NJ sues Vegas gun dealer for shipping banned large capacity magazines to undercover agent

Steve Tawa
June 19, 2019 - 3:16 pm
N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey attorney general's office has a Nevada gun dealer in its crosshairs over allegedly selling large capacity ammunition magazines to an undercover state investigator. The complaint says the company previously received a "cease and desist" letter from the state.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says despite being put on notice it was violating New Jersey law, New Frontier Armory continued to advertise and sell illegal large capacity magazines (LCMs) to New Jersey buyers.

"We're showing that we have zero tolerance for these lethal products," