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calendar   Sunday - January 06, 2008

Tomorrow I could become a criminal

Tomorrow the New Jersey Senate is going to vote on bill S2470. This is another one of those bills that are supposed to reduce gang violence, but only do so by forcing yet another gun control law on the honest citizenry. It does not work, it has never worked, and it will never work. Criminals, by definition, do not obey the law.

NJ S2470 would make it a crime to purchase or possess ammunition unless you (the NJ resident) meet one or more of the following criteria:


Ok, that sort of looks like it makes sense. Ignoring the cops and the hunters for now, if you legally own a gun in the state then you have papers to prove it and you can buy ammunition. That should keep the crooks, cons, and gang-bangers from loading up their illegal guns. That has to cut down on crime and gun violence, right? ..... Only one little problem: it is entirely legal to own firearms in New Jersey and not have them registered, thus they have no paper trail. Registering your guns is your decision when you move to the state; you can do it, at $15 per gun, or you can decide not to do it. Take a look at the title of the form!

So if you legally owned guns before you moved to New Jersey and you brought them with you when you moved here, and you aren’t a cop or a fed, and you don’t hunt, and you chose not to register those guns as is your current legal right, and you haven’t bought any more guns while living in the state, and you aren’t a gun dealer of any kind, and you have some ammo for your guns, then if this bill passes you have just become a criminal and are subject to a $10,000 fine and up to 18 months in prison.

Think that’s a really big “if” with a whole lot of “and"s? It isn’t. Roughly 1 person in 3 owns a gun in this country, so it’s fair to say that roughly 1 person in 3 moving to NJ owns a gun and brought it with them. Most people are not cops or armed federal agents, and almost nobody is a gun dealer (out of 300 million people in the population, there are only about 65,000 gun dealers - a mere 0.0216%). About 15% of gun owners go hunting. So roughly 85% of 1/3 of the approximately 20,000 people a year who move to the state could become criminals overnight if this bill passes. Going back 10 years, that’s 57,000 people. I am one of them.

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Hey, what about out of state purchasers? Is it now going to become a crime for Pennsylvania and New York citizens to drive over to Joisey for a quick box of bullets? What about NJ based mail order companies that sell ammo? I’m sure there’s at least one, right? Would this bill put them out of business?

This is another dumb-ass bit of gun control legislation brought to you by America’s Most Active East Coast Socialiststm eager to “prevent crime”. But this time, for me, it’s personal.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/06/2008 at 07:31 PM   
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