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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.

21st century concerned citizen April 20, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Where is Scott Garrett? Or doesn't he understand we have a Gun Issue in the this country
Arkius April 20, 2013 at 04:21 PM
We don't have a gun issue in this country; we have gun owners with mental health issues in this country; we have liberal politicians using gun related tragedies as props issues in this country; we have uninformed citizens willingly being led around by their noses issues in this country. Scott Garrett? Scott Garrett doesn't want to be seen with hobnobbing with the uninformed.
Tee Smyth April 20, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Umm. OK. I maintain that when a mass murderer chooses to become one, he/she will obtain his/her weapon by any means necessary: legally or not.
icar12 April 20, 2013 at 07:41 PM
This is an INSANITY rally, where the insane anti-everything liberal scared old Jewish ladies gather in an attempt to ban everything. Stay off our backs and out of our backyards! All the gun owners will be holding there own vigil.
Jim Dunleavy April 20, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Scott Garrett does what he is told, by Boehner. Look they all scurried away, afraid of the NRA and their money in the 2014 elections, that is why the bills did not pass, not because philosophically a majority in the Senate did not agree...most actually did. These insanity rallies as you call them will be many and frequent in this country until people realize that the NRA is a trade organization, not a civil rights organization. They represent the gun industry and not gun owners. So all you gun owning NRA members out there, whose pulling who by whose nose?
Teaneck_Resident April 21, 2013 at 12:56 AM
I was going to attened but based on the speakers and screening this is one of those "guns are bad" so we need more laws. But the question is if guns are banned and violence still happens what should the gun grabbers ban next? I know...breathing...lets ban breathing and we will all be safe. Weinberg and the rest of these fools need to stop blaming the tool and start addressing the root causes of violence and that is hate. I'll be honest I'm amazed that Weinberg and her clueless flock of idiots have not introduced legislation to ban pressure cookers. Maybe we need to introduce legislation to ban these fools from thinking they know what is best.
Art Vatsky April 21, 2013 at 05:37 AM
This is a complicated political problem. Consider the Newtown incident. If there had been a law saying a firearm left unlocked and used in a crime incriminates the gun owner, would that be OK? Such a law might have helped the father who left a LOADED rifle around that his 4 yr old used to accidently kill a 6 yr old playmate. His life is toast anyway, knowing he enabled his son to be an innocent killer. What about family violence? Families with guns are at a greater risk of gun violence than unarmed families. I don't know if we can stop the big incidents but the proper law will lower the accidents, the family violence, the enablers of big incidents to see the light. If you left your car on the street with the keys in the ignition, the door unlocked, and the engine running, would you be surprised if someone drove away with it and did harm? Leave a gun out, with the magazine full and the safety off, you are asking for trouble. Everyone gets angry from time to time. We can't make anger illegal. We just have to put some distance between anger and a gun.
Legal Notice April 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM
This constitutional attack on our bill of rights by NJ biggest abortion advocate is just another reason why NJ patriots should support Weinbergs political opponent in this years election no matter who he or she is. every citizen in NJ knows how difficult it is for law abiding citizens to get a NJ FID Card including the looney left. Weinberg already admitted that she does NOT know the contents and ramifications of most of the laws that she passes. Its time to remove her from office.
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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