Skip to comments.Door Knock Gun Control: New Jersey Gun Confiscation Begins
Posted on 12/19/2018 9:51:02 AM PST by Starman417
President Obama and President Trump were both right, Obama when he told us elections have consequences and Trump in his 2018 stump speech that a consequence of Democrat victories would be renewed attacks on the Second Amendment. New Jerseys ban on high capacity magazines has been upheld by a federal court, opening the door to door knock gun confiscation and making off-duty police officers subject to criminal prosecution. The inmates are officially running the asylum.
This law is one of those sensible restrictions on gun ownership that liberals like to talk about but that criminals will ignore as the judge who ruled the law constitutional says that despite the asterisk put next to the Second Amendment by the court assures us there is nothing to worry about:
The law, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in June along with five other new gun laws, gave New Jersey gun owners who currently possess the magazines in question 180 days to either surrender them, permanently modify them to only accept up to 10 rounds, or transfer them to somebody who is allowed to legally own them. The deadline is set to expire on Monday.Thats not the opinion of Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo who warns that even police officers have become instant felons under the new law:
A lawsuit brought by the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs and supported by the National Rifle Association failed on Thursday as the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals declared the confiscation law constitutional. Any civilian caught in possession of a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds may be arrested and prosecuted. Possession of such magazines after the deadline will be considered a crime of the fourth degree under state law and carry up to 18 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines or both.
Nearly all modern full-size or compact handguns and rifles sold in the United States come standard with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition .
Judge Patty Shwartz, an Obama appointee, wrote for the majority that the law serves a legitimate public safety purpose .
"Today we address whether one of New Jersey's responses to the rise in active and mass shooting incidents in the United Statesa law that limits the amount of ammunition that may be held in a single firearm magazine to no more than ten roundsviolates the Second Amendment, the Fifth Amendment's Takings Clause, and the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause," she wrote. "We conclude that it does not. 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 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. Finally, because retired law enforcement officers have training and experience that makes them different from ordinary citizens, the law's exemption that permits them to possess magazines that can hold more than ten rounds does not violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause."
The new law that limits gun magazines to 10 rounds went into effect on Dec. 10 without the legislature taking up the amendment to create an exception for law enforcement officers.It was former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik who leaked via a tweet the memo containing the warning to police while condemning the law and court ruling as insane:
Modern firearms issued to patrol officers generally hold 12 or more rounds of ammunition.
That means that just about all law enforcement officers in New Jersey will be breaking the law if they carry their assigned duty weapons while off duty, including just being home with them, unless they live outside of the state or leave their magazines behind at work, rendering the weapons near-useless.
Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo issued a memorandum to local police officials on Dec. 13 reminding everyone that the prohibition of the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines also applied to off-duty law enforcement officers.
The statute now provides that law enforcement officers are not permitted to possess large capacity ammunition magazines, i.e. magazines capable of holding more than ten (10) rounds of ammunition to be fed continuously into semi-automatic firearms, unless while on duty or traveling to or from an authorized place of duty, the memo read.
This statute applies to all law enforcement officers, including those subject to on-call status. Violation of this statute constitutes a fourth degree crime, the memo continued. There is legislation pending to amend the statute to permit law enforcement officers possession of large capacity magazines. We will keep you informed if and when the statute is amended.
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They still need a warrant.
But it also does not allow them to keep the magazines. Truly Orwellian logic.
So much for that fringed upon shit.
They didn’t need one to spy on Trump or his staff.
Technically, yes. But in all reality, if they want to bash in your door, they can do it with impunity. All they need is to establish that it was "necessary" at the time.
New Jersey Storm Troopers.
Are books next?
All I have in here officer is belt fed weapons. No magazines at all. Their just little miniguns attached to the Huey in the back yard.
“opening the door to door knock gun confiscation “
Until they decide they don’t
I can't find that in my copy of the 2nd amendment.
...because retired law enforcement officers have training and experience that makes them different from ordinary citizens...
So they are super citizens? Many CCW people are as good or better than the average cop, both at gun handling and judgement.
Then word gets out at the speed of electrons and knocking down doors gets real messy real quick.
From the 14th Amendment:
"Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States [emphasis added]; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
"Section 5: The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article."
So New Jersey gun confiscation is unconstitutional imo.
H O W E V E R
In order for pro-2nd Amendment citizens to enjoy their gun rights without concern about misguided, pro-gun control activist states, citizens will first need to elect a patriot Congress in the 2020 elections that will be willing to make penal laws that discourage state actors from abridging constitutionally enumerated rights.
Remember in November 2020!
“That means that just about all law enforcement officers in New Jersey will be breaking the law”
Don’t worry, they will get that fixed and not have an iota of a qualm about arresting law abiding citizens.
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