the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said.
  • Million Plus NJ Gun Owners Defy State Law, Refuse to Turn Over Banned Gun Mags

    12/16/2018 9:14:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 88 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2018 | John Crump
    OpinionOver one million New Jersey Gun owners defy Governor Murphy's gun magazine ban & turn in demands of what some estimate is easily more than ten million now illegal standard capacity gun mags. New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- New Jersey's standard capacity magazine ban is now in effect making New Jersey's one million gun owners criminals in the eyes of the state. But in an act of mass definace, New Jersey residents refuse to comply. Any magazine holding more than ten rounds is now illegal in the Garden State. The standard magazine for an AR-15 holds 30 rounds. Glock 19s, which is...
  • Get Ready: With Democrats in Power, 2019 Will Be the Year of Gun Confiscation

    12/12/2018 5:41:46 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 42 replies
    The Lid ^ | 12/11/2018
    A court recently upheld New Jersey’s ban on firearm magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but state officials have steadfastly refused to inform the citizens just how they intend to enforce that law. But the fact that it was upheld and coupled with news in a growing list of other states — not to mention the noise from Washington DC proves that the Democrats intend to make 2019 the year of gun confiscation and ending the Second Amendment in every way without saying it openly. As to New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy signed the ban on extended magazines in...
  • Court of Appeals Upholds New Jersey Law Banning 15-Round Mags

    12/07/2018 7:17:49 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 54 replies
    GunsAmerica Digest ^ | 12/6/18 | Max Slowik
    A federal appeals court upheld New Jersey’s magazine-capacity-limit laws, arguing 2-1 that three 10-round magazines are just as good as two 15-rounders. They said that a magazine-capacity limit does not present a burden to self-defense. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal favored the decision to limit gun owners to 10-round magazines. (Photo: Grewal) Previously New Jersey residents had a magazine-capacity limit of 15 rounds, due to a law passed in 1990. The new law restricts gun owners to 10 rounds and they must modify, destroy or register any magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The law makes an...