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    Magazine Capacity - NJ

    So I know in NJ on a rifle we are limited to a magazine with 10 rounds. Does that mean I can own a 20 or 30 round magazine, but not use it in the state. Or is illegal for me to own a magazine over 10 rounds?

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    According to the link it is illigal to purchase an ar-15. Interesting, I know someone who just bought one and I think I've seen them in stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmilchman View Post
    According to the link it is illigal to purchase an ar-15. Interesting, I know someone who just bought one and I think I've seen them in stores.

    You really need to read your state laws...


    1. The Colt Match Target rifle, based on the manufacturer's specifications, is not part of the
    AR-15 series, and, thus, is not prohibited under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-1w(1). Although this rifle
    may resemble the Colt AR-15, there have been substantial changes to the firearm, including
    the receiver, which is not identical to an AR-15 receiver. In addition, because of changes in
    the configuration of the firearm, the Colt Match Target rifle is not substantially identical to
    a firearm prohibited under this classification.
    2. The Springfield M1A rifle is not one of the enumerated firearms which are specifically
    prohibited under the State assault firearms laws. It has been prohibited in this State as being
    substantially identical to a named firearm. However, according to the manufacturer's
    specifications, the M1A has been modified. The modified M1A, which became available in
    1994, is not considered to be substantially identical to a prohibited firearm under N.J.S.A.
    2C:39-1w(2) and these rules. However, earlier versions of the M1A, which contain at least
    two of the criteria identified in the Attorney General's Guidelines Regarding the
    "Substantially Identical" Provision in the State's Assault Firearms Laws dated August 19,
    1996 and reproduced in paragraph 2 above, are considered to be substantially identical to a
    prohibited firearm and continue to be defined as an assault firearm.

    "Large capacity ammunition magazine" means a box, drum, tube or other container, which is
    capable of holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition to be fed continuously and directly
    therefrom into a semi-automatic firearm. A large capacity ammunition magazine that has been
    permanently altered so that it is not capable of holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition will
    cease to be defined as a "large capacity ammunition magazine." An ammunition magazine, which
    has been temporarily blocked or modified from holding more than 15 rounds, as by a piece of wood
    or a pin, is still considered to be a "large capacity ammunition magazine."
    Another helpful link:

    NJSP: New Jersey Firearms Laws

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    The laws are clear as mud. My friend has a Bushmater AR. Is it legal, I would think not.

    So if searching something like gunbroker, I guess searching for ar-15 is narrow enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmilchman View Post
    The laws are clear as mud. My friend has a Bushmater AR. Is it legal, I would think not.

    So if searching something like gunbroker, I guess searching for ar-15 is narrow enough.
    Not quite, Bushmaster makes "ban model" AR type rifles that are legal in NJ. "AR 15" is used as a broad brush generally, but in terms of the NJ legalities, it's targeting a specific model, not all rifles that are lumped into that category. Searching for "AR15" will turn up hundreds of guns that you can't get in Jersey.

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    Thanks

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    Clarification

    Am I hearing it right - if my pistole has a 12 round mag it is good to go in the PRNJ - as long as I do not have JHP bullets in the mag.

    The reason I ask is I figure that the Thule Amendment will pass the next time - after McDonald/NRA vs Chicago - and I might have to wonder through that swamp....
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    12 is good, my 15 is better :)

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