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Possession of Assault Firearm

S-752………Senator Shirley Turner

Changes the penalty for the unlawful possession of an assault  firearm from a  third degree crime  to a second degree crime.

Second degree crime carries a stiffer penalty.

  • Punishable by term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years and as high as 10 years.
  • Fine of $150,000 
  • Violator can receive both prison time and a fine

Current law:  Unlawful possession of assault firearm is third degree crime punishable by imprisonment of 3-5 years and up to $15,000 fine.

Raising the penalty increases the likelihood of even a first time violator going to prison.

Unlawful Transfer of Firearm

S-753……Senator Turner

Upgrades penalty for unlawfully transferring a firearm to an underage person.

  • Any person who unlawfully sells, gives, transfers or disposes of a firearm to a person under the age of 18 would be guilty of a second  degree crime with a mandatory minimum prison time of 5 years without parole.
  • A crime of the second degree is punishable by a fine of up to $150,000  and  5 to 10 years in prison; or both.

Under current law, this is a third degree crime punishable by fine up to $15,000 and mandatory 3 years prison time.

 

 

NJLM - Senate Bills

407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481
 NJLM logo 

William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director
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Possession of Assault Firearm

S-752………Senator Shirley Turner

Changes the penalty for the unlawful possession of an assault  firearm from a  third degree crime  to a second degree crime.

Second degree crime carries a stiffer penalty.

  • Punishable by term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years and as high as 10 years.
  • Fine of $150,000 
  • Violator can receive both prison time and a fine

Current law:  Unlawful possession of assault firearm is third degree crime punishable by imprisonment of 3-5 years and up to $15,000 fine.

Raising the penalty increases the likelihood of even a first time violator going to prison.

Unlawful Transfer of Firearm

S-753……Senator Turner

Upgrades penalty for unlawfully transferring a firearm to an underage person.

  • Any person who unlawfully sells, gives, transfers or disposes of a firearm to a person under the age of 18 would be guilty of a second  degree crime with a mandatory minimum prison time of 5 years without parole.
  • A crime of the second degree is punishable by a fine of up to $150,000  and  5 to 10 years in prison; or both.

Under current law, this is a third degree crime punishable by fine up to $15,000 and mandatory 3 years prison time.

 

 

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