Editor:


Local elected officials should not kid themselves into believing the public at large is not concerned about the passing of going-nowhere resolutions declaring ourselves as Second Amendment /lawful gun owner entities.


People are watching. People see what is going on and people are reacting to elected officials, on all levels, willingly wasting taxpayer funded resources to pass meaningless local resolutions, not to be mistaken for law, while pandering to state politicians with agendas.


Congratulations to the District 24 community of Mt. Olive for seeing through this and their commitment to the acknowledgement and understanding the serious divisiveness this would cause in their community.


By cherry picking key phrases from gun rights case law, the Sussex County freeholders, and now Wantage Township, have enacted a potentially dangerous resolution that does not differentiate between actual law and what is basically a statement of defiance by not adding an important disclaimer letting people know, in the words of Parker Space’s NJTV online interview aired 12/24/2019, there is no immunity “from past, present or future laws and or legislation passed on the N.J. Legislature regarding state and local firearms laws and statutes. All residents can be prosecuted for ignoring or breaking present state laws in force.”


How many people won’t understand a resolution is not law? No one should assume people do understand. Sussex Borough knew to add that disclaimer.


How about our elected officials worry more about increasing Sussex County population? Bring us more and better healthcare. Combat the opioid crisis. Bring business and jobs to Sussex County. How about controlling the taxes you are responsible for?


This should sum it up for elected officials… “We would rather spend our time on something we can actually do something about,” Colleen Labow - Mt. Olive Council member


Kathleen Gorman, Wantage