By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On May 5 2014, New Jersey's Senate Law and Public Safety Committee passed SB993, the ban against magazines holding more than 10 rounds and .22 rifles–along with other guns–with fixed magazines holding more than ten rounds.
The vote was along party lines, with three Democrats voting yes and two Republicans voting no.
As Breibart News reported on March 3, the ban will outlaw 43 rifles including .22 rifles like the “Marlin Model 60, Remington Nylon 66, and Winchester 190.” The ban does this by broadening the label of “assault firearm” to include .22 rifles with a fixed magazine exceeding 10 rounds.
SB993 is sponsored by state senators Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and Nia H. Gill (D-34).
They said their bill “is in response to the horrific tragedy in Arizona where the assailant utilized a large capacity ammunition magazine that resulted in the death of six people and injuries to thirteen others, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.”
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