Lesniak: American Democracy too strong for citizens to worry about armed government

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ELIZABETH – PolitickerNJ.com encountered state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) on the steps of City Hall and asked him the following question: notwithstanding the horrors of gun violence, does he as a lawmaker, upon reflection of the 2nd Amendment, worry about denying citzens the right to bear at least as much firepower as the government? 

“No,” Lesniak answered. “I believe our democracy is so strong that there will never be a need for our citizens to take up arms against the government. It’s illogical for small arms bearers to think they can challenge the military power wielded by the United States.”

In his public remarks this morning, Lesniak said he supported more federal gun laws on the books to limit the inflow of guns from other states. 

“They’re not guns,” Lesniak said. “They’re weapons. I applaud our senators for trying to get them off our streets.”

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, (D-20), backed up Lesniak.

“We can’t depend on patchwork laws,” she said. “We need uniformity.”

Lesniak: American Democracy too strong for citizens to worry about armed government