Statements about Guns

"Polls show that 96 percent of New Jerseyans – and 95 percent of gun households in the state – support expanding background checks to keep guns away from those who shouldn’t have them."

"In 2011 alone, 269 New Jerseyans were killed by gun violence."

"We have over 300,000,000 weapons, firearms in this country. That’s almost as big as the population."

"You see 34 people (are) murdered every single day" by gunfire in America.

"One of the key things about Leonard Lance is that in 2008, when you look at [the] Project Vote Smart website, he was not for guns. Now he has gone too far to the right, saying that you can carry concealed weapons in national parks."

"Guns have murdered more Americans here at home in recent years than have died on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan."

Says under federal law "we do not have any limitation on the number of guns and bullets we can buy."

"As we watch the news from Colorado with horror and sympathy for the families, we should remember that each day more than 80 Americans are killed by gunfire, unnecessary tragedies."

Says "in our gun laws we’re allowing domestic abusers to sidestep this ban on getting a gun. The loophole allows a convicted abuser to walk into a gun show and walk out with a gun, no questions asked."

"We haven't had any legislation which took away one gun in the past 20 years from anybody in this country--not one." 

Says "if you are shot in the city of Newark, you have over an 80 percent chance that you've been arrested before an average of 10 times."

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