This past Saturday the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) rallied to gather signatures for a recall of NJ Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester). According to NJ.com, there were 200 activists there ready to go door to door to gather signatures.
We have interviewed both Alexander Roubian and Dan Roberts on The Polite Society Podcast about their plans for this event. It should be noted that only New Jersey registered voters are allowed to solicit the signatures. Thus, the majority of the people at the event were residents of the state registered to vote.
Bearing that in mind, I was amused to read this comment in the story from gun prohibitionist Bryan Miller of Ceasefire NJ and Heeding God's Call.
Bryan Miller, executive director of Heeding God's Call, a faith-based group in Philadelphia that seeks to prevent gun violence, called to respond to the NJSAS gathering on Saturday.Can you say "sour grapes"? When was the last time the anti-gunners were able to assemble 200 people in one place for a protest even if they were paid and bused in? They didn't get that many in Nashville even though they tried to make it look like more through trick photography.
When he heard about the number of people who showed to the event, he said he didn't think it was "a very impressive number."
Sorry, Bryan, but 200 people that are predominantly registered voters in a state that isn't gun friendly is a heckuva lot of activists.
I'd like to also note that newly elected NRA Board member Tim Knight spoke to the rally before they set forth to gather signatures. It is great to see a NRA Board member getting down in the trenches with gun owners in the fight for gun rights.