Assemblyman Charles Mainor goes on the record about education, gun control, and the drug war


Looking to address criticism, Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D-31) clarified his controversial “schools are a pipeline to prison” comment, while also explaining his strong support for gun control and the war on drugs.

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  1. I watched the first 60 seconds of the interview and had noticed no less than 3 grammatical errors as he was criticizing the NJ education system. I would be nice if he know how to properly conjugate a verb himself in proper English, or use the correct verb tense or not speak in fragments. This is a high ranking official in NJ who speaks Ebonics as his first language and he’s criticizing the educational system. A bit of irony perhaps.

    This is what the NJ voters support…seriously? His double negatives are a bit much too. Didn’t nobody notice? Should have been didn’t anybody notice. Ran vs. run. Please Mr. Mainor enroll yourself in an adult education English class so you don’t embarrass yourself and your supports anymore. Do I have to watch the entire video?

  2. How ass backward is this attitude.

    "…make sure that we had a mandate for the law-abiding citizen. Once that's done, cause you got to understand something, that all these mad shootings that have taken place, they were "law-abiding citizens" that had the right to carry a gun". *HUGE LIE* "So we wanted to make sure that was correct, now I do understand that these bills will never affect or these guys that's getting the guns illegally don't even care about it. But the whole thing was to get that together, make sure that their stable and that they understand what the laws are, and now we move on these illegal guns".

  3. As soon as violent crime happens in gun shops and at shooting ranges more often than in gun free zones, I'll agree with Mr. Mainor that taking guns away from the good guys makes the bad guys behave better.

  4. The only way to stop idiot politicians is to keep people with no clue away for the poles….It’s disgusting to hear a illiterate elected official as Mainor…

  5. “’cause you gotta understand something, all these mass shootings were committed by law abiding citizens with a right to carry a gun …”

    Mainor disinformation campaign – this simply is NOT true.

  6. He is full of crap that these shooters were law abiding citizens. Almost all of them are repeat criminals who are banned from legally owning a gun. But he is a total tool and as a cop and legislator stated publicly that he did not know what CCW was. He is a perfect example of what is wrong with legislators in NJ – they want to put restrictions on the law abiding rather than do something about the criminals.

  7. Prohibition has diverted police resources away from other law enforcement activities with the result that violent crime and crime against property is driven far higher than it would have been otherwise. To the extent that communities divert law enforcement resources from violent crimes to illegal drug offenses the risk of punishment for engaging in violent crime is reduced.

    The National Firearms Act of 1934 was actually a direct response to the acute rise in prohibition (1919-33) engendered gun violence.


    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada reviewed 15 studies that evaluated the association between violence and drug law enforcement. “Our findings suggest that increasing drug law enforcement is unlikely to reduce drug market violence. Instead, the existing evidence base suggests that gun violence and high homicide rates may be an inevitable consequence of drug prohibition and that disrupting drug markets can paradoxically increase violence.”

    During alcohol prohibition all profits went to enrich criminals and corrupt politicians. Young men, while battling over turf, died every day on inner-city streets. A vast fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have gone on education. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally the economy collapsed! Sound familiar?

    Prohibitionists like Charles Mainor and their gun-control criminal friends who live in a crack-house called Congress are having a ball. And it’s all on our tab.