New Jersey Ban Off-Duty Cops From Carrying More than Ten Rounds
By John Crump
New Jeresy –-(Ammoland.com)- New Jersey citizens are told to trust the police to keep them safe, but what if the state itself doesn’t even trust them enough to carry more than ten rounds in their magazines?
This paradox is the question that the people of the Garden State have been asking themselves for the past week.
Last Monday a ban went into effect making it illegal to own any magazines that hold more than ten rounds making millions of residents guilty of a class-four felony. Anyone caught with one of the now banned magazines in their possession faces up to 18 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines or both for each magazine found.
Gov. Murphy wants citizens to trust in the police to protect them, but the law does not exempt off-duty officers from carrying more than 10 rounds in their magazines. Depending on the department police in the State carry between 15 to 17 rounds in their duty weapon magazines.
It doesn’t make sense why an off-duty officer is limited to 10 rounds when they carry much more while on duty. This artificial limitation severely hampers their ability to respond to a threat when off …Read the Rest