Bail reform has been pushed relentlessly by liberals in America for the past few years, now a group has moved to take bail reform and exempt firearms-related charges from it.
A group of Mayors in New Jersey have banded together to say that bail reform should not include charges involving guns.
From North Jersey:
PATERSON — Facing a surge in gun violence, the mayors of Newark, Trenton, Paterson and three other cities on Tuesday called for state officials to modify New Jersey’s bail reform law.
During a press conference outside Paterson City Hall, the mayors said the state should disqualify defendants accused of gun crimes from the jail release provisions of state bail reform.
“We can’t let the people who are perpetuating the gun violence remain free after they are arrested,” said Reed Gusciora, mayor of Trenton, where shooting incidents increased by 48% in 2020.
Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh said he and his counterparts in the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association were lobbying key legislators and the state Attorney General’s Office to get a gun crime exemption added to the state’s bail reform law. Also present at Tuesday’s event were the mayors of Hillside, Plainfield and Roselle.
America is in fact facing a massive crime wave, but is more gun control the answer? According to the gun control groups, the answer is yes.