N.J., and U.S. Gun Ban Groups, Pile on in Mag Ban Case

Gabby Giffords
Giffords Law Center and Everytown For Gun Safety filed their own opposition to the injunction motion, arguing among other things that standard capacity magazines are best suited for military use.

New Jersey – -(Ammoland.com)- July 11, 2018. ANJRPC’s federal lawsuit to overturn Governor Murphy’s firearms magazine ban is starting to pick up speed. There has been a flurry of activity since the court scheduled an expedited hearing on Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs’s request for an injunction (to halt enforcement of the ban until the case is decided).

The State of New Jersey was first to oppose the injunction motion, arguing among other things that the newly banned magazines are “dangerous and unusual weapons” not protected by the Second Amendment, which pose a danger to the public even in the hands of law-abiding citizens. The State also argues that the banned magazines are not needed for self-defense, but are “perfectly suited for illicit use.”

“Claiming that banned magazines are not needed for self-defense while simultaneously exempting their use for the protection of lawmakers is outrageous and the height of hypocrisy,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach. “This elitist double standard is irrational, indefensible, and shows the utter contempt New Jersey has for its ‘subjects,’” said Bach.

Piling onto the State’s papers, the Giffords Law Center and Everytown For Gun Safety filed their own opposition to the injunction motion, arguing among other things that standard capacity magazines are best suited for military use, that NJ’s prior regulation of magazine capacity for several decades makes the new ban presumptively valid, and that the ban will make mass shooting incidents “less lethal.”

On July 9, Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs ripped all of these arguments to shreds in a reply brief filed in the case.

Click here to see all the key filings in Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs’s magazine ban lawsuit.

This case was filed in cooperation with the National Rifle Association. “We thank the NRA for its incredible support and guidance, which made this aggressive lawsuit challenging the magazine ban possible,” said Bach.

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Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

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: www.anjrpc.org

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I have a long-time friend who owns a gun dealership in the state where I reside. He moved to the armpit state two years ago-more $$$ than he could pass up, so don’t go making disparaging remarks. He sends me news articles occasionally that he finds relevant to me and him as 2A supporters. Something that has stood out to me while reading them is that the legislators and leaders from the bottom up is how they invariably refer to their constituents as “subjects”. Last time I checked “subjects” were either serfs under dictators or monarchs, or what students studied… Read more »


Can someone please explain why it is that most gun rights groups skim over the OBVIOUS wording in 2A which makes it clear as glass that qualified, trained citizens should be allowed the same armament (arms) as the (possibly in the future tyrannical) government? This was the primary original intent and is as clear to most of us now as it was to the founders when they put pen to ink. It irks me no end when otherwise great 2A support groups and organizations pussyfoot and dance around this fact. And it is obviously the one issue that the power-hungry… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Gunny, I like everything that you wrote except the word “allowed”.


Nineteen states plus the District of Columbia permit the recall of state officials:
Recall of State Officials
New Jersey
North Dakota
Rhode Island
District of Columbia

Gregory Romeu

These are just the state’s that allow a recall. Each state has a mechanism for removing corrupt officials by way of Grand Jury Investigation, Indictment and Prosecution but it ALL starts with the citizens with backbone stepping up to the plate and moving forward with a Notice and Demand against the corrupt heathens and then moving forward with a charge of Willful Neglected of Statutory Duty through grand jury indictment. Many may not realize it but this is an extremely high crime!

Wild Bill

@GR, Yeah, but Grand Juries need evidence. A recall election can be for any reason or no reason. Some guys are too slick to leave tracks, We the People need to be able to kill their careers just on suspicion. Especially bureaucrats.


Colorado Gun Control Recall Prompts Senator to Resign!!! Why not use this to remove state officials that are gun control freeks?

James Slemons


Gregory Romeu

Only a dumbass will say to, “Wait until the next election and vote them out of office.”




Politicians don’t own you!


recall these useless d-suckers today


Chatty Kathy and her repulsive husband are interested in only one thing…….SEND MONEY!

Gregory Romeu

Well, “JERSEY BOYS”? are you going to sit on your complacent fat asses and wait for another election or are you going to REMOVE these CORRUPT OFFICIALS from office NOW? To sit and wait for another election to try and vote them out of office is your acceptance of their tyranny against you!

New Jersians are starting to act like their pussies in California. Need we say any,more?


Who copied which?

Gregory Romeu

Jersey was there first… It took a while for easy coasters to make their way out west…

Only a dumbass will say to, “Wait until the next election and vote them out of office.”
Bottom line is, REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE, “NOW!!!”



New Jersey is beginning to look like a contest between the honest citizen and the power grabbing “employees”. The power grabbers seem to one ahead because they throw any ridiculous excuse for a law they can dream up. Now it is the good people’s turn to get them the hell out of any job where there is any responsibility or can afflict any hardship on anyone. I wouldn’t want any of them taking my order at McDonald’s because they would screw it up. However, Murphy warned the voters before he was elected.

Piper Colt

If all these haters of individual freedom would concentrate their zealousness on enforcing the laws on the books and criminalizing the criminal all this hoopla would simply disappear. But no, they would rather stir up the ignorant, uneducated people in the “land of the free” and enslave them like the rest of the world. They do not see their own idiocy in what they are saying. Guns in the hands of criminals is the real problem, not the law-abiding who has no intention of harming anyone except the bad guy. A gun in and of itself never killed anyone, but… Read more »


We do not need to enforce the laws on the books. Those laws are a violation of our rights. We do not need the 1934 NFA, 1938 law 1968 GCA and more., Brady Bill or any of the laws in the states.


