About that Trenton, NJ art festival shooting…
Right off the bat, I assumed it was gang related. And that’s just what the cops are saying.
I figured the shooter(s) would be prohibited persons already. And, at least, the dead one was; felony manslaughter, shot a guy to death.
And I assumed guns would blamed. Yep.
So Gov. Murphy thinks criminals sentences are too long. The dead asshole had been sentenceed to 18 years on the manslaughter charge. He picked up an additional 6 years for helping run a gang inside the prison. 2004 (year sentenced) + 18 + 6 = 2028.
Under ol’ Murph’s new policies, the scumbag got an early release in February of this year. Whereupon he apparently went right out and got another gun, somehow bypassing as those New Jersey laws that apply to the honest, non-criminal folks.
Seems Murph also defunded a post-release employment assistance program that supposedly helped reduce the recidivsm rate. Murph apparently thinks a life of crime is dandy.
Now, Jersey already had some of the toughest victim disarmament laws in the country, and the gov signed 6 more gun control bills into law shortly before this shooting. It makes it even tougher to be a law-abiding gun owner, yet somehow doesn’t stop early-released thugs.
Did Murphy suddenly see the error of his ways? Of course not. He’s calling for more victim disarmament laws.
So he lets violent criminals out, limits their non-criminal employment options…
And disarms their prey. How helpful.
Is it bribery, or is he a member of one of those gangs?