NJ Senate Passes High Capacity Magazine Ban, Bill Moves On To As - FOX 13 News

NJ Senate Passes High Capacity Magazine Ban, Bill Moves On To Assembly

Posted: Updated:
Woodland Park, New Jersey (My9NJ) - On Monday, the New Jersey Senate passed a bill that would ban high-capacity magazines throughout the Garden State. Now the bill has to go to the Assembly which is the last stop it will make before moving on to Governor Christie’s desk.

Christie has been relatively mum on this issue because of its obvious national implications.

This bill could automatically make owners of magazines with more than ten-rounds felons in the state of New Jersey. These are the same people who have previously been law abiding citizens like Gun For Hire CEO Anthony Colandro.

“If this goes to the governor’s desk and he signs it, I will be a class-two felon overnight,” he said.

Colandro explained that owning one gun with a magazine holding more than ten-rounds could land him in jail for seven-years and cost him between $30,000-$50,000 in inventory that would end up being useless if this law is passed.

“It’s purely political grandstanding to put Christie in the hot seat for his uh running for President, that’s what it’s all about here. Our legislatures unless their IQ is less than room temperature, they realize this will do nothing to lower crime,” he continued.

Colandro also said that he doesn’t plan to take this hit sitting down and that he will do what he can to protest these changes if the bill passes.

“I’ve already gone on record saying that I will not comply if this happens. There’s over a million gun owners in the state of New Jersey and let me tell you 10,000-20,000 are gonna stand up and say ‘we’re not taking our legally purchased items and we’re not gonna turn them in, make us felons overnight, lock us all up’,” he said.

The idea behind the change is that a criminal will have to reload after ten rounds which would end up giving people time to save themselves. Colandro says that mindset simply isn’t true.

“When someone starts shooting, everyone’s taught to run, no one will turn around and rush the bad guy, so this is just a fairytale,” he said.

It’s believed that the assembly will vote on this on May 22, 2014, if the final version is reached it will then be in Governor Christie’s hands. He will have 45 days to review the bill and make his final decision.


Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Community Rallies To Help Find Missing Puppy

    Community Rallies To Help Find Missing Puppy

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:40:59 GMT
    Sadly, Jeter the pit bull puppy is missing. While dogs go missing all the time, there are two specific things that distinguish this story from others. First, several witnesses say Jeter didn't wonder off and that they saw Jeter get taken. Second, the community has rallied in a huge way to help find the loveable pup.
    Sadly, Jeter the pit bull puppy is missing. While dogs go missing all the time, there are two specific things that distinguish this story from others. First, several witnesses say Jeter didn't wonder off and that they saw Jeter get taken. Second, the community has rallied in a huge way to help find the loveable pup.
  • Widow Of Boston Bomber Now Living In North Bergen, NJ

    Widow Of Boston Bomber Now Living In North Bergen, NJ

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:15:56 GMT
    The widow of Tamerian Tsarnaev, the alleged mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombings has been discovered in North Bergen. Katherine Russell was married to Tsarnaev and living with him in Cambridge at the time of the Boston bombings which killed three people and injured 260 more back in April of 2013. The widow has apparently since moved to New Jersey to be near family.
    The widow of Tamerian Tsarnaev, the alleged mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombings has been discovered in North Bergen. Katherine Russell was married to Tsarnaev and living with him in Cambridge at the time of the Boston bombings which killed three people and injured 260 more back in April of 2013. The widow has apparently since moved to New Jersey to be near family.
  • AC Eminent Domain Still Threatening Homes Amid Casino Closings

    AC Eminent Domain Still Threatening Homes Amid Casino Closings

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:01:00 GMT
    Empty spaces are popping up all over Atlantic City with the closing of three major casinos: Revel, Trump Plaza, and Showboat. Even with all of this going on, the city is still trying to use eminent domain to take away the home of an Atlantic City local legend, Piano Man Charlie Birnbaum. Birnbaum has tuned pianos for icons like: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, and John Legend. He's been a resident of Atlantic City in the same home for over 50 years.
    Empty spaces are popping up all over Atlantic City with the closing of three major casinos: Revel, Trump Plaza, and Showboat. Even with all of this going on, the city is still trying to use eminent domain to take away the home of an Atlantic City local legend, Piano Man Charlie Birnbaum. Birnbaum has tuned pianos for icons like: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, and John Legend. He's been a resident of Atlantic City in the same home for over 50 years.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices