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Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs v. Attorney General of New Jersey


Defending New Jersey’s prohibition on large-capacity magazines.

Court: District of New Jersey; Third Circuit

Issue at Stake: Large-capacity magazines

Summary: On November 2, 2018, Everytown submitted an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in defense of New Jersey’s large-capacity magazine prohibition. This brief discusses the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons, including a century of restrictions on firearms capable of firing a large number of rounds without reloading; the circularity of the “common use” test; and the impact large-capacity magazines have on both mass shootings and day-to-day gun violence. In July of 2018, Everytown filed an amicus brief in this case in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The district court discussed favorably the history presented by Everytown in finding for New Jersey and rejecting plaintiffs’ efforts to stop enforcement of this important gun-safety measure.

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