Originally posted on Sheeple: People unable to think for themselves:
I’m quite sure this testimony will fall on deaf ears since the back room deal to pass a strict magazine capacity bill in New Jersey has already been struck, but it’s great to see people speaking out regardless.
According to NJ.com, an award winning 9 year old competitive shooter, Shyanne Roberts, will testify before the NJ legislature about how the proposed 10 round magazine limit (down from 15) will negatively impact her.
According to NJ.com, the young competitor is currently on track to receive both a high end competition AR15 and Glock 19 from sponsors for future competitions. However, if the proposed bill should pass, her competitive shooting career might be over before it even gets started,
Now, at 9, the Franklin Township fourth grader is a highly skilled competitive shooter who proudly shows off her second place medal from the New Jersey State Ruger Rimfire Challenge Competition in October, when she beat not one, but two retired police officers.
“When she steps up to the line, it’s like a switch goes off,” her father, Dan Roberts, said. “She’s methodical.”
If signed by the governor, Roberts said the law would force him to choose between giving up the tools that could advance Shyanne’s skills to the next competitive level or leaving the state entirely.
A New Hamspire-based sponsor is currently making a fully custom, $3,000 AR-15 semi-automatic rifle built specifically for Shyanne. Both the AR-15 and a Glock 19 9mm pistol, also on its way to Shyanne from another sponsor, come standard with 15-round magazines, said Roberts.
“If this proposal becomes law, both guns will essentially be worthless for competitions,” said Roberts, also a columnist for Ammoland.com. “Her season starts in just a few weeks and there is currently no ‘grandfathering’ language or exemptions for competitors in the proposed bill.”
What a shame that the NJ state legislature would deny such a promising young competitor the chance to compete in a sport which could lead to anything from a college scholarship to a professional competitive shooting career.
Originally posted on CBS New York:
The incidents happened at the junction of Irvine Turner Boulevard and Spruce Street in Newark, police said.
Police confirmed to CBS 2 that three people were shot – two women and a man. One of the victims has been pronounced dead, police said.
Originally posted on CITIZENS MILITIA OF MISSISSIPPI:
Do anti-gun Democrats in New Jersey live in a vacuum? Are they completely unaware of the problems unfolding in New York and Connecticut with their gun registration/confiscation schemes?
The New Jersey Assembly’s Law and Public Safety Committee was scheduled to hold a public hearing on Monday (postponed for snow) about a bill that reduces the maximum magazine capacity from 15 to 10.
Since the legislation covers both detachable and fixed magazines, it has the effect of to banning popular, low-caliber rifles.
The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs gave the draft legislation to top firearms experts in the country to determine what guns would fall under the expanded ban.
They discovered that the bill would affect tube-fed, semi-automatic rifles because the magazine cannot be separated from the gun.
Thus, the experts found that at least 43 common rifles would suddenly be considered a prohibited “assault firearm,” such as the .22 caliber Marlin Model 60, Remington Nylon 66 and Winchester 190.
Just having one such gun would turn a law-abiding owner into a felon overnight.
Anti-gun state legislators are losing their collective minds. If they aren’t careful, that might not be all they lose.
Originally posted on MyFOX8.com:
Ralph Phillips, 55, died in the fire, which started in his downstairs apartment in the Sherwood Station Apartments near the intersection of Robinhood and Polo roads.
The fire caused $426,346 in damage to the apartment complex. The American Red Cross assisted the 11 residents displaced by the fire.