The New Jersey Assembly’s Law and Public Safety Committee was scheduled to hold a public hearing on Monday (postponed for snow) about a bill that reduces the maximum magazine from capacity from 15 to 10, but in effect goes even further. Since the legislation covers both detachable and fixed magazines, it has the effect of to banning popular, low-caliber rifles…

…They discovered that the bill would affect tube-fed, semi-automatic rifles because the magazine cannot be separated from the gun.

Thus, the experts found that at least 43 common rifles would suddenly be considered a prohibited “assault firearm,” such as the .22 caliber Marlin Model 60, Remington Nylon 66 and Winchester 190.

Just having one such gun would turn a law-abiding owner into a felon overnight.

Possession of an “assault firearm” is a second-degree crime in New Jersey. The penalty is up to 10 years in jail and a mandatory minimum sentence of three to five years, with no chance of parole.

…“This bill is a gun ban, there’s no question about that,” Scott Bach, the executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, told me in an interview…

Even worse, the bill has no grandfather clause and no amnesty period. So as soon as this legislation becomes law, everyone in possession of these rifles is automatically a felon and the guns are subject to seizure by the government.

via MILLER: New Jersey bill is outright gun ban on .22-caliber rifles and leads to confiscation – Washington Times.

As predicted, the Federal Legislative side has been forgotten and they are concentrating on the legislatures. If the bill passes (although I am expecting a big resistance and maybe the Opposition saying “Ooops, we did not mean them little rimfire rifles and it was also a ‘technical mistake’ about the grandfathering” so they can save face and see if they can shove the 10 round restriction anyway. Why? because that would be a compromise and we need to be understanding.

Sort of, “OK, I promise I will use Vaseline… Do you trust me now? And stop wiggling, the handcuffs will bruise your wrists.”

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

3 thoughts on “2014 – The Year of the Confiscations. (NJ)”
  1. I’m not sure which is worse: Promising to use lube when you clearly don’t intend to like they are, or pretending your victim enjoys it, like California is doing to Colorado.

  2. i agree with the post piece here. the dems in nj are making christie pick between a local want, and a national one. the vehicle is a clearly unconstitutional bill that goes further than anything tried before. if he says yes, they get a dream anti-gun bill, and he becomes even less likely to be prez, if he says no, they say he doesn’t rep jersey, they remain third or fourth worst place to be a gun owner, and christie still probably doesn’t become prez, because he’s the dem pick for the republican ticket. vote veterans party for all Americans.

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