New Jersey’s Top Anti-Gun Senator, Frank Lautenberg Dead

Frank Lautenberg
Frank Lautenberg
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Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), the last World War II veteran in the Senate and the chamber’s oldest member, died Monday morning. He was 89.

Lautenberg, was an unabashed supporter of gun control and his signature piece of legislation the “Lautenberg Amendment” that was supposed to target Domestic Violence, but is infamous for entrapping innocents whose cases were later over turned, will live on.

The senator, who survived a bout with blood cancer in 2010, had been in failing health for the last few months and had been absent from the Senate floor for much of the year. His office issued a statement in early April citing “muscle weakness and fatigue” that prevented him from traveling.

The senator's office confirmed Lautenberg's death in a Monday morning statement:

United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the Senate, passed away due to complications from viral pneumonia at 4:02 a.m. today at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. He was 89 years old. Senator Lautenberg is survived by his wife, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg; six children and their spouses, Ellen Lautenberg and Doug Hendel, Nan and Joe Morgart, Josh and Christina Lautenberg, Lisa and Doug Birer, Danielle Englebardt and Stuart Katzoff, Lara Englebardt Metz and Corey Metz; and 13 grandchildren.

Earlier this year, Lautenberg announced that he would not seek reelection.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will fill the vacant Senate seat. Fox News speculates that could be up and coming hoplophobe and Mayor of Newark, NJ, Cory Booker.

  • 11 thoughts on “New Jersey’s Top Anti-Gun Senator, Frank Lautenberg Dead

    1. Ya, we got rid of one scumbag, but it looks like Christie is going to pee in our face and help the dems retain this seat. Not only that but I’ll bet he signs most if not all of the gun bills on his desk. Why we can’t get a real republican for governor in NJ I don’t know. We get these deocrats dressed up as republicans.
      We had another Chrisy for governor and she was a disaster also. I am concidering not voting for Christie in the fall, I’ll just skip that line.

    2. This is GREAT news , now if only the rest of the democratic Senate would join him in hell .

    3. I did not agree with anything this fellow espoused, however, he did what many of his Democratic friends did not do. He served his country during a war and did not shirk his duty. That portion of his history deserves recognition and the thanks of our nation. RIP to a veteran.

    4. Glad the motherf**r is dead He needs to take a whole lot more with his I shed no tears for him

    5. Now if the Lord would call for…mc cain,shumer,fienstein,dorbin,mc carthy..traitors all…to their final resting place…the Republic may agin be saved….only by God’s hand will this happen…imho

    6. Sen Lautenberg like his Cohort Sen Specter were hard core Zionists. They have sold out the integrity of the political office. Since 1986 Tax Reform Act Section 1706 Lautenberg sold out US Labor for a fast buck for his business Automatic Data Processing (ADP).
      See Docs Section PDF File of Web Site See also
      http://www.voy.com/154698/2/4328.html
      Lautenberg followed this agenda. Perhaps he will reside with the Annenberg’s and Specter for his legacy
      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/press_box/2002/10/citizen_annenberg.html

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