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NRA Backs Challenge to New Jersey Magazine Ban

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced support for a lawsuit brought by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) to challenge New Jersey’s ban on so-called “high capacity” magazines. 

“Magazine bans do not deter criminals or improve public safety.  Instead, they irrationally burden the rights of law-abiding gun owners,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA-ILA. “The National Rifle Association is proud to assist the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs in this legal challenge.”

Signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy, law-abiding New Jersey gun owners will have six months to dispose of magazines that hold more than ten rounds. Law enforcement personnel will be exempt from the ban. Gun owners will only be allowed to keep magazines they currently possess if they are permanently altered to hold no more than ten rounds, and the firearm is registered.

 The suit was filed today in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. 

 “We thank the NRA for its incredible support and guidance, which made this new lawsuit possible,” said ANJRPC executive director Scott Bach. 


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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.