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In today’s Bergen Record, there is an article about guns and the race here in NJ-5 between Dennis Shulman and Scott Garrett.  And in this article (not surprisingly) is a number of thoughts, mischaracterizations and outright misleading comments about Dennis Shulman and his views on gun ownership.

In the press conference announcing Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement of Shulman, both of them had a lot to say about guns and gun ownership.  Not surprisingly, none of this seems to matter to Garrett as he panders to gun owners’ fears about the "evil lib’rul boogyman who wants to take all of your guns away".  And the following comment by a Garrett supporter is quite telling of the fearmongering that Garrett has resorted to:

Gas station owner Bob Guidone of Wantage received his postcard in the mail on Monday, but didn't need any convincing. He's a big Garrett supporter, and says the incumbent understands his constituents.

"Up here, we like our freedom and we do like to hunt," Guidone said. The biggest issue for Guidone is his right to bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment, and he's suspicious of what Obama's recent pledge to "redistribute the wealth" would mean for a small business owner like himself.

"We work hard and we don't rely on government handouts," he said. "And don't forget that Hitler took all the guns away. That's how he took over Germany."

Yes, Hitler and a rabbi from Northern New Jersey have a LOT in common.  Right....

The reality is, Shulman is against a few very sensible things relating to guns – none of which apply to anyone that isn’t, quite frankly, such a fanatic that they are willing to put the safety of children and innocent citizens about their own extreme narrow and uncompromising agenda.  And so I will put it very clearly (as both Shulman and Bloomberg said very clearly on numerous occasions):

Dennis Shulman does not want to, nor has he said that he has any interest in "taking guns away" from hunters or gun owners who are not criminals.  


What Shulman has said is that he can’t understand why lawful gun owners and hunters either can’t see the difference between (or are being duped by the NRA) child safety locks on guns so that kids don’t accidentally shoot themselves in the head.   Or the difference between hunting or collecting guns and loopholes that allow gun dealers who have lost their license to sell guns being able to sell them on the streets – getting them into the hands of criminals who kill innocent bystanders, whether they are teens or soldiers.

It is really that straightforward.  Hunters will keep their guns.  Anyone who says otherwise is either lying or, well, lying.  To make a vote based on false beliefs is a shame and a travesty that someone is either willfully or willingly uninformed when making such a huge decision.

And it is time that gun owners, gun collectors and hunters in NJ-5 know the truth about Dennis Shulman, as well as the misleading information they are getting from Scott Garrett and the NRA.


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Originally posted to clammyc on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 05:40 AM PDT.

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  •  BTW, this also applies to Obama (18+ / 0-)

    the NRA is putting out very deceitful mailers and ads talking about "taking your guns away".  

    It may not ultimately matter as much to Obama's campaign, but it is a big deal in parts of this district.

    And as we have seen from many posts here, Garrett is a lunatic.

  •  Although (1+ / 0-)
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    none of the goopers are tagging themselves with the scarlet letter "R" this season, we can always infer which of them are cozy with the "party that shall not be named".

    If they use the word "Liberal", and they look like there is something stinky on their upper lip when they say it, you're probably being lied to.

    Here in Maryland, Andy Harris has pulled out all the stops and is running so scared he's got a bunch of Joe Sixpacks standing next to their pick-em-up trucks claiming to be democrats that don't want to have their taxes raised by the stinkin' liberal Kratovil, who is running as an independent.

    Kratovil is endorsed by a Republican, who actually claims to be one, Wayne Gilchrest.

    Lies are the last refuge for these scoundrels trying desperately to stay in office.

    Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. Thomas Jefferson 6/11/1807

    by Patriot4peace on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 05:52:30 AM PDT

    •  I noticed that Garrett is running... (1+ / 0-)
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      clammyc that refers to him as an "independent for change."

      He is an extremely vile wingnut, and a lot of us here in NJ-05 are sick of him.

      Unfortunately, many folks up here simply do not pay any attention, and they'll likely vote for the name they recognize in these downticket races.

      This is also a very red corner of the state, so anyone with the R next to them on the ballet will get a certain number of default votes.

      My next door neighbors are essentially drunken hillbillys who do only enough day work to restock their beer coolers between fishing days and hunting days. When we chatted about this election the other day, the husband stated:

      "Well (burp), I'm a votin' fer Garrett. He'sh a good 'un, won't take my guns and he loves Jaysus."

      (note: This conversation took place around 8:30am, and he was already in the tank for the day. He's a carpenter who has oddly managed to keep all his digits, despite his constant drinking and reckless behavior. Also, I never understood how a man born and bred (if you can call it that) in northern NJ has a thick southern drawl. I expect it's a pro-Bush affectation, though he couldn't spell that to save his life.)

      I tried pointing out some of the gems of Garrett's record, voting against reining in war profiteering, huge tax dollars given to giant businesses, his tax scam, etc. None of that matters, as Garrett loves Jaysus. Oddly, he doesn't seem to realize that Shulman is a Rabbi, nor did I clue him in.

      I think my neighbor has bypassed "low information voter", skipped "no information voter" and is proudly ensconced in the arena of "negative information voters."

      "It's never too late to have a happy childhood" - Tom Robbins

      by ARS on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 06:29:42 AM PDT

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  •  What is the obsession with guns? (3+ / 0-)

    Did you read about the 9-yr old boy killed while shooting an uzi (it recoiled and shot him in the head) while his father watched?

    Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann (and btw, the bike in kayakbiker is a bicycle)

    by Kayakbiker on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 05:58:16 AM PDT

  •  We just got a mailer from the NRA (1+ / 0-)
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    yesterday.  Normie got an "A" from the NRA and Al Franken got an "F".  Wow, that sure sways MY vote.  The last mailer identified Normie as "pro-life" and Al as "pro-abortion".  Friggin' nut jobz!!

    Knowledge is a deadly friend, if no one sets the rules, The fate of all mankind, I see, is in the hands of fools....

    by minerva1157 on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 06:11:01 AM PDT

  •  I donated and I hope others will, too! (3+ / 0-)
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    lzachary, clammyc, mattc129

    I like Shulman. About time a Jew who follows a Torah I can recognize gets into Congress.

    "Big boss ain't so big, just tall, that's all." And McCain is the boss!

    by TheFatLadySings on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 06:13:14 AM PDT

  •  We need to support Schulman and getrid of Garrett (1+ / 0-)
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  •  I just heard on NPR yesterday (2+ / 0-)
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    clammyc, Eloise

    that one odd area of increasing consumer sales was guns.  Swear to god.  And they pointed out that the last time this happened was prior to the Clinton presidency.


    Darwinic pilgrims claim the image fills them with an overwhelming feeling of logic. --The Onion

    by mem from somerville on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 06:47:39 AM PDT

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