2019.04.16 New Jersey Magazine Ban

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New Jersey passed a law outlawing standard capacity magazines starting in 2018. There are estimated to be one million-gun owners with 10 million standard capacity magazines out there (10+). To see how effective the ban was, Ammoland asked how many had been turned in for destruction and compliance with the law, and after a lot of dodging and requiring an FOIA request (Freedom of Information Act) with both state and local law enforcement, and they were able to find exactly 0 that were turned in for compliance with the law. But to be fair, the State has never arrested anyone for breaking the law, nor does it even have guidelines of how to. So the law achieved no compliance, no enforcement, but turned 1 million otherwise law abiding citizens into theoretical criminals. Is that what a "reasonable" gun law looks like?

What is reasonable when it comes to gun laws? I explain what it takes to be compliant with a few gun laws so that readers can decide how reasonable these laws are. Now I'm not a lawyer, and I don't play one on TV, so don't take this as legal advice. But these are just a small sampling of the 20,000: local, state and national gun control laws that every owner must know and comply with, under the legal concept of Ignorantia juris non excusat (Ignorance of the law is no excuse). The penalty for infraction is often a felony conviction, ruination and loss of gun rights by hyper-aggressive DA's who hate guns or want to get elected to higher office on the fraud that they're helping public safety. Or worse, the laws aren't enforced and teach both sides contempt for them. If any of these laws seem silly, annoying, or ineffective, you will begin to understand why gun-advocates mock and resist “reasonable gun control” and the legislators who create them.


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