NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Announces Multi-State Crackdown On Guns
“Until Congress and the president produce action on gun violence, we must do our best to keep our states safe,” Murphy announced on Thursday
By Tom Davis, Patch Staff | Feb 22, 2018 10:11 am ET | Updated Feb 22, 2018 11:07 am ET
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Additionally, participating states will share information about individuals who are prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm within each state. The current lack of information-sharing between the four states has prevented state law enforcement agencies from knowing if an individual has attempted to purchase or permit a weapon in a neighboring state, according to Murphy.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but if a disqualified person even attempts to buy a weapon, they are subject to arrest.
If the state Gooferments would just do their job, then there would be no need for “information sharing”.
I know Virginia had a very aggressive cooperative effort between gun dealers and the State Police having personally witnessed two arrests for attempted purchases by DQed individuals while I was at the gun range. The dealer’s employee said that they had cooperated with the State Police on numerous occasions. All that was required was that the Federal Instacheck system be operational; he didn’t have a high opinion on it’s reliability. That dealer had a policy of not making delivery of a gun if the system was down. If fact, when it was up, he called folks to come in and pick up their orders. I also say them refuse to sell a gun to individuals on numerous times for various reasons but mostly on “qualification” — one that I overheard was the individual tell the sales guy that the buyer had never held a gun before, the sales guy called the owner over, and the dealership owner insisted he take a free NRA class before he would sell him a gun. I was very impressed with their policy and diligence. The disappointed owner left. Owner said to the clerk: “Accident waiting to happen but not on my conscience.”
I’ve stopped advocating for gun rights with folks who don’t know the issues. All I do now is share the meme:
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