Skip to comments.N.J. Democrats propose limiting capacity of gun magazines
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.
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American Rifleman can now have only 20 pages!
Oh, that would collapse their narrative.
Who knows how dastardly is the magazine limitation.
And, if it prevents law abiding people from fully defending themselves against law breaking and murdering drug gangs or terrorists?
Start with the "basic, common sense" restrictions on the First Amendment. Then move on to the Second Amendment.
New Jersey is the State of Stupid. These people breathe the air and drink the water that must destroy brain cells.
Give up your Remington Nylon 66 and your Winchester 74! Or tell the politicians to KYA!
I’ll bet the 6 Sandy Hook staff who tried to protect their students with their bodies, would prefer to have had a gun.
How many pages will they be limited to?
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.
Who is paying these "parents" to travel the country and push for more gun control.
Unembrace the gun grabber suck.
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.
We (taxpayers) are!
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.
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?
QUOTE OF THE YEAR!
I’d say every dumb*** reporter should have to prove their qualifications to be a reporter.
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.
And if it prevents one child or one person from losing their life, we should do it.”
Ok...all abortions are banned.
I’ve got an environmentally friendly Kindle reader.
Do I get a tax break for going green and using no pages?
You know, entire countries have been overthrown for this sort of BS. What the hell is wrong with us for allowing this to happen?
didn’t his brother own Vesuvio’s?
“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!
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.
Good to hear from you. I heard you were in witness protection. Though I also heard that Janice might have whacked you.
no one was more surprised than I.
So, a killer shows up with 2 ten round magazines instead of 1 fifteen round magazine. He can now kill five more people.
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)
“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?
14, not 17. Sorry folks!
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.
That would make a lot of .22 rifles illegal with the 14-18 or so tube capacities.