90 Miles From Tyranny : New Jersey: Possession of ‘High Capacity’ Magazines a Fourth Degree Felony Starting Tuesday

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

New Jersey: Possession of ‘High Capacity’ Magazines a Fourth Degree Felony Starting Tuesday

The possession of “high capacity” magazines will be a fourth degree felony in New Jersey beginning Tuesday morning.

Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed the ban on magazines holding over 10 rounds in June, and it takes effect December 11.

The Conservative Review reports:

When the clock strikes midnight Tuesday morning, anyone in New Jersey who owns a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition is officially in possession of illegal contraband and is deemed a fourth-degree felon. Unlike previous magazine bans, this one retroactively bans people from even owning such magazines in their homes, even though they had been purchased legally. 
The ban was challenged in court after it was signed, but last week the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld the ban. Breitbart News reported that a three-judge panel from the Third Circuit voted 2 to 1 to uphold the ban.

Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee, was the panel judge who voted against the ban. He argued that the ruling treats the Second Amendment as protecting second-class rights, unequal with other rights. He wrote, “The Second Amendment is an equal part of the Bill of Rights. We must treat the right to keep and bear arms like other enumerated rights, as the Supreme Court insisted in Heller. We may not water it down and balance it away based on...
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Mr. Bee said...

Conservatives have been complaining about an Ahole congress critter mentioning nukes against gun owners. In actual fact, your gun rights will go away one slice at a time, not in some civil war. Of course, if the pols who started this bill in New Jersy were taking rights away from the left, they'd be doxed and their homes surrounded by demonstraters. Fortunately for them, conservatives tend to just bitch on the internet a lot.

capt fast said...

so, I would guess my semi-auto MG42 which is belt fed is not included as it doesn't have a magazine???

Kye said...

But you 9mm Taurus pistol is?

12Bravo said...

The first felony is expensive, everyone after that is free.

William said...

But wait...isn't jersey the land full for NYC...jus sayin.