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.

  • 393 thoughts on “Million Plus NJ Gun Owners Defy State Law, Refuse to Turn Over Banned Gun Mags

    1. 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.

    2. @ 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!!!!!!!

    3. “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.

        1. 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…

    4. 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 in the subsequent slaughter of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of their own countrymen. When are these crooks going to be held accountable for the serious threats they are making against our Supreme Laws, and for the war they are waging against the same ? What we all are witnessing is TREASON ! How much longer are we going to put up with these scurrilous scoundrels ?

      1. 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 ?
        Imagine if you will, that you are in a prison and you ask me for a way out , And I hand you a bible and a voting ticket,
        Would you take them and thank me ? You are welcome, you already accepted them.
        And now you want to use the same tools that you constructed your prison with for escape ? You are very easy.
        Give me control of the worlds religions and the vote, And I own and control the world. Do I not ? It is in The Message. You came from Nature born on planet Earth, same as all living things, it is your World.,
        not the Matrix they assigned you. From the Moment of birth onward, what Exactly was Entirely
        your own choosing ? Think Hard.. Do you really see it Now ?

    5. 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.

      1. 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)

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