NJ Moves to Close ‘Ridiculous’ Ex-Con Ammo Loophole


The New Jersey Commission of Investigation called yesterday for legislation to close a “patently ridiculous” loophole that allows ex-convicts to purchase ammunition in th state even though they cannot legally own a firearm, reports the Newark Star-Ledger. The recommendation is among nine issued by the agency following a probe that found dozens of instances in which criminals with rap sheets for everything from assault ing police officers to rape legally purchased ammunition for guns they could not lawfully own.

“While New Jersey maintains some of the most stringent and restrictive laws in the United States governing the purchase and sale of handguns, the trade in actual bullets — the very projectiles that make firearms lethal — remains a wide-open, unregulated bazaar,” commissioners wrote in a report on the issue. “It is patently ridiculous, shocking even.”

Link: http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1171517928267770.xml&coll=1

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