Thank you George- we need to reinstate firearms training starting at a young age, respect for elders, and a healthy fear of God Almighty, our Creator. The rest will take care of itself.

dava golino

these people serve a foreign agenda…Socialists,Communist pigs,they are baiting us. The EU is forming an 11 nation army talked about on, 01 July 2018. Bill de Blasio the COMMIE, Sandinistas, PIG. Is the type to open a back doors to enter. traitors like the mayor in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel already asked for the UN, to come on US soil. Sir. this is why the sold out anti 2nd amendment morons want to pass the buck to a foreign agency. a Trojan horse or a Foreign agenda forced on the USA by the EU through the SOLD OUT UN and it’s… Read more »

Wild Bill

Politicians, judges, and bureaucrats at the federal, state, county, and city level do not want to admit that the Second Amendment is a Constitution level control on all governments. The Second Amendment expresses the founders intention to fill the legal field regarding arms. The Founders preempted future Congresses, presidents, bureaucrats, the states, counties and cities, and the entire judiciary from making laws, rules or regulations regarding arms.


dummies forget that SCOTUS just recently declared in a case they decided that weapons of military use ARE precisely what “arms” means in that pesku Second, and thus the AR and similar cannot be banned as they ARE weapons of military use. Same with the little “buckets” that hold the bullets so those weapons of military use can fire them. There have been a number of recent mass shooting cases (Parkland FL, Sutherland SPrings TX are two come quickl to mind,) where the perp used ten round mags, the “magic number” above which we cannot go without seeing blood in… Read more »

L.L. Smith

I don’t have any friends that want me disarmed.

willy d

Mother always told me don’t argue with anybody dumber than you!!!!!!! I’m glad there is lots of distance between me and N.J. Wasn’t before but now there is!!!!

Jerald schmaltz

We must vote out all of these delusional idiot politicians. When a politician runs on banning our 2nd amendment , they are psychotics and should be hospitalized.

Joseph P Martin

The gun ban people should look for better spokesmen. David Hogg, a 17-year-old who hasn’t lived long enough to know didly squat and Gabby Giffords, a brain-damaged puppet of a self-serving manipulative failed astronaut wannabe.


A Magazine is not a weapon as it says in the article. A magazine is only a piece of the whole. As a piece of equipment, a magazine cannot be a weapon by itself. It is like a container full of sugar cubes. Or a 24 pack of pepsi. A magazine only is the holder of something.

The State of New Jersey was first to oppose the injunction motion, arguing among other things that the newly banned magazines are “dangerous and unusual weapons”


@john- just fir kicks I loaded up one of my 20 round AR10 mags and beat a fiberglass shower enclosure to death with it. It proved to be quite dangerous to that enclosure, but a hammer or baseball bat would have been a better choice. And as you can orobably guess, not one round went off during the entire time. A few did escape though and it was really kind of fun. I truly don’t believe any of the crazy crap NJ or CT or Mass will stand up under scrutiny by a Constitutionalist SCOTUS. Appellate Circuit Court decisions are… Read more »

Missouri Born

What do these clowns want us to do act like Barney Fife and carry one bullet in our pocket.
Get a grip gun haters go away.


It’s sad to say they don’t want us to have even 1 Bullet in our pocket.
We need to use every opportunity to vote them out of office.
Or we need to come up with another way to get them out of office. (Impeach!!!)


All the magazines they want to ban are already in common use, worldwide by citizens and law enforcement alike.
They just don’t get it.
They need to be fired at the next elections and the Gov. has to be recalled if legal to do so,
he campaigned on his promise to sign all anti gun bills that are sent to his desk.

Gregory Romeu

START HERE! I want you to get your feet wet in the REAL POWER the citizens have, rather than being ignorant and waiting for an election to come up!


Wild Bill

@GR That is one terrific website!

Gregory Romeu

Yes, this is one that I PRAY that people with common sense and backbone will use this information starting today, as well as share,this information FAR and wide so that others will take this and use these tools effectively beginning immediately, Do you hear us California?


@wildbill- 1956-1965, 1970-1977. Can’t say that I do. Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, East Los Angeles, University Heights.

Wild Bill

@Gunny, Oh, that was a little before my time in L.A.


I thought you might be former LEO from some of your posts. Is that the case, or are you just that well versed in the laws re: civil rights? I had to go back and reread 42USC1893 after mistakenly stating the necessity of an arrest fir it to come into play. You were absolutely correct. Also, do you do much long range shooting?


New Jersey is 10 lbs of stupid in a 5 lb bag. Good luck collecting all those ‘illegal’ magazines.


In the days of the Founders, they used a process called “Civil Disobedience” to great effect. And, when the British Army was dispatched under orders to sweep MA and confiscate firearms and munitions in the hands of colonists, they were met with “a shot heard ’round the world”.

James Slemons


Wild Bill

She does not look like a pleasant person. If someone is going to make my Civil Rights decisions for me and tell me what I need and do not need, I would prefer a pleasant person.

James Andrews

She is an enemy of We The People!


She and hubby are interested in only one thing……MONEY.

Gregory Romeu

@WB, You slay me!


The stupid never stops


You can’t Fix STUPID!!!!!! and they are all stupid!!!


‘Arms… a weapon and it’s accompaniments that make it work.’ The definition the Founders knew and used.
Magazines are protected in our Bill of Rights just as much as rifles, handguns, ammo, or knives.