Editor Audrey Levine firstname.lastname@example.org
11:14 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Anecdotal evidence means nothing, of course thorough scientifically derived evidence is hard to come by since the NRA and their largely Republican allies in Washington stymied true research into the matter. I would refer you to one research study that was able to be conducted in 1993 in the New England Journal of Medicine which concludes that a gun in a household is 43 times more likely to kill a family member or intimate acquaintance than an intruder or stranger.
"Despite the widely held belief that guns are effective for protection, our results suggest that they actually pose a substantial threat to members of the household. People who keep guns in their homes appear to be at greater risk of homicide in the home than people who do not."
Please show me the evidence where more people a murdered by knives than guns.... please read the peer reviewed journals, at least back when they did scientific research into gun violence (early 90's). Fact is about 50% (slightly under) of homicides are committed with a gun. Typically about 25% by knife.... so not sure where you are getting your info but here is some by the New England Journal of Medicine.
10:14 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sounds like someone's been watching too much Glen Beck.
All jokes aside it truly sounds like you need to seek professional help, and I sincerely hope you do not own any firearms yourself. This is the exact type of sentiment that led to all these atrocities to begin with... delusional paranoia.
12:52 am on Friday, January 11, 2013
I signed a petition to Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-5) which says:
"Congressman Garrett: Stand with your fellow New Jersey Members of Congress and vote for Hurricane Sandy relief."
Go to this site to sign the petition and send a message to Rep Garrett:
11:24 pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2013
So you claim $30 Billion in pork yet only reference $0.15 Billion in "unnecessary spending" (though would be more accurate to call it unrelated spending since you did not provide any evidence that it is indeed wasteful, merely off topic).
11:04 pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2013
I'm curious to see if Christie puts his influence where his mouth is and at least backs a primary challenger to Rep Garrett in '14. Same goes for Bloomberg (and his boatloads of cash).
4:31 pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Hope nobody forgets that GOP Congressman Garrett (rep for parts of Bergen/Wayne Counties) was an opponent to this crucial bill which would have helped thousands of our neighbors. Let's vote him out 2014!
9:10 pm on Sunday, December 23, 2012
Not surprised Garrett votes against his own constituents to satisfy the Tea Partiers, Garrett is a hardline ideologue who should be an embarrassment to all in this moderate region of the country. Mayor Aronsohn though we would miss you in Ridgewood, I sincerely hope you run against Garrett in 2014 and make him pay for this vote.
2:26 am on Monday, November 19, 2012
@Chester: So the TeaBag nutjobs bringing semi automatic weapons to tea party events held where Democratic lawmakers are speaking is not in itself a threat? How about spitting on congressmen they disagree with? Not to mention a case which was confirmed by the FBI where a tea party activist posted the address of Rep. Perrielo brother's house urging fellow teapartiers to pay him a visit--- which they did and cut his gas lines to his house.
11:00 pm on Friday, September 21, 2012
Garrett has one of the most extreme voting records in congress, he voted against health coverage for 9/11 rescue workers, disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina, National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act, Infant Mortality Pilot Programs , Voting Rights Act Reauthorization, Student Loan Increases, a bill that made it more difficult for taxpayers to renounce their U.S. citizenship to avoid taxes. All of those bills received bipartisan support now on top of that I find he is a bought and paid for shill of Wall St.... can't say I am surprised.
Garrett is too extreme for NJ, too extreme for America.
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