October 12, 2008

Jersey City Mayor Loses in Court, Continues to Push Anti-Gun Ordinance

JERSEY CITY, NJ--A state appellate court struck down Mayor Jerramiah Healy's "one handgun a month" ordinance for Jersey City, but Healy is hoping state legislators will make it a state law instead.

The New Jersey Appellate Division issued a decision upholding a 2006 Hudson County Superior Court ruling that invalidated the Jersey City ordinance that would limit handgun purchases to one per month per individual.

The ordinance had been pushed by Healy and approved by the City Council in 2006.

Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy

Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy is hoping the state of New Jersey will adopt his one-gun-purchase-per-month ordinance.

But it met with opposition from various gun rights advocates, including longtime Jersey City gun dealer Frank Caso and the New Jersey chapter of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

On Monday, Healy held a press conference in front of City Hall to announce he is working with state legislators to make the ordinance a state law.

State Assemblywoman Joan Quigley (D-Jersey City) announced at the conference that she will push the one-handgun bill she had already co-sponsored with Assemblyman Joe Vas (D-Perth Amboy). It passed in the Assembly in June but it has to be approved in the state Senate before it can be signed into law by Gov. Jon Corzine.

Comments (3)

No surprise he tried it after all Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin makes up her own laws and the Federal Judge Shoob lets her do it. God help us if Osama wins.

Posted by: TBILL | October 17, 2008 2:19 PM    Report this comment

Typical of the 'freedom loving' liberals in the Democratic Party - they will continue to 'push through' for anything that smacks of 'gun control'. Talk about violation of rights! These guys wrote the book on it!

Posted by: Hacker15 | October 16, 2008 5:02 PM    Report this comment

I do not believe that one handgun a month will stop, deter, even put a tiny dent in crime. It is just baby steps in their attempt to ban guns altogether.

Posted by: Robert J | October 16, 2008 11:52 AM    Report this comment

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