It seems everywhere we look that the Second Amendment is under attack. Just last month the New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee was considering legislation that would ban ammunition under the auspices of protecting police. Now it would appear from a brief reading of the proposal that the ammunition spoken of would be “armor piercing ammunition”, but the language also encompasses any ammo that is deemed to “pose a threat to the safety and well being of law enforcement.” Can anyone say “all” ammunition?
Let's keep in mind that most law enforcement wear Level II-A protective vests that stop 9mm and .40 bullets. So that means that if strictly taken for armor piercing all other ammunition would be banned. This means you would be unable to get ammo for your AR-15, many hunting rifles and even some handguns, such as your trusty .45.
We are not even talking just common bullets. In addition, Ammoland.com states, “Common hunting, target, and self-defense ammunition would be subject to ban, along with BB’s, airgun pellets, and non-metallic ammunition like plastic airsoft pellets, if the Attorney General decides that they pose a threat to the safety and well being of law enforcement. “
The NRA also agrees with Ammoland's assessment stating,
“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 bills (Assembly Bill A588 & A1013) went even further and stated, “This bill makes using a defaced or stolen firearm in causing serious bodily injury or bodily injury to a law enforcement officer a crime.” So if you purchased a firearm from someone, paid a price and had a bill of sale (and the firearm was either stolen or had the serial number removed) and cops broke down your door and you defended yourself with the weapon and injured or killed the officer, you could be charged with a crime!
It is outrageous that these law makers do not respect their constituents enough to come head on after the guns people use. They have to manipulate and blow things out of proportion in order to get their agendas accomplished. However, in this instance they are doing a sneak attack and basically saying, “It's OK for you to have weapons, you just can't have ammunition.” I have to say this is a brilliant strategy but that is not to pat them on the back. I'm betting that most people see this and know they better obtain their ammo now, because once the ban is passed, it won't be available in Jersey. In fact, if you are caught with it, it will probably be grounds for fines and jail time.
No doubt everyone has heard of the cries last year demanding federal legislation to ban high capacity ammunition clips after congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot.
Our own President is even undertaking efforts for more gun legislation, albeit “under the radar”, which many commentators connected to the Fast & Furious scandal. On top of that the New UN Small Arms Treaty is an international agreement which is seeking to disarm Americans. Some say it is an end around the 2nd Amendment. Others say no the Constitution would prevail over it. Let's always keep at the forefront of our minds that the UN does not have our best interest at heart. Sadly, neither does the current occupant of the White House. This treaty would be up for ratification this year by the Senate.
Lou Dobbs report below: