NJ Strips 2nd Amendment Rights Over Inherited WWII Rifle

NJ Strips 2nd Amendment Rights Over Inherited WWII Rifle

NJ Strips 2nd Amendment Rights Over Inherited WWII Rifle

A New Jersey court recently ruled that a man’s World War II vintage M1 carbine, inherited from his grandfather, is an “assault weapon” and will not be returned after being confiscated by police two years ago because of a temporary restraining order. Worse yet, the state is stripping the resident’s 2nd Amendment rights because he possessed the firearm.

New Jersey State Police confiscated Danny Burt’s M1 carbine along with 20 other firearms in compliance with a domestic violence prevention law in April 2013 after a temporary restraining order was lodged against him. When the order was dropped, Burt attempted to retrieve his property, but was informed he’d committed a felony by owning the M1 and was no longer eligible to own firearms.

The resident appealed the decision, explaining to the court that the rifle was handed down to him in 2006 by his grandfather and he didn’t know it was in working condition because he had never discharged. According to court documents, he also explained that he held on to the firearm because it had considerable sentimental value.

The court, unmoved, sided with prosecutors.

 

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