New Jersey’s ban on gun magazines with more than ten rounds went into effect on December 10, 2018, after being upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. At that moment, all heretofore legal “large capacity magazines” (LCMs) had to be surrendered to police, rendered inoperable, sold to authorized owners, or modified so that they couldn’t hold more than 10 rounds. Those who failed to do so were guilty of fourth-degree felonies, punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison.
But as of April 4th, exactly zero magazines have been turned over to the police. That’s despite New Jersey having 1.1 million gun owners and millions of magazines that are able to hold more than 10 bullets,