JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Officials announced a delayed opening for a New Jersey mall a day after a shooting at the food court that wounded two people and prompted the mayor to call for changes in federal gun laws.
The Newport Centre mall said it would reopen at 1 p.m. Saturday after authorities said a fistfight at about 6 p.m. Friday on the mall's third floor ended in gunfire, wounding one person in the stomach and another in his arm.
Mayor Steve Fulop said one was wanted in a shooting two days earlier that prompted school lockdowns.
He said Saturday that "Years ago, a fistfight at the mall was a fistfight at the mall" without fear of someone carrying an illegal gun. Fulop said changes in the law at the federal level were needed.
1/2 For ppl that say gun access has nothing to do w/shootings. Fact is years ago, a fistfight at the mall was a fistfight at the mall. There wasn’t a concern that someone was carrying an illegal gun. This year JCPD took 300+ illegal guns off the street. Cont.... pic.twitter.com/nWsFiRHvlM— Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) January 12, 2019
Same story in every city + however these guns are a drop in the bucket. Ppl need to acknowledge there is a problem and can’t just pretend every criticism of gun access is an attack on the entirety of the 2nd amendment. We need common sense changes at the federal level— Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) January 12, 2019