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The following bill(s) have been scheduled for a committee or a legislative session. A1683: 9/24/2012 2:00:00 PM Law and Public Safety Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ http://www.njleg.sta...illNumber=A1683 A1683 Criminalizes purchase or possession of firearms ammunition by persons convicted of certain crimes. Law and Public Safety Last Session Bill Number: Johnson, Gordon M. Johnson, Gordon M. as Primary Sponsor 1/10/2012 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee Introduced - 3 pages PDF Format HTML Format Sponsored by: Assemblyman GORDON M. JOHNSON District 37 (Bergen) SYNOPSIS Criminalizes purchase or possession of firearms ammunition by persons convicted of certain crimes. CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel An Act concerning purchase or possession of ammunition and supplementing chapter 39 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes. Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey: 1. A person having been convicted in this State or elsewhere of the following crimes who purchases, owns, possesses or controls firearms ammunition is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree: aggravated assault pursuant to N.J.S.2C:12-1; arson pursuant to N.J.S.2C:17-1; burglary pursuant to N.J.S.2C:18-2; escape pursuant to N.J.S.2C:29-5; extortion pursuant to N.J.S.2C:20-5; murder pursuant to N.J.S.2C:11-3; manslaughter pursuant to N.J.S.2C:11-4; death by auto or vessel pursuant to N.J.S.2C:11-5; kidnapping pursuant to N.J.S.2C:13-1; robbery pursuant to N.J.S.2C:15-1; aggravated sexual assault pursuant to N.J.S.2C:14-2; sexual assault pursuant to N.J.S.2C:14-2; bias intimidation pursuant to N.J.S.2C:16-1; endangering the welfare of a child pursuant to N.J.S.2C:24-4; stalking pursuant to P.L.1992, c.209 (C.2C:12-10); a crime involving domestic violence as defined in section 3 of P.L.1991, c.261 (C.2C:25-19), whether or not armed with or having in his possession a weapon enumerated in subsection r. of N.J.S.2C:39-1; leader of a narcotics trafficking network pursuant to N.J.S.2C:35-3; maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility pursuant to N.J.S.2C:35-4; manufacturing, distributing or dispensing controlled dangerous substances pursuant to N.J.S.2C:35-5; employing a juvenile in a drug distribution scheme pursuant to N.J.S.2C:35-6; distributing or dispensing on or near school property pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1987, c.101 (C.2C:35-7); distributing or possessing imitation controlled dangerous substances pursuant to N.J.S.2C:35-11; possession of prohibited weapons and devices pursuant to N.J.S.2C:39-3; possession of weapons for unlawful purposes pursuant to N.J.S.2C:39-4; manufacture, transport, disposition or defacement of weapons and dangerous instruments and appliances pursuant to N.J.S.2C:39-9; disarming a law enforcement officer pursuant to subsection b. of Section 1 of P.L. 1996, c.14 (C.2C:12-11); carjacking pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1993, c.221 (C.2C:15-2); human trafficking pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2005, c.77 (C.2C:13-8); racketeering pursuant to N.J.S.2C:41-1 et seq.; producing or possessing chemical weapons, biological agents or nuclear or radiological devices pursuant to section 3 of P.L.2002, c.26 (C.2C:38-3); or terrorism pursuant to section 2 of P.L.2002, c.26 (C.2C:38-2). 2. This act shall take effect on the 1st day of the fourth month following enactment. STATEMENT This bill would make it a crime of the fourth degree for a person to purchase, own or possess ammunition if the person has been previously convicted of certain crimes. A crime of the fourth degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months or a fine of up to $10,000 or both. Under the bill, conviction of any of the following would bar the person from purchasing, owning, possessing or controlling firearms ammunition: Aggravated assault; arson; burglary; escape; extortion; homicide; kidnapping; robbery; aggravated sexual assault; sexual assault; bias intimidation; endangering the welfare of a child; stalking; a crime involving domestic violence; leader of a narcotics trafficking network; maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility; manufacturing, distributing or dispensing controlled dangerous substances; employing a juvenile in a drug distribution scheme; distributing or dispensing on or near school property; distributing or possessing imitation controlled dangerous substances; possession of prohibited weapons and devices; possession of weapons for unlawful purposes; manufacture, transport, disposition and defacement of weapons and dangerous instruments and appliances; disarming a law enforcement officer; carjacking; human trafficking; racketeering; producing or possessing chemical weapons, biological agents or nuclear or radiological devices, or terrorism. Now me: Since Gordon Johnson is the chairman of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee, it's already a foregone conclusion that this bill will be reported favorably and go to the floor for a vote. What a piece of crap feelgood legislation! Making it a 4th degree crime for an already Prohibited Person to possess ammo. Sure - that'll stop the gang bangers in our cities, won't it??