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TRENTON — Still campaigning for a one-gun-a-month ordinance a Hudson County judge shot down in December, Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy successfully broadened his target today to include the entire state.

Considering a bill drafted at Healy’s request, members of the State Assembly’s Law and Public Safety Committee voted to send legislation that mirrors Healy’s Jersey City ordinance to the full Assembly for a vote.

“I’m happy,” Healy said after the unanimous vote. “Anything that slows up the flow of handguns to my city and every suburb is good thing.”

Alongside Jersey City Police Chief Thomas Comey, Healy testified yesterday before the seven-member panel. “I don’t have to tell you about the carnage that’s occurring (due to the proliferation of handguns),” Healy told the committee. “It’s really a federal plague that requires a federal cure. But we can’t sit on our hands idly.”

The proposed state legislation would bar anyone from purchasing more than one handgun during a calendar month and gun dealers from selling more than one handgun a month to the same individual.
 

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NJ is living proof that the liberals will stop at nothing, and that
making concessions to try to appease them is meaningless.

NJ has the WORST firearms laws in the country (save for maybe crook
county in IL and Washington DC) and yet liberal politicos are still
trying to add more dumbass laws there.

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By the way, here is something that will show what a stand up guy the Mayor of Jersey City really is...a true "party guy"....probably fit right in at a pub crawl in Boston...The Chief isn't too well thought of in the town either...He was only put in the job after they forced out the last Chief by political means..

Healy lawyers to huddle with Shore judge today
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
By KEN THORBOURNE
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy's legal team is due in Bradley Beach today to tell the municipal judge and prosecutor how they plan to proceed with the charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct pending against the mayor, court officials said.

Healy doesn't have to be at the pre-trial conference, however, and likely won't be: He's scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., attending a "National Gun Summit" of mayors.

Healy's attorneys are expected to tell the court what arguments they plan to make in Healy's defense, as well as what evidence is likely to be introduced in the trial, a municipal court official said.

The charges against Healy stem from an incident that took place on June 17, around 2 a.m., just outside a tavern owned by Healy's sister and brother-in-law. Bradley Beach police said they repeatedly told Healy to stay out of a police matter, and when he didn't, they forcibly arrested him.

Healy said he was trying to help police sort out a spat between a man and a woman, but that one of the officers - Terry Browning - became belligerent. He said Browning flung him to the ground, cuffed his hands behind his back and then pepper-sprayed him in each eye. Browning then shoved his wife Maureen to the ground when she came to his aid, Healy has said.

On Dec. 18, a Monmouth County grand jury decided not to indict Browning on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and official misconduct. At that point, the charges against Healy were kicked back to the municipal court for disposition. Healy also faces a charge of obstruction of administration of law.

Neither of Healy two attorneys - James Fagan of Freehold and Ralph Lamparello of Secaucus - returned phone calls to comment yesterday.

The Bradley Beach Municipal Judge is Mark T. Apostolou and the municipal prosecutor is Jason Shamy.





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