New Jersey Threatens Gun Owners With Jail Time
Article from Town Hall by Matt Vespa.
If you don’t submit to our so-called common sense gun control policy, we’ll throw you in jail. That’s the mindset of New Jersey. With new anti-gun Governor Phil Murphy helming the ship there, you knew things would be terrible; he’s a Democrat. Beth laid out the details for this law, but the crux of it is that if you don’t turn over so-called high capacity magazines, those that hold more than ten-rounds, the state could throw you in hail for up to 18 months (via Free Beacon):
The law, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday along with five other new gun laws, gives New Jersey gun owners who currently possess ammunition magazines exactly 180 days to either surrender their ammunition magazines, permanently modify them to only accept up to 10 rounds, or transfer them to somebody who is allowed to legally own it such as those living in most other parts of the United States.
If someone in New Jersey is caught with a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds after the deadline is passed, it will be considered a crime of the fourth degree which carries up to 18 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines or both.
Yes, there are legal challenges to the law, but again, this is what happens when you give the anti-gun Left an inch—they take several thousand miles. And I don’t blame them. When the courts are silent, you should go as far as you can. On assault weapons bans, the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear arguments on their constitutionality gave room for Deerfield, Illinois to ban AR-15s and other so-called assault weapons within the village limits; Deerfield is a Chicago suburb. Oregon could have a ballot initiative where AR-15 owners have to transfer them out of the state, destroy them, register them, or surrender them to police. Boulder, Colorado also recently passed an assault weapons and high capacity magazine ban as well. They’re on the move, folks.
Read the entire article at Town Hall.
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