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Penalty Increase in New Jersey

The State of New Jersey is considering increasing the penalty for possession of an “assault firearm” from a third degree crime to a second degree crime, which carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison and a $150,000 fine.  Before anyone in New Jersey suggests “Well, it’s the law and you should obey it!” consider that this is considered an assault firearm in the State of New Jersey:

 http://www.pagunblog.com/blogpics/JCHiggins29.jpg

Clearly any New Jersey gun owner who happens to be an unbeknowing lawbreaker, and possesses one of these high powered .22 caliber machines of death, they deserve 10 years in the pokey!

4 Responses to “Penalty Increase in New Jersey”

  1. Joe says:

    How many per year have been convicted in NJ under the lowly third degree crime?

    Surely there must be so many such that the legislature feels the need to increase the gravity of the offense so that criminals will take them seriously.

    Either that, or they want to distract the people from the bankruptcy of the state caused by corruption and the attempt to redistribute wealth.

  2. anon says:

    In DC that’s a ‘Machine Gun’…

  3. chris says:

    hey, ive got a model 31… i must be one of those evil gun nuts… hmmm, that pic actually looks like my model 31….

    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f32/mekender/Gun/DSC_0175.jpg

    mine is in a tad worse shape than that, but it looks identical to the one that you have pictured other than the fact that mine doesnt have checkered grips

  4. Ian Argent says:

    Something Must Be Done! So they are doing Something… I voted against as many of the bozos as I could.

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