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BB gun control: In New Jersey, kids’
rite of passage could mean felony

Fox News, by Perry Chiaramonte

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/12/2013 3:27:31 PM

Not only could you "shoot your eye out, kid," you might also go to jail for owning that BB gun in certain states. New Jersey and other jurisdictions make little or no distinction between Daisy´s classic Red Ryder BB gun immortalized in the film "A Christmas Story," and real guns. They must be registered and are subject to the same laws as any firearms. “In all honesty, kids who are charged are looking at mandatory jail time,” said New Jersey attorney William Proetta, adding that under the state’s Graves Act, a conviction could lead to prison time. “The only defense is to

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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 12/12/2013 3:31:14 PM     (No. 9651321)

A clear example of Tyranny.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4justice, 12/12/2013 3:31:30 PM     (No. 9651322)

oh heck NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/12/2013 3:37:40 PM     (No. 9651332)

The people charged must rely on the discretion of the prosecutor to grant them a waiver. If the prosecutor is young or inexperienced, people´s lives can be ruined because they are afraid to challenge their superiors,

The courts have no discretion under the Graves Law. It requires a mandatory sentence. It is a disaster.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kendet1946, 12/12/2013 3:44:13 PM     (No. 9651340)

No way I would stay in New Joisy. I´d be outta dere

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/12/2013 3:57:28 PM     (No. 9651361)

Chris Christie, call your 2016 campaign manager.

/s off/

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Retiredhippy, 12/12/2013 4:14:15 PM     (No. 9651385)

This is beyond outrageous.
As #1 said..tyranny pure and simple.
´For your own good´ run amok.
as stated in the article, there is NO combustion, so a good atorney might get it thrown out.
maybe.
which helps to prove my theory that justice isnt blind,
its just expensive.
I am adding New Jersy to my boycott list.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/12/2013 4:14:26 PM     (No. 9651387)

#5, that is a variation on what I was thinking. My thought was "and some people want Chris Christie to be President?"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/12/2013 4:33:47 PM     (No. 9651410)

Here in Las Vegas, the laws restrict anything that shoots anything- even rubberband guns would fall into the control of the law. Any so-called "weapon" that propels any projectile of any kind must be registered with the police! It´s a fact! It includes arrows, sling shots, soft-air, Nerf toys, even marshmallow guns! They do not enforce it. But, it is on the books if they ever thought they need it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: miceal, 12/12/2013 4:35:06 PM     (No. 9651412)

I raise my right hand with a single finger raised and direct it at New Jersey in general, and Chris Christie in particular....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/12/2013 4:36:50 PM     (No. 9651417)

When I was a kid in NJ, back in the 50´s, BB guns were illegal if I remember it correctly.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: trackman999, 12/12/2013 5:11:32 PM     (No. 9651457)

Wait, "they " will try and ban the movie. Don´t you know it sends the wrong"message"?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MMC, 12/12/2013 5:30:45 PM     (No. 9651470)

My kids are regularly involved with Nerf gun fights!! So... They would be felons in New Jersey and Nevada?

Really? Tyranny

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Reply 13 - Posted by: provide, 12/12/2013 5:47:02 PM     (No. 9651487)

I guess we go back to bicycle chains. I like chain saw chains better.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/12/2013 6:02:57 PM     (No. 9651512)

I have, over the years, passed out a variety of ping-pong ball guns, marshmallow guns, evil-looking water guns, cap pistols and there is at least one pellet gun in my closet.

Come get me.

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