Sponsored by state senator Senator Nia H. Gill this bill would “strengthen” the State’s current assault weapons ban by revising the definition of an “assault weapon” to include: rifles with detachable magazines and one military style feature; semi-automatic shotguns with one military style feature; and semi-automatic pistols with one military style feature.
The current definition of an assault weapon sets forth a list of prohibited firearms and specifically includes any firearm that is “substantially identical” to any of the enumerated firearms. Under State regulations, a semi-automatic firearm is to be considered substantially identical to an enumerated firearm if it meets certain criteria. This bill codifies these regulations while expanding the number of firearms that would be considered assault weapons by adding criteria and reducing the number of criteria that must be met from two to one. For example, under current regulations, a semi-automatic rifle that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least two listed criteria would be considered an assault weapon.
Under the bill, additional criteria are added including a thumbhole stock and a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand. The bill also requires that only one criteria be met, rather than the currently required two.
Now is the time to start calling. Ask them for a no vote once in committee. Law and public safety committee members.
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i remember the good ole days of jim florio and his push for a ban on certain imitation assault rifles while limiting magazine capacity down to 15 rounds. we don’t want to take away your guns we just want to pass this “good sensible” gun legislation. roughly a year later reports stated that gun violence in new jersey dropped dramatically. amazing since the imitation assault rifles were never really in the equation due to their large size. when Christie was in office the new jersey dems tried to further reduce magazine capacity to 10 rounds with more restrictions as to what can be classified an assault rifle. more “good sensible” gun legislation that would classify law abiding gun owners as felons. however, Christie didn’t support it. now we are facing the same problem. we are trying to win reoccurring fights with the same old arguments that didn’t work in the first place. ex: I have my second amendment rights– the second amendment is obsolete. I have my rights as a hunter– you don’t need to hunt we have good stores and food banks. the plea of a 9 year old on a shooting team ill have to move out of state–your too young to have a gun in your hand– by all means leave. I say compare what happened during florios time and compare it to whats being proposed today. this will prove our legislators out to be the colossal liars they are out to destroy your gun rights one law at a time. you cant just bring up this point once. it would have to be repeated and repeated and repeated. will it do much good? who knows, but at least its a different approach
Phil Murphy and any other gun grabbing politician or judge has zero legal standing to usurp our natural and constitutional rights to gun ownership. Should these clowns succeed in pushing this illegal law, we gun owners will need to organize and openly protest this violation of our sacred rights. I recommend an organized March in Trenton with our guns openly strapped to our shoulders – paint a bright line in the sand for all to see. Let them know we are done being pushed around by radical leftist fascists.
I have come to the conclusion that the GGT’s ( Gun Grabbing Traitors) are using previously secret technology to create these MKUltra hypnotized mind controlled robots to carry out these horrific crimes for the purpose of causing people to have knee jerk reactions and “give up their liberties for some perceived safety”, and it seems to be working very well down there in Florida. Listen to this : just after this last massacre, Cruz was reported to say that he was following the orders he heard in his head. It was also reported that he had been enrolled in the ROTC program. After his mother died, he ended up with the Sneads, who reportedly have deep ties with military intelligence. With this background, which needs to be thoroughly investigated, it is very possible that he was a victim of “The Voice of God Technology”, also known as “Voice to Skull Technology”. Is this where the commands he heard in his head were coming from ? Jesse Ventura did a short interview with Dr. Robert Duncan, who was one of the inventors of this technology that has been turned into a weapon. Dr. Duncan has expressed severe regrets that he was ever involved with the development of that technology, saying that it has now fallen into the WRONG HANDS and that it may now be TOO LATE !!!!! If you google “Weaponized Cell Towers”, and listen to what Duncan says about other microwave towers (GWEN) that have been and are being built all over the place, you will realize that we are in very serious trouble. From some reports I have seen, some of these towers have the power to literally cook a whole town in their beds in the middle of the night, like they were all in a giant microwave oven. This is NO JOKE !!!!!
When I go to the court house, I go through a metal detector manned by an armed guard. I go to the Airport and it has armed guards at metal detectors. Go to the stadium for an Eagles game and they have metal detectors at the entrances. No shootings at these places. WHAT?! NO FREAKING WAY!!! But I’m supposed to believe that banning the law abiding citizen from having access to certain types of guns and magazines will make schools safer? I was born at night but it was not last night. You wanna make schools safer, get metal detectors and guards, else the school will continue to be just a herd of sheep. When the wolf comes around, the sheep don’t tell the wolf what’s for dinner. The wolf will kill many, until the sheep dogs (cops) finally show up. But the loses are not acceptable and can be prevented by having a better fence around the herd.
Adding metal detectors and Guards will increase jobs and will actually make schools safer like it does at court houses and other public gathering places that use it.
The cops can’t be everywhere at once and they are reactionary. They only show up after the crime takes place. Here’ proof: All the mass shootings that they responded to because they were not there to prevent it; they responded and showed up AFTER many people were killed. I’m not knocking cops by the way, I used to be one so I know first hand that when seconds count the cops are minutes away. Many people die in those minutes, even with lower capacity magazines. Oh wait, criminals don’t follow laws so they will still use high capacity magazines.
