STATE – A local mayor is criticizing a group that is sponsoring a contest to win a free firearm to get people to lobby Gov. Chris Christie to veto a series of pending gun control bills.
“Seven months and 10 days after the Newton, Conn. massacre that resulted in the murder of 20 children and seven adults, a callous activist is handing out guns to whomever urges the Governor to veto sensible gun control legislation,” Roselle Mayor Jamel C. Holley said. “As a mayor of a community committed to public safety, and as an outspoken member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, I find this to be a reckless stunt, insensitive to those fighting to keep our children safe. For the sake of countless New Jerseyans working to take guns off our streets, as well as basic decency, I urge the perpetrators of this PR stunt to cease immediately.”
The New Jersey Second Amendment Society is promoting the Stop The Gun Control Madness Gun Giveaway, which offers three potential prizes: a Kahr PM9 handgun and Comp-Tac holster, a Sig Sauer M400 Enhanced rifle & Aimpoint H-1 optic, or a Benelli Super Black Eagle II shotgun. To enter, people need to send a letter to Christie encouraging the governor to veto gun control bills passed by the Legislature before its summer recess.
(This article has been updated from an earlier version.)
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