TRENTON – Senators Richard J. Codey (D-Essex/Morris) and Bob Gordon (D-Bergen/Passaic) today introduced legislation to crack down on high capacity magazines by outlawing magazines capable of holding more than five rounds of ammunition.
“The only people who need access to high-capacity magazines are mass murderers, drug dealers and cop killers,” said Senator Codey. “It is well past time that we banned magazines carrying a dozen bullets. The fact is, military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines do not belong on our neighborhood streets.”
“There is absolutely no good reason for an individual to own a gun that fires upwards of a dozen rounds of ammunition,” said Senator Gordon. “Getting these high-capacity magazines off our streets is a good first step in the effort to combat gun violence. However, the reality is that it will take a comprehensive approach to really address the problem that is currently plaguing our state and our nation. I look forward to the Vice President’s recommendations and to having a much-needed national discussion on the issue that will finally lead us toward stamping out gun violence on our streets.”