Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced support for a motion filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to halt the enforcement of New Jersey's ban on so-called “high-capacity” magazines until the court rules on the underlying case.
The suit was filed yesterday by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC).
“New Jersey’s unconstitutional and ill-advised magazine ban should not be enforced while being challenged in a court of law,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA-ILA. “The government should not force law-abiding citizens to permanently alter or dispose of lawfully acquired property before their day in court. The NRA stands shoulder to shoulder with the ANJRPC in this fight.”
If granted, the motion would halt enforcement of a new law requiring New Jersey gun owners to dispose of or permanently alter commonly owned ammunition magazines that hold more than ten rounds.
“We thank the NRA for its incredible support and guidance, which made this lawsuit and motion possible,” said ANJRPC executive director Scott Bach.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org