Saturday, April 28, 2018

New Jersey Congressman: We Need Background Checks On Assault Vehicle Rentals

In the wake of the Toronto van attack, and the previous vehicular jihadi attack in New York City count on a New Jersey Democrat Congressman to introduce legislation to make everyone "safer".

By requiring background checks before renting vehicles.

WCBS: N.J. Congressman Calls For Legislation To Keep Rental Vehicles Away From Dangerous People

In the wake of the deadly Toronto van attack, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-New Jersey) is proposing legislation to make it tougher to get people to use vehicles as weapons.

The legislation is called the Darren Drake Combating 21st Century Weapons Act. It honors a New Milford, New Jersey resident who was killed in a vehicular terror attack on the West Side bike path last year that also left seven others dead and injured at least 12.

Certainly a three-day cooling-off period before renting a vehicle would be a perfectly reasonable step, and not any infringement of the right to travel, neh? After all, we can't have people renting 21st Century Weapons willy-nilly. Mind you, the car was first invented in the 19th century so the legislation is rather ahistoric in name.

1 comment:

B said...

Just think if the dude in Canada had taken the time to bolt a few 4 x 4's to the front to protect the engine and radiator..., and to put some weight (cement?)in the back to add mass for better impact.....