New Jersey Democrats’s Mag Bill is a Gun Ban & Automatically Makes You A Felon

NJ A2006 is a Direct Attack On Gun Owners, Hunters and Sportsmen Would Ban Popular American .22 Rifles! Would Turn Current Owners Into Felons – Up to TEN YEARS in Prison, No Grandfathering, No Amnesty.

“Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate”

Faces of New Jersey Gun Banners
Faces of New Jersey Democrats that Sponsored bill A2006 to ban your guns and strip you of your right to self defense.
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

Trenton, NJ –-( A2006 = GUN BAN!  Anti-gun legislators’ attempt to ban ammunition magazines over 10 rounds (A2006) is a lot more than “just” a magazine ban.

It’s also a gun ban that would outlaw some of the most popular .22 rifles in the United States, turn their owners into felons, and force them to abandon their property or go to jail for as long as ten years – essentially a confiscation.

Whether by stealth or stupidity, A2006 (scheduled to be heard in Assembly committee on Monday, March 3 2014), would make the following change to existing law: “‘Assault Firearm’ means…A semi-automatic rifle with a fixed magazine capacity exceeding 15 10 rounds.”

This change would flat-out ban many common and popular tube-fed .22 rifles, including the partial list of guns that would be banned at the bottom of this alert.

Those in possession of these popular guns would be turned into felons overnight for possession of so-called “assault” firearms – a second degree crime in New Jersey carrying up to ten years in prison, with a minimum mandatory sentence of 3-5 years, with no chance of parole.

A2006 contains no grandfathering to protect current owners, and no amnesty period or procedure for current owners who wish to comply (in ironic contradiction to the legislature’s creation of a limited “assault” firearms amnesty period in 2013, which has since expired).

Existing owners would be thrown to the wolves – forced to abandon their property or go to prison – a form of confiscation.

Although NJ’s anti-gun legislators have long denied any intention to confiscate firearms, their true intentions were exposed last year in shocking “hot mic” comments between legislators after a gun control hearing, in which they stated their wish to “confiscate, confiscate, confiscate” firearms.


Less hidden in A2006 than the gun ban, is its stated purpose: to ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. This is based on the naïve and false assumption that removing a particular type of tool from society will somehow make everyone safer.

Those bent on doing evil will not be stopped or deterred just because a particular tool becomes less available or unavailable. If box cutters could bring down the World Trade Center, does anyone really believe that banning box cutters will stop the next terrorist attack? The same is true of firearms – banning a particular tool will not deter someone who is determined to do evil.

Also, criminals and madmen don’t follow magazine bans, or any other type of ban for that matter. Criminals laugh at laws that target hardware. Only law-abiding citizens are affected by hardware bans, because they’re the only ones that follow them. The net effect is that the law-abiding are put at a disadvantage against the lawless. The only thing that criminals understand is severe punishment.

Even if a magic wand could be waved in the land of anti-gun fantasy and remove all 10+ round magazines from the planet, no one would be made any safer, because magazines can be changed very quickly. The theory that a magazine change provides an opportunity to “tackle” an assailant is unsound and unsupported by the weight of the evidence.

The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that police owe no duty to protect individual citizens from harm, which means that citizens are on their own in an emergency and cannot rely on 911. Yet rather than enhance the ability of citizens to defend themselves when an emergency or home invasion strikes, A2006 would instead tie their hands and put them at a disadvantage against criminals who will ignore the magazine ban.

Magazine bans are also completely arbitrary and their logic, if followed, have the potential to lead to a complete ban on all rounds. The idea that an eleventh round is somehow more lethal than the tenth is absurd, and the exact same logic could be applied to a second round in relation to the first, or even the first round itself.

The Constitutional right of self-defense is sacrosanct, and a magazine ban directly and significantly interferes with that right.

NOTE: A2777 (reasonable deviations in firearms transportation) has still not been posted online. We will have comment on that legislation when it becomes available.


