Legislators continue to advance a new bill, A2006 in New Jersey. Ultimately some form of this bill is likely to reach the Governor’s desk. The new bill would ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds. It would also ban rifles that have an internal magazine of over 10 rounds, such as several level action .22lr rifles.
Keep in mind NJ has already banned magazines over 15 rounds in capacity. You are probably asking why? Why would they try and take away 5 rounds? It actually makes perfect sense when you realize that the ultimate goal is total disarmament and they won’t stop till they achieve that goal… even if they have to do it 5 rounds at a time.
If it wasn’t for Presidential aspirations, this matter wouldn’t even be up the in air right now. Given his history, Christie would have definitely signed it without giving it a second thought. If Christie wants to have a shot in 2016, any campaign adviser worth his salt would be telling him to veto it.
I’ll be brutally honest here, if I were a truly selfish person I’d be hoping Christie signed it so there would be no doubt of where he stands when it comes to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and he’d destroy his chance of winning the GOP primary here and now. Chances are this ban will wrapped up in some sort of “sportsmans” package throwing a bone to hunters or something similar to give Christie an ‘out’ or try and claim it was a ‘reasonable’ compromise.
I feel for the honest, decent people of New Jersey who live under such a despotic legislature though.
I hope Christie honors his oath of office and veto’s this draconian piece of legislation. If he doesn’t I predict we will see NJ gun owners in the same position as those in CT and I’d remind them of the Marbury v Madison decision that a law repugnant to the Constitution is null and void.