Not only DO they want to take guns away from their honest citizens, but they're proud of it!
If you live in New Jersey, you must relinquish your "hi-capacity magazines". But there's an up-side:
You can sell them to New Jersey State Troopers, who CAN own those magazines which are a threat to domestic tranquility.
A Powerful Dissent Charges Judges Who Casually Uphold Magazine Restrictions With Disrespecting the Second Amendment - Hit ; Run : Reason.com:
New Jersey, which has banned magazines holding more than 15 rounds since 1990, imposed the stricter limit last June in response to mass shootings. The law requires owners of "large capacity magazines" (LCMs) to surrender them to the state, render them inoperable, modify them so they cannot hold more than 10 rounds, or sell them to authorized owners (such as retired police officers, who are exempt from the ban) by December 10. New Jersey residents who fail to comply by Monday will become felons, subject to a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison for possessing previously legal products.(Emphasis Added)
Well, isn't that lovely. The State of New Jersey can not only deprive you of your legally acquired property, but they can coerce you to arm the minions of The State. You know ... the fellows who will be required by law to confiscate your legally acquired property.
Funny thing is, we always thought that the whole idea of the Constitution was to protect the private individual against the predatory powers of The State. But today, you can feed the Power of The State by selling your "High Capacity" magazines to New Jersey State Troupers. (Will they give you a dime on the dollar when they
I wonder what they are going to do with them.
Sucks to live in New Jersey!Wasn't the purpose of the Second Amendment to protect private citizens against The State? Now, in New Jersey, they're
Two good things about this:
(1) at last you have acknowledged who The Masters Of Your Fate are (and it isn't you)
(2) you can rest assured that the only guns which can be used against you are in "Good Hands" ... the State Troopers.
Good bye, New Jersey. Americans will miss you.
Judges Shwartz and Greenaway note that "millions of LCMs have been sold since 1994" and that "LCMs often come factory standard with semi-automatic weapons." They "assume without deciding that LCMs are typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes and that they are entitled to Second Amendment protection." But because New Jersey's LCM ban "does not severely burden the core Second Amendment right to self-defense in the home," they apply "intermediate scrutiny," which requires that a challenged law advance "a significant, substantial, or important interest" in a way that "does not burden more conduct than is reasonably necessary." By contrast, "strict scrutiny" requires that a challenged law be "narrowly tailored" to advance a "compelling governmental interest."