Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN News

NRA Asks Supreme Court to Strike New Jersey’s Magazine Ban

Monday, April 26, 2021

NRA Asks Supreme Court to Strike New Jersey’s Magazine Ban

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, in partnership with its state affiliate, the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC), asked the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday to hear their challenge against New Jersey’s prohibition on magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.  

 “The fact that magazines holding 10 or more rounds of ammunition are standard in many of the most common firearms in America, and that millions of Americans own these kinds of magazines and hundreds of millions of them are in circulation are precisely the reasons the gun control lobby and their politicians are clamoring for a ban. This magazine ban is one of their first steps toward banning guns and eventually outlawing self-defense,” said Amy Hunter, NRA spokeswoman. “Arbitrarily restricting these magazines is unconstitutional, and does nothing to increase public safety.” 

New Jersey began restricting magazines in 1990 by outlawing those capable of accepting more than 15 rounds. In 2018, the legislature arbitrarily redefined “large capacity ammunition magazine” to have a 10-round limit. The petition argues these magazines have a long historical tradition, whereas restrictions on them do not.   

This is the second time that the NRA-ILA has asked the high court to take a case in the last five months. In December, it asked the court to review a challenge to New York’s restrictive process for issuing carry permits. The court granted that request today. This is also the second time that NRA-ILA and ANJRPC have brought a case to the court in recent years. In 2018, the groups brought a case challenging the New Jersey’s may-issue concealed-carry regime. It was one of many cases that the Court declined to take last summer. It was, however, the case that drew a scathing dissent form Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh. 

“NRA is hopeful we can get more than a dissent in this case,” Hunter concluded.

 The case is called Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc., v. Gurbir S. Grewal.


Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at NRA on Facebook and Twitter @NRA.

IN THIS ARTICLE
New Jersey magazine ban
TRENDING NOW
Biden Reiterates Call to Ban 9mm Handguns

News  

Monday, July 26, 2021

Biden Reiterates Call to Ban 9mm Handguns

During a July 21 CNN “presidential town hall,” Joe Biden expressed his support for a ban on commonly-owned handguns. Responding to a question about the recent increase in violent crime, the career politician stated,

Great Expectations, Empty Promises: Gun Control in Washington State

News  

Monday, July 26, 2021

Great Expectations, Empty Promises: Gun Control in Washington State

For years, voters in the Evergreen State have been assured that if only they approve certain gun control ballot initiatives, they would “save lives” and reduce crime. The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), the organization pushing ...

How Anti-Gun Research Works

News  

Monday, July 26, 2021

How Anti-Gun Research Works

The objective world mistrusts most gun policy research because it’s clear the objective is to produce an anti-gun outcome rather than honest analysis. Politicians and professional activists claim the mantle of evidence but will ignore ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

St. Louis Prosecutor Kim Gardner Ignores Violent Crime While Playing Politics with Gun Owners

News  

Monday, July 26, 2021

St. Louis Prosecutor Kim Gardner Ignores Violent Crime While Playing Politics with Gun Owners

Similar to many other urban areas of the country, St. Louis saw a dramatic increase in homicide in 2020. The Gateway to the West’s homicide rate per 100 thousand residents exploded from 64.5 in 2019 to 87.2 in 2020. The homicide ...

Louisiana: Betrayal at the Capitol

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Louisiana: Betrayal at the Capitol

Yesterday, SB 118, Constitutional Carry, was defeated due to several Senators reversing their initial vote of support on the bill.  Two of the Senators who flip-flopped were Senators Patrick Connick (SD-8) and Louie Bernard (SD-31). 

Students “School” Antigun Education Officials on Civil Rights, Receive Large Settlements in Court Cases

News  

Monday, July 19, 2021

Students “School” Antigun Education Officials on Civil Rights, Receive Large Settlements in Court Cases

Last September we reported on the saga of Ka'Mauri Harrison, a Louisiana elementary school student who was suspended for having a BB gun that happened to come into view while the fourth grader was participating in online ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Monday, June 30, 2014

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

NRA-ILA Applauds Rep. Claudia Tenney and U.S. House of Representatives’ Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

NRA-ILA Applauds Rep. Claudia Tenney and U.S. House of Representatives’ Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decided to hear the NRA-ILA backed case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. NRA-ILA’s opening brief is located here.

Massachusetts: Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearing Tomorrow!

Monday, July 26, 2021

Massachusetts: Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearing Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary will hold public hearings on both pro- and anti-gun bills.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

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.