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N.J. Democrats propose limiting capacity of gun magazines
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 26, 2014 | Andrew Seidman

Posted on 02/27/2014 5:27:02 PM PST by neverdem

TRENTON New Jersey Democrats on Monday proposed legislation that would limit the ammunition capacity of gun magazines, 14 months after a massacre at a Connecticut elementary school revived a national debate about the role of guns in America.

The bill, announced by the Legislature's Democratic leadership at a Statehouse news conference with parents of children slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, would reduce magazine capacity to 10 rounds, from 15.

It also would ban semiautomatic rifles with fixed-magazine capacities that exceed 10 rounds.

"When you meet families that lost their loved ones, it's pretty hard to explain why you can't do a simple thing like this to make lives a little bit easier," said Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester).

The Assembly passed the same bill last year, but Sweeney refused to bring it up for a vote in the Senate. On Monday, he said he changed his position after speaking with people like the Sandy Hook parents. "And, honestly, I'm proud I did," he said.

"To lawful gun owners - who I have great deal of respect for - we're not hurting one of them," said Sweeney, who grew emotional at the news conference. "For sportsmen, we're not hurting one. And if it prevents one child or one person from losing their life, we should do it."

The proposal comes even as gun-control legislation stalled in Washington last year despite a high-profile push by President Obama to renew an assault-weapons ban and mandate background checks for all gun sales.

Gun-rights groups have pledged to fight New Jersey's measure, calling it a failed policy and an infringement on the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

"This legislation represents the largest gun ban and..."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: assaultweapons; banglist; christie; gopestablishment; guncontrol; gungrabbers; magazines; newjersey; rino; youwillnotdisarmus
And if a good guy needs more than 10 rounds, they're SOL!
1 posted on 02/27/2014 5:27:02 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

American Rifleman can now have only 20 pages!


2 posted on 02/27/2014 5:28:10 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: neverdem

3 posted on 02/27/2014 5:29:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: neverdem
Wonder why they didn't have the widow of the husband who was slain at that Mall shooting?

Oh, that would collapse their narrative.

4 posted on 02/27/2014 5:29:58 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: xzins

Advertisements included?


5 posted on 02/27/2014 5:30:10 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: sasquatch

Who knows how dastardly is the magazine limitation.


6 posted on 02/27/2014 5:32:20 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: neverdem
And if it prevents one child or one person from losing their life, we should do it."

And, if it prevents law abiding people from fully defending themselves against law breaking and murdering drug gangs or terrorists?

7 posted on 02/27/2014 5:33:25 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: neverdem
Forget magazines -- I say we number the pages allowed in a book. I think all book purchases should be registered, and subject to a $200 tax. You'll need a permit before you're allowed to actually buy a book -- and don't forget the waiting period before you can actually start to read.

Start with the "basic, common sense" restrictions on the First Amendment. Then move on to the Second Amendment.

8 posted on 02/27/2014 5:34:01 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: neverdem

New Jersey is the State of Stupid. These people breathe the air and drink the water that must destroy brain cells.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 5:37:23 PM PST by Renegade
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To: neverdem

Give up your Remington Nylon 66 and your Winchester 74! Or tell the politicians to KYA!


10 posted on 02/27/2014 5:43:18 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: neverdem

I’ll bet the 6 Sandy Hook staff who tried to protect their students with their bodies, would prefer to have had a gun.


11 posted on 02/27/2014 5:46:01 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: neverdem

How many pages will they be limited to?

12 posted on 02/27/2014 5:46:31 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: xzins

lol


13 posted on 02/27/2014 5:46:42 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Seaplaner

I remember a story about a year back out of Detroit where some old girl fired 11 rounds at some punk who tried to steal her purse.

She missed but she did get her purse back. Then she got back on the bus and berated the “men” who sat there as the punk grabbed her purse.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 5:49:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: neverdem
The bill, announced by the Legislature's Democratic leadership at a Statehouse news conference with parents of children slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012,

Who is paying these "parents" to travel the country and push for more gun control.

15 posted on 02/27/2014 5:52:25 PM PST by matt04
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To: neverdem

Unembrace the gun grabber suck.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 5:53:24 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cripplecreek
Great story, thanks for that, my FRiend.

Missed 11 shots? Not unbelievable. Handguns can be difficult to control (especially for those with little training or practice), and fight-or-flight magnifies the sighting instability.

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17 posted on 02/27/2014 5:54:32 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: VRWC For Truth

We (taxpayers) are!


