The state of New Jersey won’t be satisfied until they make it virtually impossible for people to own guns inside their border. They continue to pretend that their current problems are someone else’s fault, a political narcissism that is far too common in left-leaning states.
Now, they’re aiming at homebuilt firearms, sometimes referred to as “ghost guns.”
Democratic state lawmakers have a new target as they aim to tighten New Jersey’s already strict firearms laws: “ghost guns.”
A new bill that began advancing in the Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Monday would prohibit the purchase of firearm parts used to make these untraceable homemade guns.
The state Senate Law and Public Safety committee approved the measure along with a package of six other Democrat-sponsored gun-control bills that continue to move closer to Gov. Phil Murphy‘s desk.
The state Assembly already approved those six proposals last month — which include reducing the number of bullets allowed in a magazine from 15 to 10 (S102), banning armor-piercing bullets (S2245), strictly defining that residents must show a “justifiable need” to obtain permit to carry a handgun (S2376), expanding background checks for private gun sales (S2374), and making it easier to seize weathers[sic] from people deemed to pose a threat to themselves or others (S160 and S2259).
But this was the first time members of the state Senate considered the bills. And it was the first time the “ghost gun” measure (S2465) was considered by any lawmakers.
Such weapons are made when people purchase parts one piece at time and assembly them using a kit you can buy online. Thus, the weapons have no serial or registration number.
Here’s the problem with a proposal like this (like pretty much every other gun control measure out there). It only stops the law-abiding. It doesn’t stop those who are the problem.
Further, even if they stop the flow of parts into the state — which is difficult since those same parts often repair parts for otherwise legal firearms throughout the state — it doesn’t stop the potential for guns being built in New Jersey. In fact, if you push it too much, criminals will build full-auto submachineguns.
After all, they’re criminals. What do they care?
However, building your own guns is a common pastime for a lot of people, and not because they are up to something illegal. Some just prefer not having to fool with the paperwork associated with buying a gun. Others view it as a technical challenge. Still, others figure if the assemble a firearm themselves, they should be able to fix it if need be. Others have completely different reasons.
None of them, however, involve illegal activities.
For the state of New Jersey, though, that’s irrelevant. Someone might do something wrong, so everyone has to be collectively punished. That’s the New Jersey way it seems.
Meanwhile, criminals will still do what they were going to do, possibly even more effectively, and the law-abiding citizen will be powerless to do anything about it.
Good job, New Jersey.