How is this possible? Despite strict gun control laws, NJ arts festival shooting leaves 22 injured


On June 13, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed six bills aimed at eliminating gun violence infringing upon our Second Amendment rights. Those bills included: expand gun background checks, tighten the handgun carrying permit process, reduce the legal capacity of ammunition magazines and establish a so-called “red flag” law.

Even before these bills, New Jersey had some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.

A shooting occurred over the weekend that injured over 20 people. Guess the governor needs to sign off on MORE gun control laws…

From Fox News: Nearly two dozen people were injured after gunfire broke out early Sunday during a fight at an all-night art event in New Jersey’s capital city, leaving one suspect dead which authorities said appeared to be caused by “neighborhood beef.”

(The dead suspect had just been released from prison.)

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said at a news conference that a total of 22 people were injured in the shooting, 17 of whom were treated for gunshot wounds at nearby hospitals. A second suspect is in custody.

“It’s a massive crime scene,” Onofri said.

Two suspects opened fire shortly before 2:45 a.m. at the 24-hour Art All Night show in the Roebling Market section of the city, according to Onofri, who told The Associated Press a “neighborhood beef” was behind the shooting.

The event began Saturday afternoon and was scheduled to continue until Sunday afternoon and typically draws thousands of people. The festival showcases local art, music and food.

“This is truly a tragedy for Trenton,” Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson said. Four people are listed as in critical condition, including a 13-year-old boy who is in “extremely critical condition,” according to Onofri.

Police have identified at least two suspects in the shooting. One, a 33-year-old man, was pronounced dead while the other was taken into police custody. Onofri said authorities “believe” the suspect who died was shot and killed by police. Trenton police at the scene told that officers engaged with at least one gunman.

Authorities are now combing through the warehouse where the shooting took place as part of the investigation. Onofri said that “multiple weapons” were recovered at the scene. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on Twitter the agency is “actively assisting” Trenton and New Jersey State Police with the shooting.

Onofri said that authorities are also investigating an attempted carjacking that took place in the area after the shooting. Three people were in a vehicle when a man came up and pointed a gun at them, the prosecutor said. Their vehicle sustained “some damage” during the confrontation, he added, without releasing further details.

A witness told The Trentonian he witnessed a fight break out before gunshots rang out, with several punches being thrown. “I saw two punches and then heard several gunshots,” Franco Roberts said.

Roberts told the newspaper he thought something bad was going to happen because there were “more people outside than in the warehouse” standing around.  “Everybody ran toward the door,” he said. “And the people fighting and shooting got mixed with the crowd that was running and they went out the door shooting.”

Angelo Nicolo told WPVI that he and his brother were at the event when they heard loud popping sounds, and that people started running down the street. “And all of a sudden, my brother goes to me, ‘You hear that gunfire?’ I go, ‘It sounds like fireworks.’ He said, ‘No, that’s gunfire.’ Next thing you know, we turn around and everybody’s running down the street. All hell broke loose,” Nicolo said.

The Trenton resident said he saw one person with a gunshot wound to the leg. “I saw two police officers escort a guy that got shot in the leg; they bandaged him up and whisked him away before the ambulance came here,” he told WPVI. “It was pretty gnarly.”

The event was billed as a showcase for more than 1,500 pieces of art. Authorities said that about 1,000 people were in the area when the shooting started and people stampeded.

“Devastated by last night’s shooting at Art All Night Trenton,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said on Twitter. “We must eradicate the scourge of gun violence from our communities.”

Read the rest of the story here.


28 responses to “How is this possible? Despite strict gun control laws, NJ arts festival shooting leaves 22 injured

  1. Clearly & Demonstratably & Historically = “Gun Control Leads to More Mass Killings.” Just ask Hitler, Stalin, Mousolinni, Castro, Pol Pot, & Mao..

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  2. You’re supposed to act like chickens and put your head on the butcher block, rather than fight back. If the police think you’re worthy they may assist, maybe not. It depends on your social standing.

    Either way, you’re toast. It is more than braindead, it’s suicidal.

