New Jersey Assembly Committee Passes Gun Ban!

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  1. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=4004


    Thursday, June 12, 2008

    Please Contact Your Assemblymembers Today!


    Today, Thursday, June 12, the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee passed A2116 by a vote of 5-1.


    As passed, the legislation will ban virtually all firearms over .50 caliber. While the Committee attempted to address some of the concerns of gun owners and sportsmen, it still bans many popular hunting guns, historical American firearms, and large bore target firearms, based on alleged public safety concerns. Included are historical American firearms and replicas, including those from the Revolutionary War and Civil War eras. The legislation makes the fundamental mistake of banning guns based on the size of the barrel rather than punishing criminal behavior.


    Proponents of the ban attempted to demonize a whole class of firearms and their owners by claiming the only intent of these firearms is criminal misuse. Testifying before the committee as legal and technical experts of .50 caliber firearms were NRA Board Members Scott Bach, Bob Viden and John Burtt.


    Please call and thank the lone opponent of this legislation, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-12), at (732) 866-1695 and thank her for her efforts in defending New Jersey’s sporting and firearms heritage. Also please immediately email, call, and/or fax your Assemblymembers and respectfully urge them to oppose A2116! Contact information for your Assemblymembers can be found here.
     
  2. jtmat

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    I'm confused... what criminals use a .50 cal? Except for the ones in the movies?

    Geezzz... when was the last time we had a criminal act with a .50?

    This does not make any sense to me... I don't understand where the justification would have came from to ban these weapons.

    After reading the bill, I can say it is BS.... This is laying the ground work for more bans....

    This is nothing to blow off either... they have a "grandfather clause" but I wonder what you have to do in order to get grandfathered in??? Get finger printed??

    If they can't see you owned the weapon before the date of this ban, this is what you are looking at (and it would cost a pretty penny to get out of this -- attorney fees, etc):

    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2116_I1.PDF

    My goodness it is going to be a rocky four years....
     
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  3. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    That sucks. Cali only banned rifles chambered in .50 BMG, which left historic and black powder untouched.
     
  4. ScottG

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    Liar! Liar! Everyone knows the fifty cal is the 'bangers favorite weapon for random street crime!!! They're infesting the streeeeeeets!!! :D
     
  5. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    They use them for drive bys in their BMW's
     
  6. BigO01

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    Wow a crime wave with replica .54 cal Hawkins Rifles !!!

    Who woulda thunk it ?
     
  7. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    You mean the ones with the gold chain license plate frames and the 5,000,000 watt subwoofers?
     
  8. RL357Mag

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    Luckily I have a stock pile of these as well as revolvers and single shot pistols, and none of them required a form 4473! Come to think of it, I would rather get shot with a .223 than a 385 gr. lead conical travelling at under 1500 fps. Nothing in recent history compares to the carnage of the Civil War Battlefields...
     
  9. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Word to the wise, gun grabbers, word to the wise....
     
  10. RL357Mag

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    SSHHHHHH! They don't know about this "loophole" yet...lol
     
  11. BigO01

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    I have to respectfully disagree with you there RL although the weapon of choice wasn't guns but fire , I think the carnage from WWII soldiers who had flame throwers used on them or in Nam where Napalm was dropped has to rival anything including the dropping of THE Bomb on Japan , just on a smaller scale .

    As far as all out carnage I think the D-Day invasion has to be the worst in history followed closely by the taking of Iwo Jima .
     
  12. RL357Mag

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    What I was referring to was the kinds of injuries suffered and the shear volumes of casualties. In one civil war battle over 50,000 people died within 8 hours. That's almost the total KIA figure from the entire Vietnam war! In that same battle, which took place in an eastern hardwood forest, after the battle there were hardly any trees standing - and this was accomplished with black powder and lead balls...additionally, even the slightest wounds, by today's standards, almost always required amputation due to the bone damage incurred as a result of the slow moving lead projectiles. Technology has made killing large quantities of people easier, but medical advances and advances in small arms have made survival rates better.