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Governor Mocks Gun Owners

Jeff Katz
March 27, 2020 - 12:08 pm

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) laughed at a voter who called him out for issuing an emergency coronavirus order that would suspend all gun sales in the state while traveling himself with armed guards.

The unidentified citizen said asked, "If less guns reduce crime, will you give up your personal bodyguards?"

He continued, "Your executive actions closed down gun stores, saying they're 'non-essential.' The poorest minorities living in the most dangerous cities with the highest crime rates now have absolutely no way of buying a firearm. I’ve lived in Newark, so I understand this first hand."

Murphy responded by saying that he and the man had "philosophical" differences about the role guns play in society, and insisted that "a safer society has fewer guns, not more guns. And the guns that do exist are in the hands of the right people - particularly trained members of law enforcement."

Then, after referencing a law enforcement member standing next to him, the governor laughed and said, "It is what it is."

A gun owner asked NJ @GovMurphy about his order to stop firearm transfers. He asked @GovMurphy if he will get rid of his armed guards too. @GovMurphy laughed in his face. @GovMurphy said he hadn't received one complaint. Send your message to this freedom-hating governor ➡️ @GovMurphy.

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