Today, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee passed Senate Bill 993 today on a party line 3 to 2 vote. As previously reported, S.993 seeks to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban certain popular firearms. Under the guise of public safety, anti-gun politicians continue their efforts to erode the Second Amendment rights of New Jersey residents. New Jersey is one of only a few states which already has a magazine restriction, and another arbitrary limit will have no impact on crime or criminals. Instead, this legislation demonstrably favors criminals who prefer to prey on unarmed victims.
Senate Bill 993 now goes to the Senate floor where it will be scheduled for consideration. It is now more important than ever to contact your state Senator and respectfully, yet insistently, urge him or her to vote AGAINST S.993. Contact information for state Senators can be found here.