“The Division proposes new N.J.A.C. 13:54-4.13(b) to require dealers and manufacturers to make records available for inspection by the Division of State Police.” That’s one of the rule changes proposed by the New Jersey state police, published in the New Jersey register on December 15th. The other changes that’ve caught the eye of gun rights advocates involve gun dealer security; dealers must inform the police if their alarm system fails and move the guns to another approved alarmed location within 24 hours if ADT is AWOL. But the “show us your papers” provision highlights a simple fact . . .
The New Jersey State Police maintain full records of all legal gun purchases and transfers in the state. In other words, New Jersey has gun registration. If they decide to crack down on NJ gun owners, to confiscate illegally held firearms from otherwise law-abiding citizens, they will know the who, what, when and where of the matter. Including passport photos renewed every three years.
While Chris Christie’s presidential aspirations make any such crackdown as likely as a newbie out-shooting Jerry Miculek, the confiscation potential is there. Thousands of Garden State gun owners refused to comply with the state’s “assault weapon” ban. All that’s needed is the motive and opportunity. With this new rule change, effecting a gun grab is that much easier. But that’s OK because . . . it is.
The public at large will benefit from the adoption of amendments and new rules to this chapter through the continued regulation by the Superintendent of those persons and entities licensed to sell or acquire firearms.
Spoken like a true police state.