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  3. Time to give the Criminal some “Islamic Justice.” = ie = “If the Hand offends, then cut it off.” – -“If those other two-three parts offend, – then cut them off..” = Works for the boars in the Pig Pen..!!

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  4. Criminals do not obey laws. Duh. That’s why they are called criminals. We can expand this ever further. Moslems are called Moslems because they follow Islam.

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  5. The biggest criminals are those inside leftist politics, such as Rahm Emanuel and his and Hillary’s Mishpuka. That is why they want the weapons taken away from real Americans. Do away with the 2nd Amendment and all you will have is Orwell’s boots stomping you in the face.

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  6. All-night art shows in crime-ridden sh*tholes.

    Who could have foreseen trouble?

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  7. “Two suspects opened fire shortly before 2:45 a.m. at the 24-hour Art All Night show…”
    What the hell are people doing at an “art show” at 2:45 in the morning?!?
    If bars can close and send drunks home at 2am, why can’t art shows?
    THAT is what we need to legislate against! Thank you.

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  8. It is FACT, and possible or there wouldn’t have been 22 injured, one very well dead no longer able to hurt anyone. The wounded will be scarred forever.

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  9. “A liberal’s paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. And believe it or not, such a place does indeed already exist: It’s called Prison.”

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona

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  10. “Revealed: Gunman who opened fire on festival-goers before cops shot him dead was a gang member on early release from prison having been convicted of MURDER”

    “Wells was on early prison release for murder, as well as an additional sentence handed to him during incarceration for aiding Bloods gang actives in prison

    Wells was killed by police, second suspect, Amir Armstrong, 23, is in the hospital in stable condition and a third suspect remains in critical

    Governor Phil Murphy called for stricter gun laws federally after just having passed some of the strictest gun laws in the country for his state last week

    It sounds as if what NJ really needs to pass is uncontrolled negroid laws.

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  11. Comrade Obama

    After 20,000 odd gun control laws you can fix the lawless, the murderous, or the criminal. When are the libtards going to admit that gun control is about leaving the law abiding at the mercy of the lawless?

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  12. Guess it’s no mystery as to the race of the perp, even though it’s omitted…

    And I always thought the artsy-fartsy crowd was staunchly opposed to any kind of violence. I thought wrong.

    If hip-hop/(silent c-rap) is considered “art”, that explains a lot (shooting, trash, nothing good happening after midnight, etc)

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  13. ManCavePatriot

    Drumpthwacket Phil will find a way to blame the ‘Bedminster Golf Course Mob’ for supplying the illegal arms into the middle-class suburban neighborhood of downtown Trenton.

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  14. Let’s look at a local model of gun control and its outcome: in our neighbor, Mexico, it is illegal for anyone to own a gun except the police and military: How is that working out? Gangs and drug cartels in Mexico & Central America outgun the police, the military, the local citizens. I stopped going to “TJ” to shop/have a “girl day out to lunch” years ago when severed heads started showing up on the main streets every day. People from Mexico/ Central America have been flocking illegally across our border, most of them fleeing this fire-power and the impotent economy/governments of their homelands, overwhelming our border pourousness, our lax/laughable immigration laws that govern illegal border-crossers/chain migration/etc….. & then they subsequently overwhelm our school/housing/welfare/medical systems, etc, for decades, destroying them one by one and with no end in sight. The Mexican “government” and Central American “governments” bow down to this fire-power and abandon their citizens to them……subsequently—they created a whole new category of lawlessness and welfare that somehow became the “problem” of our country to “solve” or “deal with.” I’m all for processing these “refugees” and “asylum seekers” and then SENDING a million-dollar billing per EACH to the governments from which they originated (a lifetime of our expenses for them for at least 2 generations). They won’t pay it….but we can deduct it from any “forgeign aid” we send these ingrates year after year out of the pockets of American tax-payers. Maybe THAT is how to pay for the wall….

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  15. Ummmmmmmm…..“neighborhood beef”??? Is this a cows with guns thing?

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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