Universal Background Checks , a Federal Ban on  Military Style Assault Weapons and High Capacity Magazines
  • Petitioned Congressman Leonard Lance

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NJ Residents for ACTION
Congressman Leonard Lance
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
New Jersey-07
Rep. Leonard Lance
New Jersey
Sen. Robert Menendez
New Jersey
Sen. Cory Booker

Universal Background Checks , a Federal Ban on Military Style Assault Weapons and High Capacity Magazines

    1. Karen Egert
    2. Petition by

      Karen Egert

      westfield, NJ

  In the wake of the Newtown massacre of 20 little children and 6 adults, we can not sit back and allow illogical  politics to rule over common sense legislation  for public safety.

We need universal background checks ,  a federal ban on military style assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips .No matter how strong our NJ gun control laws are, if someone can go to another state and buy these weapons with no questions asked , and no background checks , then this jeopardizes the safety of New Jersey where these weapons are banned.

This MUST be done on a federal level and our NJ Congressmen need to put away their partisan politics and commit to serving  our families and children.Our voices need to be heard over the nonsense of the NRA. This is not a partisan issue --It is a human issue and a public safety issue. Our NJ  Congressmen are ultimately  responsible for our public safety  and they must be held accountable .


Congressman Leonard Lance, NJ Residents for ACTION
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Leonard Lance, New Jersey-07
Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey
Sen. Cory Booker, New Jersey
NJ Residents for Action demand federal legislation including universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips . We will be holding our NJ congressmen accountable.

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Recent signatures


    1. May 1 , Public Forum -- TEMPLE EMANUEL Westfield

      Karen Egert
      Petition Organizer

      New Jersey Residents For Action is planning a public
      forum and discussion on the effects of gun violence , updates
      on current and pending NJ legislation as well as federal legislation and
      how residents can use their voice for real action .
      It will be held on May 1 at Temple Emanuel
      in Westfield beginning at 7:00 Pm . We will be updating the public as to
      details as we move closer to the date .

    2. Email list

      Karen Egert
      Petition Organizer

      If any signers want to be put on our email list to attend events etc, please let me know by emailing me.
      Thank you !!

      We met with Linda Stender today and had a great meeting!!


      Karen Egert
      Petition Organizer

      Protest at Lance's office today , Wed Feb 20 at 1:00

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Meeting Tonight 7:30 First Congregational Church, Westield

      Karen Egert
      Petition Organizer

      We are having a meeting of existing and new members tonight at 7:30 in Westfield at the First Congregational Church on Elmer St( next to the Chase Bank)
      We were very disappointed in our meeting with Leonard Lance that he has taken NO PUBLIC POSITION on any of the proposals set forth by the president for initiatives to be enacted on a federal level--not even background checks. Please remember in order to keep NJ safe, PA has to also have a ban assault rifles and magazine clips , or else anyone can buy the deadliest of weapons and bring them to our state to murder our children. I told this to Mr. Lance in our meeting .,. He said " he always votes his conscience"
      Let's see what his" conscience" is telling him now.
      He has refused to meet with the 7th district constituents at Westfield HS on this burgeoning issue facing our country. We are working on getting other speakers to the HS on this issue facing our community for a public forum.

    6. Thank you

      Karen Egert
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your heartfelt comments and your support. We in NJ will not forget.... Together we can make a change

    7. upcoming Town Hall in Westfield with Leonard Lance

      Karen Egert
      Petition Organizer

      I will be will be meeting on Feb 4 with Leonard Lance in his Westfield office to finalize plans for our town hall meeting with him to be held in Westfield. . I will be informing you all of the date, time and place very soon .

    8. Jersey City Rally

      Karen Egert
      Petition Organizer

      I will be speaking and singing at a rally in Jersey City at 11:00 Am . Please see the information on our site.

    9. Reached 100 signatures
    10. Decision-maker NJ and Congressman and Senators responds:

      NJ and Congressman and Senators

      Stop the use of auto and semi auto weapons and mag clips. No police in schools!

    11. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Annmarie Puleio WESTFIELD, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I don't want to live in a gun culture.

    • Ann Ormsby WESTFIELD, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Too many innocent lives have been lost.

    • Maria Santiago CLARK, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      It is important to me as a school teacher and a parent of a child in middle school and another one in college.

    • Jenifer Vaughan NEWTOWN, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      I live in Newtown, CT and am living in the aftermath of 12/14

    • Janet Moyers SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Enough is enough. No one needs an assault weapon or high capacity magazine to hunt or protect their home.


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