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New Jersey Law to Throw Folks in the Slammer for Carrying a BB Gun Possession

Ammoland reports that New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee will be considering A1216, legislation that could impose a 7-10 year sentence on people caught with an airsoft. We know that the rash of BB gun injuries among pets is fairly high, but isn't that taking it a bit far?

Right now, BB guns and other airsoft guns are included under NJ's definition of "firearm," which, of course, means that people in possession of an airsoft are subject to big boy gun laws.

Basically, what A1216 is going to do is pump up the punishment for anybody caught with a firearm on school grounds, advancing it from a third degree to a second degree crime. NJ slams second degree offenders with a standard 7-10 year prison sentence and a hefty $150,000 fine.

The law will also do some messy things for anybody who transports BB gun-toting criminals to school grounds. So, a soccer mom who doesn't inspect her kid's backpack for the airsoft that he hid in there could end up in jail for giving him a ride to school. That'll teach her not to be a responsible mom!

This law will double-up on existing legislation that is directed at criminals, but it also casts a wide net that is sure to ensnare oblivious kids and average parents. Firearm possession for an unlawful purpose is a second degree crime in NJ, so the purpose of A1216, it seems, is to make it a second degree-second degree crime, and to teach middle school boys a lesson they'll never forget.

Want to express your (undoubtedly strong) opinion about A1216? Please do. You can find the phone numbers of people on the committee here.
 

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New Jersey Law to Throw Folks in the Slammer for Carrying a BB Gun Possession

Ammoland reports that New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee will be considering A1216, legislation that could impose a 7-10 year sentence on people caught with an airsoft. We know that the rash of BB gun injuries among pets is fairly high, but isn't that taking it a bit far?

Right now, BB guns and other airsoft guns are included under NJ's definition of "firearm," which, of course, means that people in possession of an airsoft are subject to big boy gun laws.

Basically, what A1216 is going to do is pump up the punishment for anybody caught with a firearm on school grounds, advancing it from a third degree to a second degree crime. NJ slams second degree offenders with a standard 7-10 year prison sentence and a hefty $150,000 fine.

The law will also do some messy things for anybody who transports BB gun-toting criminals to school grounds. So, a soccer mom who doesn't inspect her kid's backpack for the airsoft that he hid in there could end up in jail for giving him a ride to school. That'll teach her not to be a responsible mom!

This law will double-up on existing legislation that is directed at criminals, but it also casts a wide net that is sure to ensnare oblivious kids and average parents. Firearm possession for an unlawful purpose is a second degree crime in NJ, so the purpose of A1216, it seems, is to make it a second degree-second degree crime, and to teach middle school boys a lesson they'll never forget.

Want to express your (undoubtedly strong) opinion about A1216? Please do. You can find the phone numbers of people on the committee here.
 

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................... pea shooters and spit balls are next.
 

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................... pea shooters and spit balls are next.
 

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"... This law will double-up on existing legislation that is directed at criminals, but it also casts a wide net that is sure to ensnare oblivious kids and average parents. Firearm possession for an unlawful purpose is a second degree crime in NJ, so the purpose of A1216, it seems, is to make it a second degree-second degree crime, and to teach middle school boys a lesson they'll never forget....

Criminalize everything, and everyone is a criminal. Since there are so many criminals there needs to be more state control over everything.
The more of these stories I read the more I'm begining to consider these conspiracy theories....
 

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"... This law will double-up on existing legislation that is directed at criminals, but it also casts a wide net that is sure to ensnare oblivious kids and average parents. Firearm possession for an unlawful purpose is a second degree crime in NJ, so the purpose of A1216, it seems, is to make it a second degree-second degree crime, and to teach middle school boys a lesson they'll never forget....

Criminalize everything, and everyone is a criminal. Since there are so many criminals there needs to be more state control over everything.
The more of these stories I read the more I'm begining to consider these conspiracy theories....
 

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.......................... news flash 2020

12 year old new jersy boy gets chair for posesssion of rubber band gun.
 

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.......................... news flash 2020

12 year old new jersy boy gets chair for posesssion of rubber band gun.
 

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I would love for nothing to see NY and NJ to end up like Detroit.  Just goes to show you that having a repub gov doesn't mean squat.
 

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I would love for nothing to see NY and NJ to end up like Detroit.  Just goes to show you that having a repub gov doesn't mean squat.
 
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