Gun Rights Group Seeking NJ Senator Recall Claims Planned Rally Thwarted

Posted: June 26, 2015 in Politics
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Stephen Sweeney

A pro-gun rights group was scrambling late Friday afternoon after it was told it could no longer use the Mantua Township venue the group claims it reserved two months ago for a rally to kick off a recall effort against state Senate President Stephen Sweeney.

Alexander Roubian, president of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, was making calls at about 6 p.m. on Friday, trying to seal up another spot to host 500 to 800 fellow gun rights advocates after Total Turf sports complex allegedly told Roubian he could no longer hold his event at the venue on Saturday.

“I rented the entire arena,” Roubian said, noting that he had also put money down to reserve space at the complex.

Greg DiBernardo, member of the NJSAS, said Total Turf canceled on the group at about 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Roubian was outraged and believed Sweeney was somehow involved.

“Isn’t it convenient that an hour after we posted the location of our event on Facebook, (Total Turf) told us we could no longer have it there,” Roubian said.

Efforts to reach Total Turf and Sweeney were unsuccessful Friday afternoon.

The group initially planned to use Total Turf as a place to mobilize before heading out to gather the 30,000 signatures needed for a recall.

“This venue was the rally point,” DiBernardo said.

Source: [nj.com]

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