New Jersey To Lose Hollow Point Bullets
According to new legislation being introduced into the house of representatives, it would be illegal to buy hollow point or “dum-dum” bullets for your firearms. I picked up a news article from Off Grid Survivals blog today which fueld me to go look at the bills being introduced and write up a quick post on what’s going down.
Essentially there are two separate bills, both of which are “anti-gun” bills and could be detrimental to law abiding citizens. The first is Assembly Bill 558 which outlines the criminalization of “possessing” hollow point bullets. We aren’t talking about banning the sale of hollow point ammunition, it’s being in possession. It gets better, there are even clauses within the bill that criminalize you if you are in possession of “other” types of weapons such as knives, switchblades and even slingshots.
e. Certain weapons. Any person who knowingly has in his possession any gravity knife, switchblade knife, dagger, dirk, stiletto, billy, blackjack, metal knuckle, sandclub, slingshot, cestus or similar leather band studded with metal filings or razor blades imbedded in wood, ballistic knife, without any explainable lawful purpose, is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.
f. Dum-dum or body armor penetrating bullets. (1) Any person, other than a law enforcement officer or persons engaged in activities pursuant to subsection f. of N.J.S.2C:39-6, who knowingly has in his possession any hollow nose or dum-dum bullet, or (2) any person, other than a collector of firearms or ammunition as curios or relics as defined in Title 18, United States Code, section 921 (a) (13) and has in his possession a valid Collector of Curios and Relics License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, who knowingly has in his possession any body armor breaching or penetrating ammunition, which means: (a) ammunition primarily designed for use in a handgun, and (b) which is comprised of a bullet whose core or jacket, if the jacket is thicker than .025 of an inch, is made of tungsten carbide, or hard bronze, or other material which is harder than a rating of 72 or greater on the Rockwell B. Hardness Scale, and (c) is therefore capable of breaching or penetrating body armor, or (3) any person, other than a law enforcement officer, who knowingly has in his possession handgun ammunition which (a) has a full metal jacket and an ogive with a steel penetrator tip followed by an aluminum core and is therefore capable of breaching or penetrating body armor, or (b) after testing, the Attorney General determines poses a threat to the safety and well being of law enforcement officers because of the materials, be they metallic or nonmetallic, used in its composition or because its ogive, core or jacket are of a design, construction or formulation which makes it capable of breaching or penetrating body armor, is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree. For purposes of this section, a collector may possess not more than three examples of each distinctive variation of the ammunition described above. A distinctive variation includes a different head stamp, composition, design, or color.
In addition to Assembly Bill 558 is another bill called Assembly Bill 1013 which “criminalizes use of defaced or stolen firearm to injure a police officer; enhances penalties for defacing a firearm.” This particular bill finds you guilty in the fourth degree if even found in possession of a stun-gun. What the f***? Are you serious? “h. Stun guns. Any person who knowingly has in his possession any stun gun is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.”
SO Basically if you are a resident of New Jersey, and these bills pass, you are left to really maybe a simple flashlight to defend yourself, all the while criminals don’t obey the law so they will always have the upper hand against you. This is complete bullshit and this needs to be stopped.
Below is the information about the representatives introducing the legislation.
Assembly Bill 558:
Assemblywoman L. GRACE SPENCER
District 29 (Essex)
Assemblyman ALBERT COUTINHO
District 29 (Essex)
Assemblyman PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.
District 18 (Middlesex)
Assemblywoman ANNETTE QUIJANO
District 20 (Union)
Assembly Bill 1013:
Assemblyman CHARLES MAINOR
District 31 (Hudson)
Assemblyman GORDON M. JOHNSON
District 37 (Bergen)