Charles Mainor (Chair) (D31)
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Phone: 201-536-7851
Fax: 201-536-7854
Gilbert L. Wilson (Vice Chair) (D5)
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Phone: 856-547-4800
Fax: 856-547-5496
Joseph Cryan (D20)
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Phone: 908-624-0880
Fax: 908-624-0587
Gregory P. McGuckin (R10)
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Phone: 732-840-9028
Fax: 732-840-9757
Erik Peterson (R23)
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Phone: 908-238-0251
Fax: 908-238-0256
Nancy J. Pinkin (D18)
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Phone: 732-548-1406
Fax: 732-548-1623
David P. Rible (R30)
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Phone: 732-974-0400
Fax: 732-974-2564
Shavonda E. Sumter (D35)
[email protected]
Phone: 973-925-7061
Fax: 973-925-7067



  • Browning Auto .22 Rifles
  • Browning Auto-22 Rifle
  • Browning Auto-22 Grade VI
  • Browning BAR .22 Auto Rifle
  • Browning SA-22 Semi-Auto 22 Rifle
  • CBC N66 Auto rifle
  • Glenfield Model 40 rifle
  • Lakefield Arms Model 64B Auto Rifle
  • Marlin Glenfield 60 rifle
  • Marlin 552 BDL rifle
  • Marlin Model 60 Self Loading Rifles
  • Marlin Model 60C
  • Marlin Model 60SB
  • Marlin Model 60S-CF
  • Marlin Model 60SN
  • Marlin Model 60ss Self-Loading Rifle
  • Marlin Model 60 SSK rifle
  • Marlin Model 60 DLX rifle
  • Marlin Glenfield 75C rifle
  • Marlin Model 795
  • Marlin Model 795SS
  • Marlin Model 922 Magnum Self-Loading Rifle
  • Marlin 990 rifle
  • Marlin Model 990l Self-Loading Rifle
  • Marlin Model 995 Self-Loading Rifle
  • Mossberg 377 Plinkster rifle
  • Mossberg 702 Plinkster
  • Mossberg – Other Variants
  • Norinco Model 22 ATD Rifle
  • Remington 552 rifle
  • Remington 552A rifle
  • Remington 552BDL Speedmaster Rifle
  • Remington Model 522 Viper Autoloading Rifle
  • Remington Nylon 66 rifle
  • Remington Nylon 66AB rifle
  • Remington Nylon 66
  • Savage 990DL rifle
  • Stevens 987-T rifle
  • Taurus Model 63 rifle
  • Weatherby Mark XXII Tubular rifle
  • Winchester 190
  • Winchester 290
  • Winchester- Other Variants

*LEGAL NOTE FROM EVAN NAPPEN: New Jersey takes the position that tube-fed semi-auto .22 rifles that hold rounds in excess of the legal limit are “assault firearms” under New Jersey law. This was affirmed by the State Supreme Court in the infamous Pelleteri case, in which a citizen was convicted of possession of a Marlin model 60 .22 caliber rifle..

About Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs:The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, Inc. is the official NRA State Association in New Jersey. Our mission is to implement all of the programs and activities at the state level that the NRA does at the national level. This mission includes the following: To support and defend the constitutional rights of the people to keep and bear arms. To take immediate action against any legislation at the local, state and federal level that would infringe upon these rights. Visit:

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James Miller

Did the A2006 Bill become a law? If not when is it due to be approved or disapproved as a law and how can we fight it.

Darrin Montagna

The problem with NJ is that there are to many people voting to keep their gov’t checks rolling in without working. That goes for the politicians down to the welfare recipients. Until that changes NJ will never change.

John Villa

Sadly, you can’t blame this all on the Jersey Dems. The Repubs caved too once the parents of the victims from Sandy Hook told their story. Love how out-of-staters come here to influence Jersey politics. Shameful.

Nam Marine

Screw New Jersey !

Philip DiGennaro

My Dad bought me a Winchester 22 when I was 15. This rifle would become illegal under this stupid law if passed. I hate democraps.

Ernest Boggs Sr

What is wrong with the people of NJ ? Has the lawmakers forgotten who put them in office and who pays their salary (which is too high for Idiots like these people)? Why is there not a re-call election being called right now? Do you not have any Conservatives or just Republicans to counter these idiots. How could any legislator even consider making criminals of such a large portion of their population? That in it’s self is enough to be proof positive that they are not mentally fit to be serving the people of NJ. There is so much wrong… Read more »


the number problem is the BRAIN DEAD voters put this LIBERAL TRASH in office = DEMOCRAT the gun hater/take your rights party

Bob Shell

Another reason to move out of that sewer


Can I escape Nu Jerzi via the Takoni Palmira Bridge. How many U.S. Dollars vil de toll be to re-enter America thru Pennsylvania?