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

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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.


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