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New Jersey Assembly aims to ban all handgun, some rifle ammo

Aaron Dykes
January 28, 2012

New Jersey Assembly aims to ban all handgun, some rifle ammo handgun ammoIn an end-run around an all out gun ban, the New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee is set to consider legislation that would ban ammunition under the auspices of protecting police.

The language seemingly targets the already prohibited ‘armor piercing ammunition’ but would encompass any ammo that is deemed to “pose a threat to the safety and well being of law enforcement.” Ammoland is reporting that “Common hunting, target, and self-defense ammunition would be subject to ban, along with BB’s, airgun pellets, and non-metallic ammunition like plastic airsoft pellets.”

The NRA concurs with Ammoland, reporting that while the language of the bill seemingly deals only with handgun ammo, the actual legislation could include the ban of many rifle ammunition, particularly as there is a bleed over between cartridges that work with both types of firearms:


Although the bill only mentions handgun ammunition, it is in fact not limited to handgun ammunition, and would apply to all rifle ammunition for which a handgun is ever made. As an increasing number of gun manufacturers make handgun models that shoot rifle caliber ammunition, the line between “handgun” vs. “rifle” ammunition has become blurred, and the New Jersey State Police have already begun treating rifle ammunition in this category as if it were handgun ammunition for regulatory purposes. As long as a handgun exists that shoots a particular caliber of rifle ammunition, New Jersey treats that ammunition as if it were handgun ammunition.


The bills would also “criminalize the use of a defaced or stolen firearm,” which would again, through vague and ill-defined language, deceptively restrict the lawful ownership of virtually any modified or restored firearm.

The Judiciary Committee, sister to the Law & Public Safety Committee in the New Jersey assembly, has previously pushed sweeping gun ban legislation, as in 2008 where it passed 5-to-1 out of committee a long-list of firearms, including modern weapons, traditional muzzleloaders, older guns and even replicas that were targeted for a ban.

Police have repeatedly admitted that they can’t protect us and have pointed out that they have no liability to do so. Yet, this and other legislation proves that they don’t want us to be able to protect ourselves either. Further, it is the criminal intent of the aggressor, not the tool he holds, that poses the threat to law enforcement or anyone else targeted. Leaving all the tools in the hands of criminals and taking them away from law abiding citizens does nothing to even the score and makes little sense, despite what may well be good intentions. Still, lawmakers are ever eager to encroach on the guarantee of the right to bear arms so clearly outlined in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.

Assembly Bill 588 and Assembly Bill 1013 are scheduled for hearing on January 30, and would enable the state’s Attorney General to instate a de facto restriction of the Second Amendment via executive fiat.

There are, of course, many pushing for whatever restrictions can be sustained under the current political climate at any given time.

New Jersey, like other big city venues including New York and Chicago, has long been a hotbed for victim disarmament. Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been publicly demonizing gun ownership for some time, offering a $1000 reward for anonymous tips and warning that ‘illegal’ firearm possession will lead to jail time. Booker is a prominent member of the national Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, who advocate many of the same restrictions.

Meanwhile, the resignation of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords a year after her attempted assassination has prompted renewed cries to embrace federal legislation to ban certain ammo-clips, backed by the vigilant anti-2nd Amendment Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, the Brady Center and other disarmament advocates.

According to reports, President Obama secretly vowed to the Brady Center last year to work on gun legislation “under the radar,” prompting many commentators to connect it with the Fast & Furious gun-walking scandal, as well as many other related covert operations, asserting that it was in part an attempt to demonize the 2nd amendment and garner support for firearm legislation.

Further, efforts are being made in 2012 to coerce that U.S. Senate into ratifying the United Nation’s Small Arms Treaty, an international agreement that seeks to disarm ordinary Americans and limit the ability to purchase a wide array of products in the firearm industry. See the Lou Dobbs report below:

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  1. wally57 says

    Screw the Fascist State of New Jersey.

  2. Ruth Barnes says

    They should ban all guns across the USA! This should of been done a long time ago. Hunting is cruel and should not be allowed, and anyone that is not a law enforcement official, government official or in the military, does not need, and should not have a gun. This is madness, it’s time to remove guns from citizens that do NOT need them.

    • John H says

      Ruth, you are a fool. you belong in Hitler’s army of idiots that cheer on fascism and oppression by making citizens defenseless. For the billionth time, the 2nd Amendment is there to DETER TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT, not for hunting. YOU STUPID liberal progressive marxists are traitors to this country and you should all move to marxist countries.

    • Gavin says

      I can’t believe that you are serious Ruth. Just like in Germany, they removed guns from the citizens and put their power in the hand of the military and police only.
      That was Hitler’s decree; worked out nice didn’t it?!

    • Gavin says

      I bet the woman in Texas that saved her baby boy’s life and herself from two knife carrying intruders with her shotgun would disagree. They were kicking in her bedroom door and were her neighbors, knew she was alone as she was newly widowed.
      Now think what could of happened if she was unarmed.

    • ang says

      Did you forget to take your medication?

    • tman says

      Really, so when someone breaks into your house, ties you and your family up, rapes you, robs you and then probably kills you, you don’t think a gun might help protect you? Get your head out of your butt–banning guns is an open invitation for all the criminals that HAVE them. Idiot.

    • justapersonlikeyou says

      i say it is time for citizens to stand up for our constitutional rights! we should arm every man, woman, and child of a certain age and teach them how to use and keep a firearm! if it weren’t for citizens owning their own guns, the town of ashtabula, oh would be overrun with gun toting criminals. not knowing who, or knowing that everyone owns a gun, ensures the bad guys won’t screw with anyone. any bad guy, with or without a badge or office!

  3. tim meenan says

    hope you don’t need one when they are kicking down your door to harm you and take your belongings. don’t call be crazy for owing a handgun and i won’t call you stupid for not having one. yes that means you ruth ! just another liberal i would guess. where is christy when we need him>

  4. ST says

    “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.” -Noah Webster

    When folks call for folks to be deprived of their right to be armed they are saying they
    hate freedom and are the citizens enemy. The New Jersey legislature is at least
    honest in their hate.

  5. pdaddy says

    Ruth Barnes is a troll and a schill and is all over youtube as well spouting this incoherent, uneducated rhetoric. The fact is, those nations with the least amount of gun laws have the lowest amount of crime. It’s just the way it is. What we really need are laws that deter violent crimes from happening such as if you are guilty of murder, then you get a public hanging and all channels on t.v. shall show it live. Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled programming…

  6. pdaddy says

    P.S. Ruth…ALL CITIZENS need at least one weapon. That’s the law that should have been passed a long time ago.

  7. Charles Perry says

    Yes Wally the state of N.J. SUCKS!!!!!!

  8. jack be coming says

    Hey Ruth Barnes could you post your address?

  9. Doug says

    Ruth is either a troll or a complete, absolute blithering idiot. Ruth PLEASE dont reproduce!

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