“Since the tragedy of Sandy Hook in 2012, over 7,000 students have been killed by gun violence in America, but lawmakers have failed to enact reasonable regulations for firearms and background checks,” said Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara. “School safety is a bi-partisan issue and it is time comprehensive gun control legislation is tackled by Congress.”
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office and the Passaic County Education Association, will join this movement and hold a demonstration at Rifle Camp Park in Woodland Park at 10:30 AM on March 24th.
“I am inspired by how the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School captured the attention of so many people on a national stage,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Bruce James. “My freeholder colleagues feel strongly that our state and nation is past due for responsible gun regulations. We plan on showing our support during this national day of action.”
On February 27th, the Passaic County Freeholders passed resolution # R20180122 which called for State and Federal lawmakers to restrict the availability of semi-automatic weapons of mass destruction, require mandatory background checks, require gun owners to receive gun safety training, strengthen regulations on gun transfers and “junk” guns, keep guns out of the hands of those suffering a mental illness, and monitor the sale of all firearms.
The March for Our Lives will take place at the amphitheater in Rifle Camp Park, located at 387 Rifle Camp Road in Woodland Park, NJ. Protesters are encouraged to wear orange and bring signs with the message #NeverAgain. To register for the event, please visit MarchForOurLives.com.