Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- The Twitterverse has exploded over the last few weeks after NJ Senate President, Steve” Sellout” Sweeney stated “I will never support Concealed Carry” during one of his regular “Twitter Thursday” events with constituents, then proceeded to blame those same constituents insistence that he directly answer questions concerning NJ Gun Laws as the reason why “common sense” solutions cant proceed.
But people have come forward privately to claim that the Senate President has told them in face to face conversations that he holds a NJ Concealed Carry Permit. Are rumors and third party information sufficient proof? Depends on who you ask. If your an ultra liberal Democrat in the State Legislature, then rumors and innuendo are more then sufficient to launch full blown investigations into the slightest mis step by your opponents. If your the same liberal Democrat that has rumors swirling about you however, then they are simply that, nothing but rumors and slanderous falsehoods, engineered by your enemies to bring you down a peg, to be shrugged off as dismissively and easily as respecting your Oath of Office.
Will we ever know for certain about the existence of a NJ State Carry Permit issued in the name of Steve Sweeney? Unlikely, as the State doesn’t release that information, although Sweeney himself could answer the question by authorizing a release or issuing a statement to address it. At least Dianne Feinstein had the guts ( and I use that word extremely loosely) to openly admit to having a Carry Permit herself, whilst simultaneously using every tool at her disposal to deny that right to others and seize their lawfully owned firearms along the way. Who would have thought? A big, burly Iron Worker, bested in the “courage” Dept by a frail, narcissistic despot from San Francisco.
Again, I use words like “courage” and “guts” for illustrative purposes only, as Feinstein is truly devoid of both.
If it turns out to be true that Sweeney does hold a NJ Carry Permit, does anyone actually believe he has gone to the effort of completing the training requirements and shooting a qualifying score on the NJ State Police test that is mandatory under the law in order to be issued a valid permit?
Or is it much more likely his paperwork was simply rubber-stamped by a sympathetic Judge? Its not exactly unprecedented.
When NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney says “I will never support Concealed Carry”. What he is actually saying is that it is perfectly acceptable to him if a random number of innocent Citizens are victimized by violent criminals as sacrifices on the altar of Anti Gun Ideology. Such as Dustin Friedland, tragically gunned down while protecting his wife from a gang of vicious repeat criminals shortly before Christmas.
When NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney says “I will never support Concealed Carry”, what he is saying is, it is of no consequence to him how many women are brutalized, raped and often murdered because the choice to defend themselves has been taken out of their hands. Especially if to do otherwise might cost him votes.
When NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney says “I will never support Concealed Carry” what he means is, he will never support Concealed Carry for “the little people” , those annoying Constituents who continue to pester him with questions about why he is not taking his Oath to defend their Rights more seriously.
And when NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney says “as long as I am Senate President, you can rest assured that not a single Anti Gun Bill will reach the house floor”. What he really meant was, I’ll sell you and your Rights out from under you in a heartbeat if I decide that keeping my word might cost me higher office.
So how about that, Steve? Are you willing to man up, come clean and publicly state whether you do or do not hold a NJ Carry Permit? And if you do, why you feel your life and the lives of your loved ones are more valuable then the lives of those you swore an Oath to serve?
About Dan Roberts Dan Roberts is a grassroots supporter of gun rights that has chosen AmmoLand Shooting Sports News as the perfect outlet for his frank, ‘Jersey Attitude’ filled articles on Guns and Gun Owner Rights.As a resident of the oppressive state of New Jersey he is well placed to be able to discuss the abuses of government against our inalienable rights to keep and bear arms as he writes from deep behind NJ’s Anti-Gun iron curtain. Read more from Dan Roberts or email him at DRoberts@ammoland.com You can also find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dan.roberts.18