James Kaleda, who was removed from a “Senate Law and Public Safety Committee” meeting held in Trenton, NJ, posted an unbelievable video to Facebook on Saturday. The video not only shows Kaleda’s removal by New Jersey State Troopers, it also shows an amazing Patriotic moment as members of the audience spontaneously interrupt the proceedings by standing and reciting our Pledge of Allegiance.
The committee meeting was held on April 30th but The Examiner broke the story nationally on Saturday with their discovery of the video.
Here is some background of the original story from NJ.com. It seems as though 7 separate gun bills made it through committee that day:
After about four hours of sometimes raucous testimony, the state Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has approved seven new gun control measures.
“It’s a matter of us all working together to ensure the safety and well-being of our families, our neighbors and our co-workers,” said Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), who sponsored many of the measures.
But opposition was fierce from gun rights advocates, who packed the hearings and sometimes shouted down proponents of gun control.
“If you pass these laws that make me a criminal by not registering my guns, I will not register them,” said gun owner Glenn Darwell of Forked River. “If you make me a criminal I will stand once more and fulfill the constitution. If my blood is in the street it’s in your hands.”
If you would like to see the specifics of the bills in question, you can read the full story here. I feel the real story is not that The New Jersey Senate does not understand the meaning of “shall not be infringed.” Unfortunately we have questionable interpretations of the 2nd Amendment in many state legislatures.
I think the bigger story is that a small group of people decided to stand up for their rights and show the world what it is like to be an American. I loved the comment that was uttered shortly before the 2 minute mark, “You will hear from us in November. I can promise you that.”
I found this video quite inspiring and I had to pass it on.