New Jersey Magazine Ban Bill Hits Gov. Chris Christie’s Desk
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The magazine capacity bill in New Jersey, which would ban magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds has finally hit Republican Governor Chris Christie’s desk.
The clock is now ticking for Gov. Chris Christie to make a decision on a controversial bill that would further restrict the permitted size of ammunition magazines in New Jersey.
With parents and a cousin of two 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting victims looking on, the state Assembly today voted 44-34 to pass the legislation (A2006), ending its long journey through the Legislature and landing it on Christie’s desk.
“What happened to us in Sandy Hook could happen to anybody. It could happen in any community,” said Neil Heslin, whose 6-year -old son, Jesse Lewis, died at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “Changes have to happen to help prevent this from ever happening to other families, other communities.”
Christie has been a mixed bag on gun control laws in the Garden State. On the one hand, Christie seemed to be a proponent of certain gun legislation following the Sandy Hook shootings but then later vetoed an anti-gun bill he seemed to initially support.
It’s no secret that Christie is considered one of the front runners for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, and how he acts on these pieces of legilation will likely have a lasting impact on his perception among gun owners.
New Jersey already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country and already limits magazine capacity to 15 rounds. This new legislation is nothing more than an attempt to force currently law abiding gun owners to give up their legal property.
Should Christie sign the bill into law, there is talk that there will be civil disobedience of the new law. The following testimony was delivered to the NJ legislature earlier this month.
What do you think will happen?