Gun owners in New Jersey will be kept under close surveillance as the state creates a database to catalog every purchase of ammunition. Americans are seeing ever more invasive surveillance programs tied to things they do every day. Remember vaccine passports? Government approval to go shopping or see a show is not what one might imagine of America, but there it is. The new ammunition tracking scheme is one more layer of the virtual Panopticon enveloping Americans’ freedoms.
Now, every time you buy ammunition for your firearm in New Jersey, you’ll be thoroughly recorded, including such information as “the date of the transaction; the type, caliber, or gauge of the ammunition; the quantity of ammunition sold; the name and address of the purchaser; and any other information the superintendent shall deem necessary.”
Wait, that last one “any other information the superintendent shall deem necessary?” That seems vaguely open-ended for what is supposed to be a constitutionally protected right. Usually, the threshold for infringing on constitutional rights is a bit higher.
The ammunition database is one of seven new laws signed by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The Daily Caller’s Mary Rooke reports:
The seven laws Murphy signed Tuesday included banning .50 caliber weapons, stricter regulations on so-called “ghost guns,” creating an easy path to sue gun manufacturers, and mandating firearm training, reported NJ.com.
New Jersey governor signs new gun laws intended to work around SCOTUS ruling https://t.co/Yj4LshhCts
— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) July 5, 2022
Murphy called the new gun-control regulations “common sense” laws that “live up to our Jersey values,” reported the outlet.
“We know we can take on the epidemic of gun violence and win,” Murphy said at the bill signing in Metuchen, reported NJ.com. “We know we can put in place strong and safety gun-safety laws that are consistent with the Second Amendment and still protect our communities.”
The U.S. Supreme Court released its decision June 23 to strike down a New York State gun law requiring individuals to show “proper cause” before obtaining a concealed carry permit.
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