Last June New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a ban on high-capacity gun magazines, meaning that anyone with a magazine that holds over 10 rounds would be guilty of a fourth-degree crime.
The new and incredibly ridiculous law went into effect this week and it even applies to off-duty law enforcement officers:
Former Police Commissioner for NYPD blasted this memo, saying that it’s endangering the lives of every off-duty cop in New Jersey:
NJ Governor @GovMurphy is endangering the life of every off duty NJ cop! Gang bangers, drug thugs and really bad guys don’t give a damn about magazine capacity… So he takes the good guy’s ammunition, and the bad guys are loaded for bear! @FoxNews @CNN @newsmax @DLoesch @ABC pic.twitter.com/b40cFsD9bF— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) December 14, 2018
He’s exactly right. It’s bad enough that they would do this to their own citizenry. But it’s even more unbelievable that they would handicap off-duty cops life this.
As Breitbart points out, the law was challenged in the courts but the Third Circuit recently upheld the ban 2-1. The one dissenting judge was a Trump appointee. I can only hope that the ruling is appealed and the law is found unconstitutional.