Statement Of Support From New Jersey Mayors Against Illegal Guns For Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey Mayors Against Illegal Guns released the following statement today in response to the criticism from a member of the National Rifle Association's board of directors for Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop's proposal to survey gun manufacturers bidding for local law enforcement contracts.  A full list of New Jersey Mayors Against Illegal Guns releasing this statement is below.

"As fellow New Jersey mayors, we want to share our support for Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City for taking steps to keep our communities safe. After proposing an initiative to survey gun manufacturers bidding to supply firearms to local law enforcement, Mayor Fulop was the target of baseless and offensive criticism from a member of the National Rifle Association board of directors.

"Mayor Fulop is asking straightforward questions and encouraging common-sense measures like comprehensive background checks for one reason: to save lives. We stand by him and we pledge to continue our shared mission to make the Garden State safer by keeping guns out of dangerous hands."

New Jersey Mayors Against Illegal Guns:

Mayor Fred Tagliarini, Aberdeen, NJ

Mayor Ed Johnson, Asbury Park, NJ

Mayor Robert Critelli, Atco, NJ

Mayor Lorenzo Langford, Atlantic City, NJ

Mayor Mark Smith, Bayonne, NJ

Mayor Matthew Doherty, Belmar, NJ

Mayor David Mayer, Blackwood, NJ

Mayor Raymond McCarthy, Bloomfield, NJ

Mayor Patrick McHale, Bogota, NJ

Mayor James Cann, Bordentown, NJ

Mayor Albert Kelly, Bridgeton, NJ

Mayor Dana Redd, Camden, NJ

Mayor Chuck Cahn, Cherry Hill, NJ

Mayor Michael Blunt, Chesilhurst, NJ

Mayor Janice Kovach, Clinton, NJ

Mayor Sophie Heymann, Closter, NJ

Mayor M. James Maley, Collingswood, NJ

Mayor Dennis Roohr, Cookstown, NJ

Mayor Thomas Hannen, Cranford, NJ

Mayor Kenneth Paris, Delran, NJ

Mayor James Dodd, Dover, NJ

Mayor Joseph Smith, East Newark, NJ

Mayor Robert Bowser, East Orange, NJ

Mayor Antonia Ricigliano, Edison, NJ

Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Elizabeth, NJ

Mayor Carlos Colina, Emerson, NJ

Mayor Colleen Mahr, Fanwood, NJ

Mayor Mark Sokolich, Fort Lee, NJ

Mayor Warren Cooper, Frenchtown, NJ

Mayor Joseph Delaney, Garfield, NJ

Mayor Guy Piserchia, Gillette, NJ

Mayor Gerald Drasheff, Guttenberg, NJ

Mayor Maria DiGiovanni, Hackettstown, NJ

Mayor Domenick Stampone, Haledon, NJ

Mayor Raymond McDonough, Harrison, NJ

Mayor Rose Heck, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Mayor John DeRienzo, Haworth, NJ

Mayor Richard Goldberg, Hawthorne, NJ

Mayor Gary Minkoff, Highland Park, NJ

Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, NJ

Mayor Timothy McDonough, Hope, NJ

Mayor Paul Anzano, Hopewell, NJ

Mayor Wayne Smith, Irvington, NJ

Mayor Steven Fulop, Jersey City, NJ

Mayor Michael Ryan, Lake Como, NJ

Mayor David DelVecchio, Lambertville, NJ

Mayor John DeSimone, Leonia, NJ

Mayor Richard Gerbounka, Linden, NJ

Mayor Mauro Raguseo, Little Ferry, NJ

Mayor Marc Schreiks, Lodi, NJ

Mayor Frank Minor, Logan Township, NJ

Mayor Kenneth Short, Long Valley, NJ

Mayor Nicholas Russo, Longport, NJ

Mayor Michael Beck, Lower Township, NJ

Mayor Robert Conley, Madison, NJ

Mayor William Laforet, Mahwah, NJ

Mayor Susan Cohen, Manalapan, NJ

Mayor Michael Fressola, Manchester Township, NJ

Mayor Victor DeLuca, Maplewood, NJ

Mayor Frank North, Merchantville, NJ

Mayor Patrick O'Hagan, Midland Park, NJ

Mayor James Gallos, Milford, NJ

Mayor Sandra Haimoff, Millburn, NJ

Mayor Robert Jackson, Montclair, NJ

Mayor Dennis Vaccaro, Moonachie, NJ

Mayor Timothy Dougherty, Morristown, NJ

Mayor J. Brooke Hern, New Providence, NJ

Mayor Peter Massa, North Arlington, NJ

Mayor Francis Womack, North Brunswick, NJ

Mayor Randy George, North Haledon, NJ

Mayor Linda Schwager, Oakland, NJ

Mayor Owen Henry, Old Bridge, NJ

Mayor Dwayne Warren, Orange, NJ

Mayor James Rotundo, Palisades Park, NJ

Mayor James Barberio, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

Mayor Alex Blanco, Passaic, NJ

Mayor Jeffrey Jones, Paterson, NJ

Mayor Wilda Diaz, Perth Amboy, NJ

Mayor Harry Wyant, Phillipsburg, NJ

Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs, Plainfield, NJ

Mayor Jesse Tweedle, Pleasantville, NJ

Mayor Donna Moore, Port Norris, NJ

Mayor Liz Lempert, Princeton, NJ

Mayor Pasquale Menna, Red Bank, NJ

Mayor Paul Aronsohn, Ridgewood, NJ

Mayor Linda Schaefer, Ringwood, NJ

Mayor Sandy Moscaritolo, River Edge, NJ

Mayor Dave Fried, Robbinsville, NJ

Mayor Jamel Holley, Roselle, NJ

Mayor Joe Accardi, Roselle Park, NJ

Mayor Kevin Glover, Scotch Plains, NJ

Mayor Michael Gonnelli, Secaucus, NJ

Mayor Alex Torpey, South Orange, NJ

Mayor Nicholas Poliseno, Spotswood, NJ

Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, Teaneck, NJ

Mayor Peter Rustin, Tenafly, NJ

Mayor Clifton People, Union, NJ

Mayor Brian Stack, Union City, NJ

Mayor Joanne Minichetti, Upper Saddle River, NJ

Mayor Thomas Giordano, Waldwick, NJ

Mayor Richard Turner, Weehawken, NJ

Mayor Robert Parisi, West Orange, NJ

Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh, West Windsor, NJ

Mayor John Birkner, Westwood, NJ

Mayor Julia Allen, Whitehouse Station, NJ

Mayor Jacqueline Jennings, Willingboro, NJ

Mayor John McCormac, Woodbridge, NJ

Mayor Jeffrey Goldsmith, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Mayor Keith Kazmark, Woodland Park, NJ

About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 1,000 mayors from across the country. The coalition has more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making it the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country. Co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has united the nation's mayors around these common goals: protecting communities by holding gun offenders accountable; demanding access to crime gun trace data that is critical to law enforcement efforts to combat gun trafficking; and working with legislators to fix weaknesses and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other dangerous people to get guns. Learn more at

Lizzie Ulmer, or (269) 271 2331

SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns


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