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Lonegan: Menendez Violated New Jersey Gun Laws


By NJG Press Releases, April 15 2018 3:20 pm



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Lonegan: Menendez Violated New Jersey Gun Laws
Congressional Candidate Pursuing Criminal Complaints with Essex County Prosecutor
Hackensack, N.J. – 5th District Republican candidate, Mayor Steve Lonegan, says Senator Bob Menendez violated to New Jersey gun laws at a press event held on March 5, 2018 on the campus of the Essex County Police Academy in Cedar Grove.
During the press conference, in which Menendez was calling for even more gun control, the senator is seen wielding an AR-15 rifle. By picking up the firearm, Menendez ran afoul of two New Jersey statutes, 2C:39-5 and 2C:58-3 (Read more here).
“I intend to file a criminal complaint against Senator Bob Menendez,”said Lonegan. “Next week, I will be going to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to do just that.”
“The case law on this is clear. There are no exceptions — none. If you do not have the proper identification and licensing and you pick up a firearm you have violated the law.
“These are the laws that Senator Menendez and the anti-Second Amendment Left tell us are common sense gun control measures. Yet, they are the very laws that ensnare citizens in the state of New Jersey every day, subjecting them to fines, prosecution and legal costs.
“Bob Menendez is not above the law, and we are going to pursue this action with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Bob Menendez must be held to the same standard that every other New Jersey citizen is held to. These are the gun control laws he supports; now he needs to live by them.”
Visit Mayor Lonegan’s Facebook page to hear his account of yesterday’s effort to file a criminal complaint with the Essex County College Police Department.
Visit Lonegan.com to review the relevant statutes and the case law.
Lonegan has already been endorsed by U.S. Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Former Presidential Candidate Steve Forbes, Corey Lewandowski, Former Trump Campaign Manager, Dave Bossie, Former Trump Campaign Deputy Campaign Manager, The Tea Party Express, Senator Gerry Cardinale, Senator Mike Doherty, Senator Joe Pennacchio, Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, Assemblyman Hal Wirths, Assemblyman John DiMaio, Assemblyman Erik Peterson, Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, Warren County Freeholder Director Richard D. Gardner, Warren County Freeholder Deputy Director Edward J. Smith, Warren County Freeholder Jason J. Sarnoski, Sussex County Freeholder Deputy Director Sylvia Petillo, Sussex County Freeholder Herbert Yardley, Former Sussex County Freeholder Phillip Crabb, Mrs. Ann Kievit, President of the Northwest New Jersey Taxpayers’ Association, Rev. Greg Quinlan, President of the Center for Garden State Families on behalf of New Jersey for a Conservative Majority, Alexander Roubian, President of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS), New Jersey Right to Life PAC, and Sussex County State Committeewoman Jill Space.
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Common-sense conservative Republican Steve Lonegan is a loving father, grandfather, and a successful business owner who will make jobs, term limits, and lower taxes his primary focus as our next congressman. Steve is hardworking, outspoken, and dedicated to you and your family. Steve has a lifelong record of selfless public service. Steve has taken on the tough fights that few others will. Steve and his wife Lorraine (Rossi), who have been longtime parishioners of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bogota, live in Hackensack and have two adult daughters, Katharine and Brooke.
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