Bernard Kerik, the 40th NYPD Police Commissioner, sounded the alarm about New Jersey’s new magazine ban. The law bans possession of any magazine over 10 rounds after December 10th. Kerik tweeted his opposition to the new law, not because it deprives citizens of the ability to better defend their families. No, he opposed it because it applies to (and endangers) off-duty cops.
Kerik seems to think police officer lives have more value than say, taxpayers. Especially those who pay the Garden State’s exorbitantly high tax rates. Which fund law enforcement. Taxpayers who have Second Amendment constitutional rights – except in New Jersey.
The cognitive dissonance from this political hack who ran the NYPD knows no bounds. He correctly observes that bad guys “don’t give a damn about magazine capacity.” Right after ignoring the danger to Joe and Jane Sixpack and their families.
Kerik tweeted a letter (above) from the acting Bergan County Prosecutor warning police that the full-capacity magazine ban applies to all except on-duty police officers.
Turns out cops can’t even possess these so-called “large capacity magazines” in their homes. Even police-issued magazines. That has surely rankled a lot of Garden State law enforcement officers.
Here’s Kerik’s tweet:
NJ Governor @GovMurphy is endangering the life of every off duty NJ cop! Gang bangers, drug thugs and really bad guys don’t give a damn about magazine capacity… So he takes the good guy’s ammunition, and the bad guys are loaded for bear! @FoxNews @CNN @newsmax @DLoesch @ABC pic.twitter.com/b40cFsD9bF
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) December 14, 2018
Well, yes, Bernie. Governor Murphy is endangering every off-duty NJ cop…and every other man, woman and child in the state with his constitutionally-dubious magazine ban. While at the same time this gun-hating governor welcomes illegal aliens with open arms. When it comes to potential Democrat voters, Phil Murphy will all too happily ignore black-letter law when it comes to immigration enforcement.
Here is the Conservative Review’s take on the insanity that has taken over the Garden State with the election of Governor Phil Murphy:
New Jersey invites in violent criminal aliens while stripping citizens of the right to self-defense
For those of you living in free states, here is a glimpse of the living hell endured by those residing in blue states.
When the clock strikes midnight Tuesday morning, anyone in New Jersey who owns a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition is officially in possession of illegal contraband and is deemed a fourth-degree felon. Unlike previous magazine bans, this one retroactively bans people from even owning such magazines in their homes, even though they had been purchased legally. At the same time, the most violent criminal aliens will be actively shielded from deportation by state officials, against federal law. The inmates are running the asylum, while the law-abiding citizens and federal law enforcement are treated like criminals.
While the courts create insane rights for violent criminal aliens, they refuse to recognize the most unambiguous right to bear arms or the constitutional prohibition on ex post facto laws. New Jersey has become a sanctuary to the most dangerous criminal aliens and gangs, many of whom engage in gun trafficking, but peaceful citizens are stripped of the right to self-defense and treated like criminals.
Governor Phil Murphy signed the bill into law in June, giving residents 180 days to discard their magazines of higher capacity than 10, permanently modify them, or transfer them to someone who is legally able to possess them. The ban includes everyone except active-duty military and retired police officers under certain circumstances. Veterans are not excluded at all.
Once again, we see politicians who enjoy the benefits of armed protection from police legislating away gun owner gun rights. In this case, did these would-be tyrants mean to disarm off-duty cops in addition to the general public? Or did these political hacks simply forget about the people who protect gun-hating legislators when crafting their onerous, Draconian bill?