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.
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.
Another helpful link:"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."
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.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.