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Ammunition Sales Ban Legislation Heading to New Jersey Senate!

Friday, June 23, 2006


Assembly Bill 2602 will 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. 

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 this bill is to reduce gang violence, but its greatest impact will be on lawful gun-owners and competitive shooters. 

For more information on how A 2602 will affect law-abiding New Jersey citizens, please use the “click here for alerts in your state” feature at www.nraila.org. 

This bill has already passed the Assembly and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate. 

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 in the Senate. 

Despite these efforts, your input is absolutely essential to help defeat this bill. 

Please contact your State Senator immediately and urge him or her to OPPOSE A2602! 

The general phone number for the State Legislature is (609) 292-4840.  If you need help identifying your State Senator, please use the following link:  www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp. 

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