As the debate over how to best prevent violent crime continues on, vocal proponents of gun control keep suggesting the same tired and failed policies which do nothing to prevent crime and everything to infringe on the rights of the law abiding. Because of this, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation that came across his desk which would have capped the magazine capacity of firearms at ten rounds.
Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, both Democrats, sponsored A.2006/S.993 which sought to arbitrarily reduce magazine capacities from 15 rounds to ten, according to the DailyCaller. However even with Christie vetoing the bill, New Jersey is still one of only a few states that even have a magazine restriction.
New Jersey is already home to some of the strictest gun control regulations in the country, which have done nothing to curb their crime. The current magazine restriction of 15 rounds along with other strict measures have been in place for over 20 years, yet major cities like Camden, Jersey City, Newark, Patterson and Trenton still experience very high crime rates.
The Caller reports that the NRA played an important role in ensuring the new legislation didn’t get signed into law. Hundreds of the gun rights organization’s members flocked to Trenton in order to testify against the draconian policies that would have done absolutely nothing to make the streets of New Jersey safer, since we all know that criminals follow magazine restriction laws.
It’s always great to see common sense win the day, especially with it being so rare in the political sphere these days.