Over One Million Gun Owners Refuse to Obey Ban, No One Turning in Magazines

3년 전

 New Jersey — Unless you’ve been under a rock lately, then you’ve  likely seen the unprecedented push by all levels of government to  separate law abiding Americans from their guns. No, this is not some  conspiracy theory. The president himself ushered in a new level of gun  control doing what his liberal predecessor even refused to do by banning  bump stocks. However, as states across the country seek to limit the  ability of innocent people to defend themselves, people are disobeying. 

In May, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law that reduced the maximum  capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 rounds to 10. Citizens  immediately sued the government, citing the unconstitutional nature of  the ban, but they failed.

“New Jersey’s law reasonably fits the State’s interest in public  safety and does not unconstitutionally burden the Second Amendment’s  right to self-defense in the home,” the court wrote in their decision. 

 “The law also does not violate the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause  because it does not require gun owners to surrender their magazines but  instead allows them to retain modified magazines or register firearms  that have magazines that cannot be modified.” 

AG Gurbir Grewal applauded the ruling on Twitter stating: 

“This just  in: for months, individuals have been challenging NJ’s limits on large  capacity magazines—a sensible law to address mass shootings. Today, the  court of appeals upheld the law. Big win for public safety and law  enforcement safety!” 

This month, citizens were given a December 11 deadline on their new  ban on standard capacity magazines. The law effectively turned one  million law abiding gun owners into criminals, literally over night if  they failed to turn in the magazines. 

Somehow, New Jersey lawmakers thought insane individuals who want to  carry out mass shootings would be lining up to turn in their 15 round  magazines as anyone caught with one of these banned magazines is now  committing a fourth-degree felony. However, even the law abiding  citizens are choosing to disobey—and that’s a good thing.   According to Ammoland.com, who says they spoke with multiple police departments throughout the state, no one has turned in their magazines. According to the report: 

Two sources from within the State Police, who spoke to  AmmoLand on condition of anonymity, told AmmoLand News that they both do  not know of any magazines turned over to their agency and doubted that  any were turned in. They also stated that the State Police also engaged  the AG’s office for guidance on how to respond to inquiries such as  ours. They were unaware if the Attorney General has returned to their  request for guidance. All the local police departments that AmmoLand contacted stated that they have not had any magazines turned into them. AmmoLand has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with The New  Jersey State Police to get an official count of the number of magazines  turned in by New Jersey citizens. We will update the story if our FOIA  request is fulfilled.

This act of disobedience is the only way that law-abiding citizens  can effectively and peacefully fight back against the gun grabbers. And  so far, it has been effective. 

As TFTP has reported,  we’ve seen similar acts of disobedience from other states like  Illinois. In Effingham County, IL, the town board voted in April to  order its employees not to enforce any laws that would “unconstitutionally restrict the Second Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution. Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler said  the measure is meant to act as a warning shot to tell the state  legislature that the county does not want unnecessary gun control  measures, or for the sale of firearms to be jeopardized. The resolution states: 

“The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is  guaranteed as an Individual Right under the Second Amendment to the  United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of  Illinois, and; the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms for defense  of Life, Liberty, and Property is regarded as an Inalienable Right by  the People of Effingham County, Illinois, and the People of Effingham  County, Illinois, derive economic benefit from all safe forms of  firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within Effingham  County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States  Constitution.”

Board member David Campbell told Fox News that the county “decided it’s time for someone to take a hard stand.” Indeed, as we’ve noted time and again, rights are preserved and gained when good people make a stand and refuse to obey bad laws. 

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Kudos to the citizens of New Jersey!

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This like many bans or scams of the government to confiscate or have the citizen relinquish their arms, will fail. And it only serves to piss off the populace more each time... Yellow is a great color to signify caution, but we will need something bigger than a vest if they keep trying.

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