Hypocrisy in Action: Gun Control Advocate Breaks Gun Laws While Teaching Gun Class

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Everytown’s Moms Demand Action
Everytown’s Moms Demand Action

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On October 19, 2019, Everytown’s Moms hosted a “Firearms 101” event at a New Jersey public library, featuring speaker Scott Pappalardo, its “volunteer leader.” The objective was to educate attendees on “firearms basics–how they work, how they are classified and how the permitting process works in NJ and in other states across the country.”

The New Jersey Second Amendment Society reports that Mr. Pappalardo relied on a variety of teaching aids in his presentation: live ammunition, several “large-capacity magazines,” unserialized 80 percent AR-15 lower receivers (along with the other parts necessary to assemble a workable AR-15 rifle), and a large dagger or bayonet.

Lecturing on how firearms and firearm components “are classified”in New Jersey presupposes some understanding of the state’s gun laws. Of course, whoever possessed, furnished and transported these props was bound by the applicable criminal laws.

New Jersey’s extreme gun laws include a ban on possessing a “large capacity ammunition magazine”(over ten rounds), unless the possessor has a registered “assault firearm”and the magazine is used for competitive shooting matches sanctioned by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship. Another law prohibits “transport”of these magazines, except by authorized law enforcement or military personnel. Unlicensed persons who obtain, separately or as part of a kit, a firearm frame or firearm receiver not imprinted with a serial number registered with a federally licensed manufacturer, or any combination of parts from which a firearm without a serial number may be assembled, are also liable to face criminal charges. (A frame or receiver in this context includes any object or part which is not a firearm frame or receiver, but “is designed or intended to be used for that purpose and which may readily be made into a firearm frame or receiver through milling or other means.”)

One would also expect the organizers to comply with the large print of the library use policies. The William G. Rohrer Memorial Library, which provided the “Firearms 101” meeting space, requires users to obey the library system’s “Code of Conduct.”This prohibits carrying any weapon into the library “unless authorized by law.” Users must also refrain from any activities or conduct “prohibited by law,”including, no doubt, state laws on weapons and firearms.

Without rushing to judgment on the New Jersey event, we may point out that this wouldn’t be the first time that anti-gun proponents have been tripped up by the very laws they enthusiastically support and want enforced against others.

Criminal hijinks (included gun-related crime) by members of Bloomberg’s original anti-gun group (Mayors Against Illegal Guns) were so routinely in the news that it likely prompted the “rebranding”of Bloomberg’s flagship into Everytown.

David Gregory, the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” brandished a 30-round magazine while interviewing NRA’s Wayne LaPierre, asking whether it was a good idea to ban “high-capacity magazines.”Such magazines were already illegal in the District of Columbia, where the interview occurred. It transpired that the network had contacted the police department prior to the interview and was timely informed that the D.C. Code criminalized possession of “high capacity magazines.”After Judicial Watch and others pressed for disclosure as to why there were no charges or arrests, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton commented, “Liberals in the District seem to think that they should be immune from the absurd and constitutionally-suspect gun laws they like and want enforced.”

In 2016, while making Katie Couric’s anti-gun “documentary,”the director, Stephanie Soechtig, disclosed she had engineered an interstate gun buy involving a Colorado resident purchasing firearms (including handguns) in a private sale in Arizona, insisting that the transaction was “perfectly legal.”

Not to be outdone by a few enterprising gun controllers, California state senator Leland Yee takes the crown as “the most two-faced gun control advocate ever.”Mr. Yee’s vociferous support of gun control measures earned him an A+ rating from the Brady Campaign and a place on its “Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll.”He subsequently plead guilty to federal charges that included an illegal weapons trafficking conspiracy. The FBI affidavit quotes Yee, in discussing one such arms transaction, as saying, “Do I care? No, I don’t care. People need certain things.”

It seems that there’s only one “loophole” in gun laws that anti-gunners are willing to stomach, and that’s the “gun control activist” loophole.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Boz
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Boz

David Gregory should be in prison for possessing a 30-rd magazine in D.C. After all, there is video evidence of him holding it. What’s good for the goose…

Circle8
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Circle8

Democrats and bloomberg people break the law all the time and media lies about it.

StWayne
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StWayne

The law and the truth do not apply to the left, only those not on it. This is where “the means justifies the ends,” comes home to roost. For a shining example of this: see Al Gore as he flies all to and fro whilst living in a mansion that consumes more resources than any ten average homes, whilst limiting your carbon footprint thereof. Why? Because it’s the message that counts, is why, and the “messenger” afforded all special privileges and considerations because the means do indeed, justify the ends. Hell, even past presidents are guarded until the day they… Read more »

JDT
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JDT

Do as I say, not as I do…

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

This one is easy to understand….All the animals on the farm are equal. It’s just that some are more equal then the rest. ~Animal Farm And being that they are more equal from the rest, those pesky laws don’t apply to them. They are SPECIAL. A special kind of CRAZY.

nrringlee
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nrringlee

They are not being arrested because although they violated NJ law they did not violate the most important law and that law is The Narrative. They meant well. In Progressive New Left world if you mean well the consequences of your actions are forgiven. Please understand one truth: the law is only one weapon of many used by leftists to suppress opposition. For them law is not a means by which we sustain civil order and domestic peace and prosperity. No, the law is simply one more weapon to impose power on the opposition and make them care very much… Read more »

Donttreadonme
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Why are they not being arrested?

Get Out
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Get Out

The most telling is why aren’t we reading these people have been arrested and charged?

RoyD
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RoyD

Obviously because that wouldn’t further the agenda.

Get Out
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Get Out

Let it be a gun owner that gets caught in possession of those items and he’d be arrested, charged of going armed to the terror of the people, guns and equipment confiscated. Proves they make BS anti-gun laws that don’t apply to them.

nrringlee
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nrringlee

There is. NRA and other sites are reporting a disabled combat Vet was arrested because he had two 30 round M-16 mags in his attic in New joisey. Case is in court now.

jack mac
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jack mac

We do not have to be ordained to preach the danger of allowing the establishment and enlarging a prohibited sub-citizen underclass. Too many citizen believe they can stay unaffected by allowing other citizens to be denied rights. Even too many pro-gun are sucked into this belief. Our citizens are being degraded into this class by pretenses far less than felony conviction.