New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- Here's a report from the “Front Lines” in Westfield NJ: by one of our member who was there today on the scene.
The Move On crowd was very disappointed that we were there, and WE WERE STRONG!
It started-out about equal in numbers, and then we got more people to show-up than they did! We out-powered their PA system with our chanting, we had more people & more signs.
We had several Gadston flags. NBC-4 from NYC was there with a cameraman & Reporter Pat Battle. She interviewed some of both sides, and brought-up “Assault Weapons” and how the 2A wasn't intended to be used to defend assault weapons, to which our responder said that “the Bible is 2K years old, so do we throw that out too?”.
A passerby (unknown to us) drove to Dunkin Donuts and bought us A box of Joe and a dozen donuts & brought it all back for us to have in the cold! The Move-On crowd started dissipating only an hour after the Protest started, but we hung in there and made sure the entire area was picked-up garbage-wise. NJ2AS was there for at least 3/4 hour longer than Move-On. A lot of us went in to the Congressman's Office to give our thanks for his support of the 2A, including myself.
I and several others got a chance to speak with one of the other side's Protestors. She's from Alabama. We told her about how some of the proposed laws don't make any sense, and outlined specifics. By the time we parted ways, she not only saw our side of the story, but agreed with me that our Politicians in Trenton are either ignorant or just plain screwing with us, especially in reference to the proposed .50 cal ban and how it would affect flintlocks and cap locks due to bad wording of the Bill. When I pointed out that this is the third time “her side” is trying this BS and since they all make 6 figure incomes & are supposed to be smart, she got upset at the Politicians and said, “I see what you mean” & ” My brother is a reenactor and uses old black powder guns. Why would anybody want to ban them?” I told her that the proposed Bills were deliberately written the way they were as an attempt at gun-grabbing. She stated she thought she might be “on the wrong side”.
Everyone was orderly, the Cops were O-K with us and warned us to move our vehicles if they were parked in an adjacent private lot, which was nice of them.