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February 11, 2020 7:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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by Black Wire Media Tues. Feb. 11, 2020

Second Amendment advocate, gun owner and Vernon Twp., NJ resident Jessica Bennet has called-out Sussex County's newspaper of record, the NJ Herald of Newton, NJ, for not printing her Letter to the Editor. Bennet wrote to the Herald in response to its coverage (or lack thereof) of the NJ 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Resolution movement which actually got its start in neighboring West Milford Twp. last year. Two weeks ago Vernon Twp. held a Town Council meeting, and several Vernon residents spoke on the 2A Sanctuary issue, with a former educator stealing the limelight from Bennet and several other 2A supporters. In the two weeks since, the newspaper has gone about its business, which is to say at a minimum, a constant "feel" of anti-Second Amendment reporting. In an attempt to balance the Sussex Co. newspaper of record's omission, we bring you Bennet's thus far UNPUBLISHED Letter to the Editor:

"Former educator Bob Kirchmer cited the devastating murders of Giorgio Gallara, and Jeremy Giordano as evidence of the need for red flag laws and gun control.

Red flag laws and all the gun control in the world would not have prevented these murders. The perpetrators of this crime used STOLEN guns to commit the murders.

There were no background checks, no mental health checks, no character references, no anything. They used stolen guns to commit a crime, as lawbreakers do. Further supporting the point made multiple times at Monday’s Town Council meeting, gun control does nothing to prevent law breakers from committing crimes, it only hurts law-abiding gun owners.

These types of activists support their arguments using stories that tug at your heartstrings to shift you towards emotional rather than logical thinking. That’s most likely why Bob mentioned these killings, he knows the community is sensitive to them. It’s sad someone would sink so low and re-open an old wound to try and support his unfounded, unconstitutional argument.

Furthermore, the murderers were both products of a broken home. Look at statistics and you’ll see most mass shooters also come from broken homes. The answer to America’s problem isn’t gun legislation, it’s fixing the breakdown of the family structure and sufficiently treating mental illness.

Several weeks ago a 2A rally was held in Virginia where 20,000 gun owners carried 20,000 guns, not a single shot was fired. That weekend in Chicago six people were murdered by criminals using ILLEGAL guns.

Stripping down our Second Amendment doesn’t protect the public, it hurts law abiding citizens and makes us all more vulnerable to criminals.

We 2A supporters also plan on returning if this resolution goes to a vote. The difference is we have the truth, and the constitution on our side.

Jessica “Bennet”, Vernon"

Original NJ Herald story (for reference) of January 29th, 2020 can be found here:…/second-amendment-draft-resolution-sparks…


When fairness in reporting is at issue you can always count on CNJFO to get the TRUTH to our readers. We welcome our frustrated readership to supply factual accounts and up-close, clear & sharp images of happenings throughout NJ as we can't be everywhere at once. Our Editorial staffers attended the Richmond, VA pro-2A Rally Ms. Bennet mentioned in her piece, and stood side-by-side with all those thousands of open-carrying gun owners, never feeling safer 

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