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    New Jersey moves on .50 caliber gun ban following Dix arrests

    Because criminals register their weapons...
    ...opportunistic little lawmuckers, eh?

    New Jersey moves on .50 caliber gun ban following Dix arrests

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) New Jersey moved Thursday toward becoming the second state to outlaw the powerful .50 caliber rifle that critics contend could potentially be used in terrorist attacks.

    The guns, which resemble large hunting rifles, are accurate up to 1 1/2 miles and critics contend they could be used to penetrate an airliner or ignite chemical plants, rail tanks cars and refineries.

    California is the only state with a similar law.

    Legislation that would make New Jersey follow suit was released Thursday by an Assembly committee and can now be considered by the full Assembly.

    The ban is getting renewed attention after federal investigators this week announced they had foiled an alleged terrorist plot by six men who were planning to attack Fort Dix.

    "As unnerving as the Fort Dix terrorism plot was, it could have been all the more worse if the weapons of choice for alleged assailants had been .50 caliber assault guns instead of AK-47s," said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer.

    The six men arrested Monday night allegedly tried to buy AK-47 assault weapons, M-16s and other weapons from a government informant.

    The bill is opposed by gun rights advocates who claim it would do nothing to stem gun violence.

    "Gun bans will not stop a criminal intent on doing harm, because the criminal mind will always find another tool," said Scott L. Bach, president of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs. "This feel-good legislation disarms only responsible citizens and does nothing to prevent crime."

    The bill would include .50-caliber weapons in the same law that bans explosive devices. Violators would face up to five years in prison and a fine up to $15,000. The proposal would exempt antique guns and traditional rifles that fire a single shot. It would also allow people who own a .50-caliber weapon before the law takes effect to keep their weapon.

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    Man when will these idiots learn that bad guys will get guns no matter what.
    Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!

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    Since when does making something (else) illegal stop a criminal whose intent is to commit a crime anyway?

    What is it about common sense that makes it so uncommon?

    Idiocy reigns supreme, especially among the over-educated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Since when does making something (else) illegal stop a criminal whose intent is to commit a crime anyway?

    What is it about common sense that makes it so uncommon?

    Idiocy reigns supreme, especially among the over-educated.

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    They want all your guns, then control over your health care, your employment, your pension, your personal finances, and the minds of your children. They are taking advantage of an opportunity to act as your "protector", like a wofl under a sheepskin. They know better and you dont have the right to disagree with them.

    It's politely called socialism. Party loyalty before the Nation All things occur thru the generosity of the State, you should rely on the State to solve your problems, big and small. You must think as the State wants you to think, there will be consequences for those who do not.

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    .50 caliber assault guns
    My favorite part of the article. Fuckin politicians.



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