Another "this is pitiful moment"
In New Jersey, the Million Moms March and Brady Campaign cancelled a protest because the weather was too cold.
Oh--and the story notes the organizer is a convicted sex offender. Here's another story on his background. And another, where he complains of the injustice of it all.
This is less than 10 miles from me. I live on the other side of the river in Bucks County, PA. If this is the best they can muster in one of the most anti-gun states in the nation, I think that really says something.
If they ever manage to actually get a protest going, I'll have to remember to go buy pistol ammunition there while they are doing it. I'm glad to see Dick's isn't giving these people the time of day.
Posted by: Sebastian at January 16, 2006 09:52 PM
Brooks organized the protest at Rutgers University - 2,000 people were supposed to show up, and only 3 actually made it to the protest.
Maybe those kind of results had more to do with the cancellation than the cold weather.
Posted by: Jay at January 17, 2006 08:58 AM
Quote from the "the weather was too cold" linked article, above:
An age-limit of 18 is the only restriction to purchasing ammunition in New Jersey and valid identification must be shown.
Jeff Hennion, a spokesman for Dick’s Sporting Goods at their corporate headquarters said he couldn’t comment on the protesting group’s concerns except to say that the company is abiding by the laws of the state.
"Essentially all we can say is that we pride ourselves on following all of the regulations, including any age verification that’s required," Hennion said. "Beyond that there’s really nothing for us to comment on."
Hennion did say though that handgun ammunition sales represent a very small part of the company’s overall sales.
"It’s significantly less than one percent of our business would come from that area," he said of handgun ammunition sales.
Has anyone asked these folks about the Federal law requiring handgun ammo buyers to be 21 or older? If Dick's is a Federal Firearms Licensee, I assume they have to abide by this, no matter what the state law says.
Posted by: DJ at January 20, 2006 03:35 AM