New Jersey’s reasonable gun control laws have caused the death of a man simply trying to protect his wife. Hoboken native Dustin Friedland was laid to rest this week after two carjackers brutally gunned him down in front of his wife. Friedland was unable to protect himself with a firearm because the law-abiding attorney adhered to New Jersey regulations which state permits to carry a firearm can only be given to those working in security or who have a “justifiable need.”
His wife, Jamie, was forced out of their vehicle at gunpoint but not physically harmed. The two carjackers, who are still on the loose, took the car for a joyride of approximately 10 miles before leaving it on the side of the road.
“I want [the suspects] dead. In a heartbeat. I would like to see them dead because of what they did,” said Jamie’s uncle, Dr. Mark Schare. “And for what? What did they gain? It’s just evil. They should not have a day of peace, ever again.”
New Jersey isn’t the only state to adopt extreme gun control laws in recent years. California took the step this year of seizing legally purchased guns from rightful owners after they were suddenly classified as “prohibited persons.” The state legislature approved new language earlier this year for what is defined as a prohibited person, expanded to include people who are behind on state taxes, did not pay toll fees in a “timely” manner and other minor misdemeanors or mental health concerns.