Assembly Bill 2602, which would ban possession and purchase of any and all ammunition by anyone who does not possess a valid firearms purchaser identification card (NJFID), a certified copy of a permit to purchase a handgun, a valid permit to carry a handgun, or a valid New Jersey hunting license has passed the House and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate.
Violators would be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree, which is punishable by a fine of $10,000 and a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months or both. The stated purpose of the bill is to reduce gang violence, but its greatest impact will be on lawful gun-owners and competitive shooters.
Currently, the National Rifle Association is working together with many of your clubs, the New Jersey Sporting Clays Association, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and various other organizations to oppose this bill.
A hearing date has not been scheduled for A 2602, but please check back for updates at http://www.nraila.org/.