Million Plus NJ Gun Owners Defy State Law, Refuse to Turn Over Banned Gun Mags

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Over one million New Jersey Gun owners defy Governor Murphy's gun magazine ban & turn in demands of what some estimate is easily more than ten million now illegal standard capacity gun mags.

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Million Plus NJ Gun Owners Defy State Law, Refuse to Turn Over Banned Gun Mags

New Jersey-(Ammoland.com)- New Jersey's standard capacity magazine ban is now in effect making New Jersey's one million gun owners criminals in the eyes of the state. But in an act of mass definace, New Jersey residents refuse to comply.

Any magazine holding more than ten rounds is now illegal in the Garden State. The standard magazine for an AR-15 holds 30 rounds. Glock 19s, which is the most popular pistol in the United States, holds 15 rounds. Anyone who is possession of larger magazine is committing a fourth-degree felony.

Anyone caught with one of the now banned magazines in their possession faces up to 18 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines or both for each magazine found.

The bill was signed into law last June by Gov. Phil Murphy (D). Residents had until December 11th, 2018, to turn over magazines to police or sell or store them out of state.

Pro-gun groups sued New Jersey to try to prevent the law from going into effect. Their attempt on blocking the law failed in a federal appeals court. The three-judge panel ruled that a law limiting the number of rounds a magazine holds did not violate the US Constitution and did not put an undue burden on New Jersey gun owners.

“New Jersey’s law reasonably fits the State’s interest in public safety and does not unconstitutionally burden the Second Amendment’s right to self-defense in the home,” the court wrote in their decision. “The law also does not violate the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause because it does not require gun owners to surrender their magazines but instead allows them to retain modified magazines or register firearms that have magazines that cannot be modified.”

AG Gurbir Grewal applauded the ruling on Twitter stating: “This just in: for months, individuals have been challenging NJ’s limits on large capacity magazines—a sensible law to address mass shootings. Today, the court of appeals upheld the law. Big win for public safety and law enforcement safety!”

Residents of New Jersey on various message boards have called the magazine ban unenforceable. Some were going as far as laughing at Gov. Murphy and his attempt at regulating magazine size.

New Jersey is not saying how they plan to enforce the ban on standard capacity magazines. Gov. Murphy's office referred AmmoLand to the New Jersey Attorney General's office. The AG's office refused to comment.

Sharon Lauchaire, Director of Communications for the Office the Attorney General told AmmoLand: “We do not discuss law enforcement strategies.”

AmmoLand's sources within the New Jersey State Police that spoke on a condition of anonymity stated that they had not received any guidance on how to enforce the ban from the AG’s office. They said that there is currently no plan to investigate gun owners suspected of having the now banned magazines.

According to the source, the plan that has been discussed among officers is only to file charges against people who are guilty of other crimes. This plan might change once superiors give guidance on how to enforce the ban.

AmmoLand reached out to several local police departments in New Jersey to see how they plan on enforcing the ban and what the turn in numbers have been? Much like the New Jersey State Police, none of these departments have a concrete plan on how to proactively enforce the ban and none had a single report of magazines turned over.

From all Reports, NO Mags Turned In,  Governor Murphy & His Law are Joke

AmmoLand also asked the Governor's office what Gov. Murphy thinks of users on the internet saying that the ban is unenforceable and laughing at the Governor's attempt at regulating magazine sizes.

Gov. Murphy and his office refused to comment on these gun owner's opinions.

AmmoLand also asked Gov. Murphy's office about the number of magazines turned in by New Jersey residents. Once again AmmoLand was referred to the New Jersey Attorney General's office.

In this case, Lauchaire would not offer a comment and referred AmmoLand to the New Jersey State Police. Lauchaire stated she was aware of AmmoLand's previous inquire to the State Police on the number of magazines turned in meaning that State Police contacted the AG’s office about our request for information.

The New Jersey State Police have not officially responded to our request on the number of magazines that were turned over by citizens.

Two sources from within the State Police, who spoke to AmmoLand on condition of anonymity, told AmmoLand News that they both do not know of any magazines turned over to their agency and doubted that any were turned in. They also stated that the State Police also engaged the AG's office for guidance on how to respond to inquiries such as ours. They were unaware if the Attorney General has returned to their request for guidance.

All the local police departments that AmmoLand contacted stated that they have not had any magazines turned into them.

AmmoLand has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with The New Jersey State Police to get an official count of the number of magazines turned in by New Jersey citizens. We will update the story if our FOIA request is fulfilled.

About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at www.crumpy.com.

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Fred

Has anyone noticed that they never go after criminals with large capacity magazines? Hummm.

Steve
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Steve

Citizens, not subjects need to take over the county governments and then declare their county a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County that does not have to comply with state infringements and violations of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

tal
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tal

Fuc$ NJ, NY and California and the rest of the shi$ hole states.

