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'Stand Up for Gun Sanity' Rally Planned in Bergen County Sunday

Senator Loretta Weinberg to speak at Ridgewood event

A number of prominent gun control activists will be gathering in Ridgewood on Sunday for a "sanity" rally.

The "stand up for gun sanity" rally – which features speakers and the screening of film Living for 32 – is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday at Ridgewood's Christ Episcopal Church. 

"Come stand with the majority who support common sense legislation to prevent homicides, suicides and mass murders," the flyer reads.

Featured speakers include:

  • Loretta Weinberg, NJ State Senate Majority Leader
  • Robert Gordon, NJ State Senator
  • Carole Stiller, NJ Million Mom March Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Richard Muti, author and former mayor of Ramsey
  • Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, President, NJ Together Against Gun Violence
  • Joseph Chuman, Professor of Human Rights and Leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

The event will also feature a screening of the film Living for 32, a film exploring both the 32 victims of the Virginia Tech shooting and the average of 32 people killed by guns on a daily basis in America.

Teaneck_Guns April 21, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Like all the other gun grabbers, Jim, you just make up whatever you want. You can't allow yourselves to admit that people believe in the right to self-defense, regardless of the opinions of the Ethical Culture Society and all the other people who are ignorant of guns and irrationally scared of them. According to you, everyone who disagrees is just being led by the nose. It couldn't be that they have good reasons in support of their opinions. In your view, there's no legitimate dissent from leftism.
Teaneck_Guns April 21, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Here's an example of the sorts of reasoned arguments from the other side - the kinds of arguments that your side can't bring itself to respond to: http://teaneck.patch.com/articles/letter-gun-control-proposals-would-not-stop-shootings
Caroline D April 21, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Why do the comments of so many anti-gun control folks invariably devolve into nasty personal attacks devoid of rational argument? Those in attendance today will be exercising one of the most important aspects of our democracy - the right to assemble and openly discuss government policy, a right presumably cherished on both sides of the aisle. When our lawmakers uphold or make laws the vast majority of citizens deem outside the public interest, then speaking out and taking action is in fact our obligation. Unfortunately I can't attend today's event, but I stand with everyone working to strengthen gun control laws and will participate in future efforts, including campaigns to block the re-election of lawmakers in the pocket of the anti-gun control lobby.
Teaneck_Resident April 21, 2013 at 07:35 PM
I have to wonder how many anti-gun folks in Boston were wishing they had a firearm when the one bomber was on the loose?
Teaneck_Resident April 22, 2013 at 01:51 AM
This rally was bad...really...really....bad. The one speaker from the Ethical Culture Society, Dr. Joseph Chuman, called those how own guns people full of fear. Who feared a home invasion or feared the rapist that may come and rape his daughter. This guy is nothing more than Hitler in Bergen County. I guess he doesn't worry about a home invasion or a rapist attacking his daughter or wife. So be it, that is his problem. The most disgusting part was that the crowd gave Fuhrer Chuman a standing ovation. In his own words: "This is their culture, grounded as it is on a hyper-individualism that harbors a visceral distrust of neighbors and is nurtured on a survivalist apocalyptic fantasy of end-time war against government authorities," Chuman said. "Maybe they should look to contemporary Syria as a fulfillment of their glorious visions." I don't distrust my neighbors, I'm not a hyper-individual nor am I preparing for the apocalypses. But I'll be damned if I can't protect my wife or daughter from a home invasion or rapist.

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