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New Jersey Town To Require Distance Between Gun Stores, Schools

Bearing Arms – by Tom Knighton

In my neck of the woods, people get rather squirrely about alcohol. They don’t want it to be sold in certain places like near schools, churches, or other such places. People who support these laws forget that there’s literally nothing stopping people from bringing said alcohol as close to the church as they want–they also forget that not all faiths have a prohibition against alcohol, but that’s another topic for another time.

A town in New Jersey is looking to start treating gun stores the same as liquor stores are treated here.  

The Piscataway Town Council has passed an ordinance that would ban the sale of firearms in certain areas of the town.

Under the measure, the retail sale of guns would be banned near schools, day care sites, college campuses, medical facilities, bars, parks, places of worship and similar sites.

“The federal government has been willingly absent on the epidemic of gun violence,” Councilmember Steven Cahn said in a statement.  “It is left to states and local governments to protect our residents, so we acted.”

They acted and accomplished less than nothing.

These regulations will do nothing but make it difficult for law-abiding gun stores to open. As a result, these stores may well be forced to be located outside of the town’s jurisdiction.

Yes, I know they’re fine with that, but like with alcohol, there’s nothing that can stop those firearms from being transported back into the town. In fact, that’s probably what’s going to happen with them. They’ll be purchased and transported all over the town.

But the town won’t benefit at all from those sales. No property taxes being paid by the store, for example. And no sales tax, in case the state of New Jersey decided to allow communities to set their own sales taxes. No fees being generated. Nothing. Absolutely no benefit will be derived economically from that store even existing.

All because they wanted to make it a pain to open one.

Look, firearms are portable. If they weren’t, they’d be called “artillery.” By their very nature, they are meant to be taken anywhere they need to go. Relegating their sale to certain parts of the town won’t make anyone any safer. Not in the least.

Especially since those who are inclined to do bad things aren’t likely to be using a gun store anyway.

As things stand, everyone is still focused on how the Parkland killer got his weapon. They’re ignoring the myriad of other such killers who stole their gun. They’re ignoring the plethora of breakdowns that lead to that killer even being able to get a firearm. They’re ignoring all reality to focus on the fact that the gun sale took place at a gun store.

Stop.

There is a whole other level to gun violence in this country, and if you want to combat it, you need to consider real, concrete alternatives to trying to treat the gun like an evil talisman. It’s not. It’s a tool that has served hero and villain alike. It has no volition of its own.

The problem, as always, is people.

Unless you’re also going to keep people from those buildings, no one will ever be any safer in those places.

Bearing Arms

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7 Responses to New Jersey Town To Require Distance Between Gun Stores, Schools

  1. Martist says:

    “All because they wanted to make it a pain to open one.”

    Opening a store or to purchase its inventory, to cause a “pain” in either regards, is an “infringement”.

    This isn’t about who benefits from the sale of it. That’s not open for debate or discussion and doesn’t matter a rats patootey if it does or NOT!!!

    Quit pandering to their semantics and give them one of two fingers. Middle, and if you don’t like that one, the trigger . F. U.

    • Martist says:

      In addition, these are the people in the crosshairs threatening our freedom. If words are scary, I question your will to make them fall out of your sights after the “bang”. The wordplay they use only buys them time and zio-joo state thugs that will do the same to YOU in a nanosecond. After all, this IS war. Words are foreplay.

  2. flee says:

    I would suggest distancing gun stores from liquor stores and the smack crack house.

    Because I believe in providing viable practical solutions.

    I mean…

    The last thing I wanna do is insult my integrity online.

    That would be “digital diddling”… yourself.

    That’s when you go on your social media and lie and edit about what people think ur.

    e.g….

    Hi… My name is Flee…

    I have 44″DD Breasts…and a 13” penis.

    And when I’m passed out.

    I look like Brad Pitt.

  3. JoeSTP says:

    In the 80’s they did this with “Stripper clubs” and now they moved the Stripper clubs into the schools and Gov. offices, so now they have gun shops to play with!!!

  4. Enemy of the State says:

    I got my hair cut in NC once while on a job down there

    Barbershop in front ? Gun store out back got my hair cut and bought a box of 45LC and a box of 44 Mag… school just down the street about 300 yds or so , and 100 yds the other way was the county Bld. and 100 yds the other way was the drug store and liquor store , court house across the street

    some places in small town USA, these wet dreams of the liberals cant exist .. just doesnt fit ..go pound sand

  5. Enemy of the State says:

    I got my hair cut in NC once while on a job down there

    Barbershop in front ? Gun store out back got my hair cut and bought a box of 45LC and a box of 44 Mag… school just down the street about 300 yds or so , and 100 yds the other way was the county Bld. and 100 yds the other way was the drug store and liquor store , court house across the street

    some places in small town USA, these wet dreams of the liberals cant exist .. just doesnt fit ..go pound sand

  6. Cynicles says:

    Good. Maybe the guns stores will stop attacking the schools.

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