New Jersey is taking a different approach to attacking the 2nd Amendment. While “Ghost Guns” and 80 percent lowers are banned in the state. They have decided to go ahead and go after the dealer.
Last month, a “ghost gun” company disregarded our laws and sold an AR-15 kit to an undercover NJ investigator. Today, we’re taking action – seeking maximum civil penalties and demanding an order blocking ghost gun sales to our state: https://t.co/1rueDVk73E pic.twitter.com/Eb90nWOqqQ
— AG Gurbir Grewal (@NewJerseyOAG) March 22, 2019
According to the NJ State authorities say they’ve filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against a gun retailer accused of selling a kit to assemble an AR-15 rifle to an undercover investigator in New Jersey months after the Garden State banned “ghost guns.”
A complaint filed in state Superior Court in Essex County on Friday accuses a California gun dealer, U.S. Patriot Armory, of ignoring a cease-and-desist letter sent by the state attorney general in December, weeks after Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law making it a third-degree crime to purchase firearm parts with the purpose of assembling a gun without a serial number.
The lawsuit, filed against U.S. Patriot Armory and its owner, James Tromblee, Jr., comes just days after state authorities charged four men of illegally buying such gun kits from a separate company and selling unregistered AR-15s — the first arrests made under the new law.
State Attorney General Gurbir…
State officials say a gun retailer shipped an undercover investigator a “ghost gun” kit after Jersey banned them last year. Here’s Consumer Affairs Director Paul Rodriguez alongside the AG: pic.twitter.com/uWHDWmUFHe
— S.P. Sullivan (@spsullivan) March 22, 2019