What if you threw a gun ban and nobody came?
New Jersey’s new ban on “large capacity magazines” took effect on December 11, 2018… but nearly a month later, not a single person has surrendered their magazines to law enforcement, which is mandatory under law.
The new law prohibits anyone in the state–including off-duty police officers–from carrying a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds.
Under the new law, any New Jersey resident who currently owns a “large capacity magazine” was required to surrender it to law enforcement, modify it to reduce capacity, destroy it, or sell it to a licensed dealer.
Failing to do so will result in a fourth-degree felony conviction–punishable by a hefty fine and a prison sentence of up to 18 months.
But despite the harsh sentence for owning one, according to the New Jersey Staete Police they have yet to have a single person in the state of New Jersey turn in their magazine.
They, of course, don’t have statistics on how many citizens may have modified or destroyed their magazines.
Currently, it’s estimated that there are more than ten million newly-illegal magazines in the state of New Jersey.