18 posted on 02/27/2014 5:57:11 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Coleus; jocon307; Alberta's Child; Pharmboy; Calpernia; Malsua; dead; nj26; OldFriend; Clemenza; ...
BANG!
19 posted on 02/27/2014 6:03:12 PM PST by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: matt04

Sandy Hoax successfully got draconian gun control through a couple of state legislatures.
The goons in charge of manipulating the public must have been sorely disappointed when they couldn’t get federal gun control passed.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 6:12:49 PM PST by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: neverdem

If I lived in certain parts of Jersey I’d demand a law that allows 30 rounds in a clip, magazine, tube, or whatever.

Trenton, Camden, is Hoboken still a crap hole or did they clean it up?

Does the Mafia still control Jersey City or did the arrests years ago put a nail in that coffin?

Gigante!


21 posted on 02/27/2014 6:31:58 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: umgud

QUOTE OF THE YEAR!


22 posted on 02/27/2014 6:33:02 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’d say every dumb*** reporter should have to prove their qualifications to be a reporter.

School attended?
Must submit articles in advance for approval.
Editorials limited to no more than 500 words and only allowed once a week.
Newspapers limited to 5 pages only.


23 posted on 02/27/2014 6:44:27 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: neverdem

And if it prevents one child or one person from losing their life, we should do it.”

Ok...all abortions are banned.


24 posted on 02/27/2014 6:45:04 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ealgeone

I’ve got an environmentally friendly Kindle reader.

Do I get a tax break for going green and using no pages?


25 posted on 02/27/2014 6:52:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: neverdem

You know, entire countries have been overthrown for this sort of BS. What the hell is wrong with us for allowing this to happen?


26 posted on 02/27/2014 7:13:32 PM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

didn’t his brother own Vesuvio’s?


27 posted on 02/27/2014 7:27:22 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: FunkyZero

“You know, entire countries have been overthrown for this sort of BS. What the hell is wrong with us for allowing this to happen?”

I say we get this party started and sort this stuff out sooner rather than later. I am getting to old for the crap!


28 posted on 02/27/2014 7:30:50 PM PST by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: neverdem

Another stupid and idiotic idea from the Democrats in NJ. First off this bill will only affect handguns. Try buying a semi-automatic rifle in NJ with 15 round magazines, there isn’t any. The only 15 round magazines available in NJ for rifles are homemade. As for handguns, do these people even know what the law in NJ is. To purchase a handgun in NJ, you must first obtain a permit from the local police department, that is for every purchase. You also need a separate FID card, also obtained from the police, to purchase ammunition for your handgun. So who is made safer by restricting the people who have been background checked over and over again. I own five handguns, and thus have undergone 11 background checks to legally own them. So they pass this law, the only people affected are those who buy their guns at Ramsey Outdoor or Meltzer’s. However, the gangbangers in Paterson and Newark will continue buying what ever they want, sans background checks, on the streets. Utter stupidity.


29 posted on 02/27/2014 7:32:20 PM PST by gusty
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To: RitchieAprile

Good to hear from you. I heard you were in witness protection. Though I also heard that Janice might have whacked you.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 7:34:02 PM PST by gusty
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To: gusty

no one was more surprised than I.


31 posted on 02/27/2014 7:41:00 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: neverdem

So, a killer shows up with 2 ten round magazines instead of 1 fifteen round magazine. He can now kill five more people.


32 posted on 02/27/2014 7:59:40 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: neverdem
Any public official afraid to be surrounded by armed constituents is a public official the constituents need to be armed against.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

33 posted on 02/27/2014 8:01:44 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: neverdem

“It also would ban semiautomatic rifles with fixed-magazine capacities that exceed 10 rounds”

So seriously, a Marlin 60 with a tube for 17 22LR’s?


34 posted on 02/27/2014 9:14:52 PM PST by jughandle
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To: jughandle

14, not 17. Sorry folks!


35 posted on 02/27/2014 9:16:39 PM PST by jughandle
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To: neverdem

They are looking towards the curly-haired bastard across the Hudson River for guidance. If Hillary falters, that scumbag Cuomo will take up the Democrat torch in 2016.


36 posted on 02/28/2014 2:24:46 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: neverdem
It also would ban semiautomatic rifles with fixed-magazine capacities that exceed 10 rounds.

That would make a lot of .22 rifles illegal with the 14-18 or so tube capacities.

37 posted on 02/28/2014 5:07:07 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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