What happens with too many guns is NOT greater safety, it is greater violence, it is greater numbers of guns in the hands of criminals. It is lawlessness, it is violence, it is the erosion of a civil society.
From the news site NJ.com:
N.J. State Police dispatches troopers to Camden to help quell homicide spree
Published: Monday, December 12, 2011, 6:00 PM
TRENTON — The New Jersey State Police will send additional troopers to Camden to help quell the latest spree of homicides, Gov. Chris Christie announced this evening.
The troopers will target crime "hot spots" and assist local officers as city officials and the county work toward forming a county-wide force, Christie said in a news release. He declined to say how many troopers will be stationed in the crime-plagued city, or for how long they will stay.
“As Mayor (Dana) Redd and county officials are taking bold, necessary action to implement a long term policing strategy centered on a regionalized police force, I am taking action to deploy additional resources to support the public safety needs of Camden right now,” Christie said in the release.
Attorney General Paula Dow last week met with Redd and Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk to discuss options for addressing violent crime in the city .
The State Police's presence in Camden is nothing new. The division has kept a contingent of troopers in the city for the past nine years, and it helps investigate about 70 percent of the shootings in the city, the governor said in his release.
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