Competition held at the Union County Sheriff’s Firearms Training Facility in Springfield.
The Union County Sheriff's office held their second pistol competition on Saturday, Oct. 13. The sheriff's office reported that 28 officers from the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Plainfield, Linden, Roselle, Roselle Park, Kean University, Hillside, Mountainside, Summit, Springfield, Kenilworth and Union County Police Departments competed. Sgt. Jerry Plum of the Plainfield Police Department won first place, Sgt. Carlo Caparruva of the Union County Sheriff’s Office took second and Sgt. William Bizun of the Linden Police Department won third.
Fanwood and Roselle mayors hope to prevent shootings by increasing regulation of mail order and online purchases of ammunition.
In light of the shooting spree at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on July 20, two Union County Mayors have spoken out in support of a congressional proposal to increase regulation of mail order and online purchases of ammunition. The shooting suspect, James Holmes, 24, is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 after purchasing more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition online. Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley said yesterday they support Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s (D-NY) push for tighter regulations involving such purchases. “Enough is enough,” Holley said. “Citizens are outraged. They’ve waited long enough; now is the time for action.” The mayors said the proposal is aimed at …