New Jersey is a hostile place for gun owners. They continue to pass more and more restrictive measures, even if those restrictions make no sense at all. One of its most recent ideas was to restrict the magazine capacity of firearms.
There are a few ways to hold onto your magazines, but the idea is to make it so people will turn them in to authorities. Which not one single person has done in New Jersey yet according to the New Jersey State Police. Read a quoted text below about how some NJ gun owners are getting past this unconstitutional law.
As the state’s largest gun group challenges the constitutionality of the law, gun owners have had to get creative with how they abide by the law.
Some gun owners have buried their large-capacity magazines in their backyard or behind sheetrock in their garage, said Eric Rebels, a local gun rights activist and owner of GunSitters, a secure firearms storage system company.
Others are opting to store them away from their homes.
“Thousands and thousands” of large-capacity magazines are stored currently at GunSitters in Whippany, where gun owners have handed over their large-capacity magazines, taking advantage of the storage option as litigation plays out, Rebels said. Some have turned over more than 100 magazines, which are held in a 3,000-square-foot steel vault.
The one thing Rebels said gun owners are not doing is handing their large-capacity magazines over to law enforcement, one of the choices state officials encouraged when the law went into effect.
A New Jersey State Police spokesman said not a single large-capacity magazine has been turned in since the law went into effect nearly nine months ago. Residents can also bring them to their local police departments.