Gov Murphy is an idiot. Here’ proof: He thinks he can legislate the evil out of people by writing laws that will magically make crime stop. I challenge this: At the next mass shooting, have the victims hold up the paper with Murphy’s new law written on it and see how many bullets it can stop. Then fire Murphy and have him send me an engraved apology for infringing on my 2nd amendment rights.
Assault weapons have been banned in nj for more than 20 years and no one freaked out over it or took issue until propaganda of the dems wanting to take away their guns started. Starting a rumor that nj wants to take away assault rifles suddenly when theyve been banned that long already and no one noticed or cared is just making trouble. A terrorist is someone who insites terror in peoples minds to eff with their heads to try and force them to think like terrorist. Youre either am idiot who didnt do research before writing this and just believed the hype without evidence or youre purposely trying to make people angry and defensive towards the dems to push your own political agenda. Either way youre using terroristic tactics and “alternative facts” that arent true unless you went back in time and wrote this in the 80s or 90s. We’ve always had the stricted gun laws and guess what? When i did the research and looked for mass shootings here, i only found the camden massacre from 1949 and ZERO school shootings. This isnt about politics, its about children dying, its about people right to live. NO ONE IS TRYING TO TAKE YOUR GUNS. THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE EVERYONE, INCLUDING YOUR CHILDREN SAFER. For 8 years you all cried about obama coming for your guns and were insistent that lame rumor was true. Wait, whats that? You all still have them. How did believing the spread of rumor made to exploit and terrorize you work out for you? This is the information age, theres no excuse for not searching trust rather that believing everything you hear. Growing up i was always told to believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. Meaning question things, dont buy into everything amd take it on faith because everyone has their own agenda and it has nothing to do with you.
The facts are simple those who are out to commit a crime evidently do not follow laws. There for gun laws only apply to those who chose to follow them. So the claim that these people are “trying to make every one including your children safer” is either misinformed or completely oblivious. The only thing that laws in my home state of new jersey do is restrict the actions of my fellow law biding citizens . For example Chicago has one of harshest gun laws in all of the united states but has one of the highest shooting rates in the nation. Gun laws will NEVER stop school shootings or any type of active shooter situation. The only way to stop a Bad guy with a weapon is a good guy with a weapon.
Dude those leftist communist are passing state laws that are violating 2nd amendment rights which are Federal rights that are granted to you guys by the United States Constitution. You guys should get some good lawyers and take them to the US.supreme court for violating the states 2nd amendment rights and rights of the citizens to defend themselves. Someone needs to put a stop to these communist leftist cockroaches this is how they start first they take your guns and then they take total control of your lives property and money and then finally they own you. New Jersey please wake up and smell the coffee this is the lefts plans to take over States and rule them with an iron fist just look at what they have done to California they have taken over that state and they have bankrupted it. They are taxing there citizens to death like they do NJ and banning guns there businesses are leaving in droves and they have the highest crime rates in the country even though they have every gun law that exists on the books. Poverty is horrible there are people living in the streets and in tents all over the place and on top of everything they give illegals rights and benefits while you as a citizen will get denied illegals have preference over US citizens.Isn’t that a bitch! Well folks if you want the democrats in power which are leftist communist crooks that’s what you are going to get! So go ahead keep voting them in and when all your freedoms and rights are taken don’t bitch because this is the consequences of putting these rats in office they want to take our country from us and turn it into a Venezuela or a Cuba there’s no difference that’s the mentality these SOB’s have. So for the people of NJ or any other state please don’t vote for these people that are trying to divide and tear our beautiful country apart we cannot negotiate with these animals they promise us nothing they don’t create jobs all they do is lie and create havoc! The proof is in the pudding look how the fake news media and the leftist communist democrats work together to push their leftist propaganda to brain wash people out there with their agenda! People please wake up before it’s to late!!! These bastards are trying to strip our country down to nothing so they could take total control of our lives!
@lori I guess you voted for the commie you have for a governor. Lets face it, New Jersey is a place to be from not currently living in. What flavor kool aid did you consume that gallion of?
@lori, There is no such thing as assault weapons. That is a propaganda term. So called assault rifles are select fireable on full auto, and are subject to the National Firearms Act, already. This is not about kids dying. This is about punishing the law abiding and Civil Rights. Apparently you are against Civil Rights. You are either a propagandist, a useful idiot spreader of propaganda, or a hard core enemy of American Civil Rights.
You know what? I am Russian who was burn in USSR. Now I am a US citizen. I was really happy about that for a moment. Until I realized what you’ve done to your country and what you all become… It used to be a free country once but not anymore! Neither in NJ nor in Commifornia nor in any of those “blue” states for that matter. Oh, wait… There is Massachusetts state where people are still allowed to carry handguns to protect themselves! How is it even possible? Is it because they are not “democratic” enough? Or is it so that they still do understand what their neighbors’ “Live free or die” means? One of your presidents once said: “Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither.” How could you forget that? Believe me I do know what those words mean very well! I’ve been there… A wise man once said, “The greatest enemies are often prone to mimic each other” Well… Welcome to the club then!