New Jersey is rated by the Brady Campaign as third in the nation for its strict gun laws but that isn’t good enough for the anti-gun legislators. They now have a gun law heading for the the legislature that effectively bans at least 43 common rifles such as the .22 caliber Marlin Model 60, Remington Nylon 66 and Winchester 190.
The bill will be addressed at a hearing Monday. It will move on to the New Jersey legislature where it will pass. The only one standing in the way of its passage will be Gov. Christie with his veto power.
The bill reduces the maximum magazine capacity from 15 to 10. Since the legislation covers both detachable and fixed magazines, it has the effect of banning popular, low-caliber rifles.
There is no grandfather clause and no amnesty period.
The guns that fall under the bill would be termed “assault rifles” and anyone possessing one will face confiscation. They will become an instant felon. The penalty is up to 10 years in jail and a mandatory minimum sentence of three to five years, with no chance of parole.
The people behind the bill are the same people caught on a hot mic in May saying something to the effect: “We need a bill that is going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.” The word “confiscate” is clearly heard three times.
Also heard is this:
“They want to keep guns out of the hands of bad guys but they don’t have any regulations…to do it,” another woman says, identified possibly as Democrat state Sen. Loretta Weinberg by the Star-Ledger.
“They don’t care about the bad guys,” yet another female voice chimes in. “All they want to do is to have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.” The Star-Ledger reports that those comments sound like they came from another Democrat, Sandra Cunningham.
“That’s the line they’ve developed,” a woman who sounds like Democrat state Sen. Linda Greenstein says.
The added benefit for the Democratic legislature is they can put Christie in a very difficult position politically.
The only people who will have guns in New Jersey will be the criminals.
Full story at the Washington Times