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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 3/31/2012 8:27:56 PM EDT
I'm moving back to the PRNJ from VA due to work, and I'm not sure if my Ruger 10 22 with a strikeforce folding stock is legal. I have 10 round magazines instead of the typical 30, and it lacks a flash hider. Will I be able to keep my plinker in its current configuration (specifically referring to the stock)?
Link Posted: 3/31/2012 8:47:20 PM EDT
We have debated this before and were split on whether a .22LR can be substantially identical to any of the firearms identified as "assault" weapons. IMHO, there is a valid argument that they do satisfy the definition and it is not worth the risk or the legal costs. Just put a fixed stock on it and stick the collapsible stock in a box for when you move back to free territory.
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 1:41:18 AM EDT
A semi-automatic firearm should be considered to be "substantially identical", that is, identical in all material respects,to a named assault weapon if it meets the below listed criteria:

A semi-automatic rifle that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of the following:

1. a folding stock or telescoping stock
2. a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon
3. a bayonet mount
4. a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor
5. a grenade launcher

Link Posted: 4/1/2012 2:57:01 AM EDT
If you still have the original stock, I would just pop it back on to be on the safe side. From what I understand the folding and telescoping stocks automatically turn a 10/22 into a weapon of mass destruction in Nazi Jersey,..
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 10:41:14 AM EDT
Allow me to clarify:

Perfectly legal NJ rifle:


Dangerous, illegal assault firearm:
Link Posted: 4/1/2012 2:22:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/2/2012 8:31:23 AM EDT
So sad but true
Link Posted: 4/2/2012 8:49:54 AM EDT
Thanks for the advice, I'll have to bend over and put the full stock back on for the time being.
Link Posted: 4/2/2012 9:14:33 AM EDT
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong. I think if you keep the folding stock you can make the firearm illegal. You are breaking the law.
Link Posted: 4/2/2012 10:09:34 PM EDT


keep pointing that out and soon both will be illegal nj assault weapons
Link Posted: 4/3/2012 2:32:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2012 10:03:49 AM EDT by dontalo]
Originally Posted By libra8:
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong. I think if you keep the folding stock you can make the firearm illegal. You are breaking the law.


If they every searched your house, the argument could be made. However, if the stock was in a box in the basement, it would be hard to argue that they components could be readily assembled.

ETA: Damn spellchecker!
Link Posted: 4/3/2012 6:03:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dontalo:
Originally Posted By libra8:
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong. I think if you keep the folding stock you can make the firearm illegal. You are breaking the law.


If they every searched your house, the argument could be made. However, if the stock was in a box in the basement, it would be hard to argue that they components could be readily assembled.


I have a friend in VA with whom I could leave the stock until my liberation, just to err on the side of caution.

p.s this is my new favorite state motto:

"NJ* State Motto: Liberty** and Prosperity***.
*a.k.a., The Sheeple's Socialistic Commonwealth of New Jerseykstan
**Restrictions apply. ***Void where prohibited." compliments to dontalo
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