A bill has been sent to Governor Chris Christie's desk in New Jersey that would have the effect of prohibiting many fixed-magazine weapons commonly used in hunting, and almost never in murders.
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The gun ban that has gone to New Jersey Governor Christie for signature has been described as a “gun magazine restriction“, but it bans numerous common sport and hunting rifles. The ban has no exemption for rifles with fixed magazines, including most common .22 rimfire rifles that are used for sport and small game hunting…and almost never used in crimes. Assembly Bill 2006 bans rifles that meet this definition: (4) A semi-automatic rifle with a fixed magazine capacity exceeding  10 rounds . . .
As Dean Weingarten notes, some common rifles have been modified from an original 17 shot clip capacity down to 15. The new New Jersey legislation would outlaw the modified ones as well.
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This ban on America’s most common and most inoffensive long gun has gone to Governor Chris Christie for signature. It seems almost inconceivable that any state could ban the .22 rifle in most of its iterations, but that is the age we live in. So this is an easy test for Christie: he should veto the .22 rifle ban. If he does so, it won’t tell us much except that he isn’t a complete fool. If he fails to veto the .22 ban, he will be exposed as a phony conservative who can’t be trusted with even the easiest of decisions.
Governor Chris Christie has been inconsistent at best on 2nd Amendment issues, but last year he [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. So there may be hope yet in the Garden State.
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The difference between a Socialist and a Communist is that the Socialist doesn't have all the guns yet.
The bill has been [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] with mag capacity up to 15. The new part reads:
“Assault firearm” shall not include a semi-automatic rifle 2[with] which has2 an attached tubular device 2[designed to accept 15 rounds,] and 2which is2 capable of operating only with .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.1
"Large capacity ammunition magazine" means a box, drum, tube or other container which is capable of holding more than  10 rounds of ammunition to be fed continuously and directly therefrom into a semi-automatic firearm. 1The term shall not include an attached tubular device 2[designed to accept 15 rounds, and] which is2 capable of 2[operating only with] holding only2 .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.1
So with these changes many common .22 rifles are no longer covered, but quite a few still are. Gonna be interesting to watch what the governor does, since Christy can't sign even this version and continue the fantasy that he has conservative cred in a national race.
You would think that Friday evening's shooting in California would convince anybody that magazine capacity limits do nothing to prevent crime, that's just a fantasy scenario. The do piss off a lot of innocent gun owners who have invested in larger capacity magazines for which they can expect no turn-in refund.
hawkeye, the 25 round mags would become illegal if this bill was passed as it is written, but you would still be able to use a 10 round magazine in the Ruger 10/22 legally.
I wonder if a .22 rifle that can shoot shorts as well as LR will be illegal with shorts but legal when loaded with LRs. Like the Remington Speedmaster, an autoloader that shoots 'em all. Do you have to sell it anyway under this law? It is clear that whoever wrote this bill had no idea what he was doing, and didn't bother to ask anyone who did.