Monday, January 30, 2012

New Jersey considers ammo ban

A legislative committee in New Jersey today will consider a proposal to ban certain types of firearm ammunition. The NRA's Institute for Legislative Action says the proposal could be subject to even wider interpretation:
Although the bill only mentions handgun ammunition, it is in fact not limited to handgun ammunition, and would apply to all rifle ammunition for which a handgun is ever made. As an increasing number of gun manufacturers make handgun models that shoot rifle caliber ammunition, the line between "handgun” vs. "rifle” ammunition has become blurred, and the New Jersey State Police have already begun treating rifle ammunition in this category as if it were handgun ammunition for regulatory purposes. As long as a handgun exists that shoots a particular caliber of rifle ammunition, New Jersey treats that ammunition as if it were handgun ammunition.
The NRA-ILA's legislative alert can be viewed here in its entirety.

Update: Looks like the ammo bill was placed on hold at today's hearing.

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