New Jersey: To Ban Normal Capacity Gun Magazines, Make Your Voice Heard

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Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- A bill’s journey to passage is typically long and winding, but when you have an anti-gun Legislature and perhaps the state’s most anti-gun Governor ever, that trek suddenly becomes much easier.

Legislation to lower the state’s magazine capacity restriction from 15 to 10 rounds is nearing final passage in the Legislature.

However, New Jersey gun owners are accustomed to a tough fight, and it’s critical that New Jersey lawmakers hear from you.  It’s important that you continue contacting your state lawmakers.

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Even in a state like New Jersey, constituent communication has a strong impact.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters need to make their voices heard!  This fight is not over, and one or more of these bills is almost certain to invite immediate litigation.

In particular, we are calling on all gun owners to contact their Senator, as well as their Assembly Members, and insist that the following anti-Second Amendment bills be rejected:

  • S.102 by Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D) which reduces the minimum magazine capacity restriction from 15 to 10 rounds.  The 15-round limit has had no demonstrated effectiveness on improving public safety and it puts law-abiding gun owners at a definite disadvantage in self-defense situations.  There is a reason law enforcement is exempted.  Criminals do not follow magazine capacity restrictions.

In addition to S.102, there are other bills which are also bad for law-abiding New Jersey gun owners:

  • S.160 by Sen. Vin Gopal (D) would allow for suspension of gun rights by unaccountable “health professionals.” This bill goes so far as to allow marriage counselors, social workers and nurses to cause suspension of your legal rights.
  • S.2376 by Sen. Linda Greenstein (D) codifies New Jersey’s “justifiable need” standard for the issuance of concealed carry permits. The bill is a striking blow to the basic fundamental right to self-defense outside the home. It creates a standard so onerous that nobody can meet it, hence the issuance of permits in New Jersey is close to non-existent.
  • S.2374 by Sen. Linda Greenstein (D) would require background checks on all firearm transfers. Again, this is redundant because all transactions in New Jersey require a background check. The private transfer of long guns requires an FID card and the issuance of that card requires fingerprinting, a background check and references, among other things. This bill does nothing except add another layer of bureaucracy and fees to an already cumbersome and duplicative process.
  • Another bill, S.2259 by Sen. Richard Codey (D), was removed at the last minute from the agenda of the last committee hearing.  There is speculation that it is being amended, and the bill would have to pass committee before advancing to the Senate floor.  This bill creates extreme risk protection orders whereby firearms can be seized and constitutional rights suspended with little to no due process. The bill fails to penalize those who fabricate accusations, and it does nothing to improve public safety.

We are anticipating that these bills could be up for consideration in the Senate as early as next Thursday, June 7 2018.

It’s imperative that you voice opposition to these bills.   Please contact your state Senator, as well as your Assembly Members, and respectfully ask that these bills be defeated.

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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  • 13 thoughts on “New Jersey: To Ban Normal Capacity Gun Magazines, Make Your Voice Heard

    1. NRA doesn’t really put the time in NJ every body knows that and a lot of gun owners don’t care ,that’s a fact ,we in NJ want to hold on to the 15 rd limit ,that’s bs to a small group of NJ gun owners that want no magazine limitations and other restrictions like folding stocks ,flash suppressor and muzzle brake and ccw permits etc it’s just not one thing ,but we are a minority and it’s a tough fight ,my question is why can’t the NRA get at least twenty to thirty million members that’s how you get clout ,but it doesn’t ,I know a lot of gun owners that feel NRA is all about the money ,I’m not in a position to judge ,I’m joining again cause they will fight for are rights but it’s seems sometimes it’s about compremise instead of what are rights should be ,and it’s not about just move out of the state ,when you have your lively hood here and family it’s tough

      1. Frank:

        How many times have I heard “the NRA won’t let THEm do,THAT”, I have long since lost count. The old adage. If you want something done, do it yourself rings in my memory, and it rings loud and clear. What I wonder, happens to the gun owner vote come Election Day. You might tell me.

    2. The NRA has a very long history of compromising your rights away in order to be seen as “reasonable”, “willing to compromise”. It started even before they helped write the NFA (National Firearms Act) in 1934, included the GCA in 1968 and the Lautenberg Amendment, and continues to this day. They even bragged about it in the August 1968 American Rifleman.

    3. Did New Jersey, re gun rigts, civil rights, gun control, however one might describe it go to hell in the proverbial hand basket it’s is in over night? Not likely, which brings me to the following question, which in it’s application is not limited to N.J. How is it that the existing legislative, administrative situation developed, were gunowners organizations asleep at the switch? Was the NRA similarly oriented? How is it that what appears to be a died in the wool anti gun rights cabal obtained and held office, continues to hold legislative office? Possibly New Jerseyites past or present might answer that question. Perhaps others might ponder that question too.

    4. Hound the hell out of the state elected officials about enforcing the current laws on the books against the criminals who are breaking the law and leave the honest citizens alone.
      Give it a try gun owners.

      1. The problem is NJ politicians are crooked and anti-gun to the max. The governor is worse. Unfortunately the people of NJ like bad government and crooked office holders as they keep putting them in time after time. So I heard that the citizens of NJ are going to be forced to buy insurance or face stiff fines. Personally I hope that their taxes are triples and what few rights they have are taken away. Why do I say that. Easy! They voted for crooked politicians and bag government so let them have it . That is what they want.

    5. I think NJ is done and toast. I’d be very careful about saying anything at this point and getting your name on a list.

      1. The NRA has a very long history of compromising your rights away in order to be seen as “reasonable”, “willing to compromise”. It started even before they helped write the NFA (National Firearms Act) in 1934, included the GCA in 1968 and the Lautenberg Amendment, and continues to this day. They even bragged about it in the August 1968 American Rifleman.

      2. The NRA has a very long history of compromising your rights away in order to be seen as “reasonable”, “willing to compromise”. It started even before they helped write the NFA (National Firearms Act) in 1934, included the GCA in 1968 and the Lautenberg Amendment, and continues to this day. They even bragged about it in the August 1968 American Rifleman.

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