Thursday, January 31, 2013

Epiphany: New Jersey Gun Laws

     Sebastian and Bitter report 43 new guns laws in the pipeline for New Jersey and I suggested the state is a lost cause, hyperbolically invoking the mossy ol' Aliens meme:
     ...But Tam pointed out there is a compromise: why d'ya think they call those heavy concrete moveable lane dividers  "Jersey Barriers," anyway?  Close the highways and the borders (for their own safety) and let 'em have at it.

     You poor Jersey devils.  Flee while you can.


Chalkie said...

New Jersey is a state where they don't trust you to put gas in your own car. You expect them to trust you to protect yourself?

Anonymous said...

Been try for years to dig a canal across the state below trenton, would then give north jeresy to new york. They already root for the NY sports teams, so why not. South Jersey would then become northern north carolina.
can't find enough backhoes, dammit.

Phssthpok said...

But what would you name the main character? Newt Pliskin? Skink? Lizard?

@Anonymous: I think you mean East Sylvania!

Jess said...

After watching an episode of "Jersey Shore", I realized all the jokes, derogatory comments and perceived misconceptions about New Jersey were probably based on fact - if not true.

Dave H said...

Anonymous@1127: Oh no you don't. Those of us in upstate New York are trying hard to unload NYC. You're not dumping more of the same in our state.

I'm trying to start a movement in the City to "Evict Upstate." Let 'em think they're kicking us savages out of their nice, clean, crime free city-state. I'll happily live in East Sylvania or Vermont Lite or the Not Ready for Prime Time State or whatever they end up calling it.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

You know why the New Jersey license plates say "Garden State", right?

It's because "Toxic Waste Dump State" doesn't fit.

The Jack said...


There's a reason I haven't set foot in NJ for over a decade and have no plan to ever again.

jed said...

Hey, speaking of Jersey barriers, have you seen a zipper truck?

I'm sure GeekWitha.45 is getting gladder every day that he bailed out of Jersey.

Old NFO said...

+1 on Jess! Sigh...

Bubblehead Les. said...

Jersey has Guns? I thought they were all Banned back before the Clintons took over in '93.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Jersey has Guns? I thought they were all Banned back before the Clintons took over in '93.

Opinionated Grump (Rich in NC) said...

Yep on the EastSylvania,
Jerzee Barriers, I never heard that before, but it makes sense
...and last but not least Bubblehead Les said Jersey has guns?
Yes they do, ya just can't have bullets too. (That'sa fellowknee)
Formerly from the
Free and Democratic Peoples Republic of New Jersey I remain humbly
Rich in NC

Anonymous said...

The TV forensic chick 'Bones' thought Jersey Shore was a documentary!
If we erect barricades, would it be like in 'Escape from NY', substituting NJ?


rickn8or said...

Up until a couple of years ago, I had to go to West Caldwell sorta-irregularly for training at the corporate office.

Nothing like a long drive all the way across Tennessee, up through Virginia and then stop at Pennsylvania Exit One to unload, lock up and stash my protection.

Now I'm semi-crippled and unemployed. But I'll never have to go to New Jersey again. So yeah, life just keeps getting better.