Magazine ban update

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Compliance info from the ANJRPC;

The mag ban appeal is still pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, but because there are only 10 days before gun owners are required to comply with the ban, ANJRPC has released a 4-page guide for gun owners to comply with the ban by its mandated deadline of December 10, 2018. ...


The guide reveals non-obvious, lawful methods to continue owning magazines that hold between 11 and 15 rounds without modifying them, in addition to covering the conventional compliance options under the mag ban.

It is critical that all NJ gun owners read this guide and comply with the mag ban law by December 10, 2018. Failure to timely comply is a serious crime that could result in imprisonment, fines, and loss of gun rights nationwide, and nearly all gun owners are affected by this law.

View or download copies of the guide here:
https://cdn.ymaws.com/…/ev…/complying_with_nj_s_mag_ban-.pdf
 
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The decision is in;

THIRD CIRCUIT TELLS GUN OWNERS
THEY MUST TURN IN THEIR MAGAZINES

December 5, 2018. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit refused to stop the enforcement of New Jersey’s 10-round magazine ban. The majority, in an opinion by Judge Shwartz and joined by Judge Greenaway, both appointed by President Obama, held that the ban did not violate the Second Amendment because it reasonably advanced the State’s interest in reducing mass shootings without severely burdening the rights of law-abiding citizens.

Read the Third Circuit decision here .

Judge Bibas, appointed by President Trump, authored a forceful dissent, pointing out that the majority refused to apply standard constitutional principles to the case and instead treated the Second Amendment differently than any other constitutional right. Judge Bibas observed: “The Second Amendment is an equal part of the Bill of Rights. We must treat the right to keep and bear arms like other enumerated rights, as the Supreme Court insisted in [ District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)].” He rejected what he termed the majority’s “watered down“ approach to the Second Amendment.

ANJRPC intends to appeal the decision.

In the meanwhile, the last day for gun owners to comply with the mag ban law is December 10, 2018. Failure to comply by the deadline is a 4th degree crime that could result in fines and imprisonment for each non-compliant magazine, in addition to loss of gun rights nationwide .