Stump
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Stump

If 10 rounds is good enough for ‘the citizens’ then it should be good enough for the police. It should not ‘burden’ the state’s agents any more than it would ‘burden’ an individual.

Arthur Nicholas
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Arthur Nicholas

I dare New Jersey to enforce this law.

Marat K
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Marat K

My name is Marat but people call me mike . I was born in the soviet union and live in russia before moving to The US . . I’m also an ex Marine. This is crazy. One million people is an army. A lot of them are ex military..And they probably have another 1 million of supporters, like me and a lot of ex military men and women although .Who is the law the government or the people?. This governeron can go f….k himself, if people have the license to own a firearm what difference does it make how many… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

sorry for my english I’m still working on grammar. I could barely speak english, when I joined the Marines Corps

m.
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m.

commie nj judges pulled “public safety” concept out of their a**

Mike
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Mike

Exactly, I wrote a comment about that. I was born in soviet union, Moved to united states in 1997. I’m a combat veteran, an ex Marine. I don’t want to write something that would get me in trouble about this peace of shit, but I think he should resign and move to cuba, north korea, venezuela or russia. I think he will be treated well in those countries, he will probably get a a free apartment in russia and make a lot of money. Once they take your guns that’s it , this country will slowly turn into police state.… Read more »

willy d
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willy d

@ blkcandywarez; The judges have the new Constitution it is locked up so we can’t see it and they pull it out to justify anything that goes against it then quickly put it back and lock it up until needed the next time!!!!!!!

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blkcandywarez

“New Jersey’s law reasonably fits the State’s interest in public safety and does not unconstitutionally burden the Second Amendment’s right to self-defense in the home,” the court wrote in their decision.

Hmmm, I didn’t even know that the 2A mentioned self-defense in the home. These judges must have access to some completely different version of the Constitution.

Dumbfounded
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Dumbfounded

Just the tip of the iceberg for the folks in NJ.

willy d
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willy d

@SS; SO TRUE, and PA with WOLF isn’t far behind!!!!!!!!!

Shannon Spencer
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Shannon Spencer

New Jersey. Your own fault for voting so stupidly! You got what you voted for! Hahaha!!!

UG
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UG

Not what I voted for. Sadly, you’re state is next.

The Grey Rooster
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The Grey Rooster

I salute the patriot citizens of NJ for flipping off this stupid law and you’all got what you voted for. I live in the coward state state of California where they are chipping away at us and (not a lot of us) but these cowards got what they voted for who was Moon Beam Jerry the clown Brown and now is Gag’um Newsome.
Confiscation would be a very bad idea, like a mussel loader that would spark the flint…

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TheHolyCrow

These TRAITOROUS GUNGRABBERS are a disgrace to the United States of America, and especially to the US Constitution, which is the Supreme Law of the Land. Under the Color of Law they are attempting to disarm America, one little bit at a time. I wonder how much bribe money they took from the likes of Soros and Bloomberg, in the form of “campaign contributions”. IMHO, and in the opinion of much smarter Constitutional scholars, these politicians and lawmakers are acting illegally, in the same manner that caused the disarmament of many other countries in the 1800 and 1900’s, that resulted… Read more »

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Dave churbuck

The enemy of the people is the people themselves who allow the worst of themselves to enslave the rest who refer to themselves as the “WE ” . There is No WE, There is just a herd of discombobulated idiots who stupidly believe [ not think } that gawd will save them with the vote and give them freedom, which they would never know what to do with it if they got it because they never had it. Exactly what is real freedom to you ? Define it, be quick about it, you know what you want don’t you ?… Read more »

Conrad Wolgreen
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Conrad Wolgreen

Here’s how this law can be defeated non-violently.
First, New Jersey gun owners should always agree to serve as jurors.
Second, they should inform themselves of the rights that jurors have in judging both the facts and the law.
Third, if a gun owner is charged with violating this statute, refuse to convict. Vote “not guilty.”
If jurors refuse to convict people of violating this law, it will cease being used. You have the power to nullify this law if you have the courage to do so.

Douglas
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Douglas

I agree, in theory, that jury nullification could work. In practice, that approach won’t work. It’s highly unlikely that any jury (especially with the jury selection process) would consist of enough citizens that haven’t been “brainwashed” by the culture in that entire area of the country into thinking that more laws will deter criminals to expect that to happen. I mean, we HAVE to do SOMETHING! (Even if that “something” can’t have any measurable result, but will have a measurable deleterious effect on formerly law abiding citizens)

Michael K
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Michael K

The is a lot of things you could do this is not North Korea yet. People are to lazy to get of their asses. They want to lose what their ancestors and people in other countries were dying for. You have a lot of instrument. I’m in immigrant from russia and was born in soviet union. I’m also a former United States Marine. I’m a real person you can find on face book https://www.facebook.com/marat.kurbanov.5. This governor should move to cuba (guantanamo ?) or north korea maybe even russia , He will make a lot of money over there like some… Read more »