NJ Dems Warn Trump Supreme Court Nominee Threat to Gun Safety

NJTV News | September 5, 2018 | Politics
Sen. Bob Menendez and Bill Castner — Murphy’s gun-control czar — argue that if appointed Judge Kavanaugh could undermine state’s tough stand on gun violence

Speaking in Paterson yesterday, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez voiced his concerns about the impact President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee would have on New Jersey’s tough gun laws.

“Given that the NRA is actively pushing conceal/carry legislation to override tough gun laws in states like New Jersey,” said the Democratic Senator, “I’m disturbed by Judge (Brett) Kavanaugh’s reasoning … the prevalence of looser gun laws in other states should have no bearing on the constitutionality of our gun laws here in New Jersey.”

Menendez and other Democrats — including the area congressman and the governor’s gun control czar, Bill Castner — tried to tie Kavanaugh to Menendez’s Republican opponent, Bob Hugin.

Hugin issued his own statement on Kavanaugh Monday: “The American people expect and deserve a full review of this highly qualified nominee. I am confident the upcoming hearings will provide the appropriate opportunity to resolve any questions and concerns they may have about the nominee.”

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