A hot mic at a May 9 New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing caught state senators mocking gun owners after the meeting ended.
The Senators had just finished discussing new gun control legislation when the hearing adjourned. Then a conversation that “appears to be among Sens. Loretta Weinberg (D37), Sandra Cunningham (D31), Linda Greenstein (D14),” and an unidentified member of a senatorial staff, took place. It began by mocking gun owners for fearing confiscation and ends by talking of how gun owners say they want to keep guns out of the hands of “the bad guys,” yet they won’t support any new restrictions to do it.
The first line of the conservation was, “We needed a bill that was going to confiscate.”
Someone can then be heard laughing, and another voice says, “They want to keep guns out of the hands of the bad guys, but they don’t have any regulations to do it.” The male voice of the staffer then interjects, “They don’t care about the bad guys, all they want to do is have their little guns and to do whatever they want with them.”
To this another voice answers, “That’s the line they’ve developed.”