Gun control activists in Irvington fear they will see more guns on the street
Gun control activists in Irvington say they expect to see more assault weapons on their streets.
The nationwide ban on assault weapons ended Monday, but they are still illegal in New Jersey. Activists claim the end of the nationwide ban means people will travel out of state to buy such guns.
Reverend Ron Christian says he has lost four members of his church to gun violence this year. Christian works the streets of Irvington trying to keep kids away from guns and gangs. He acknowledges there are opponents of the ban who will use the weapons to hunt. But Christian adds that there arent any deer, bears or antelope in Irvington to hunt.
Opponents of the assault weapons ban say it has not made much of a difference in reducing crime and only deprives law abiding citizens of their rights.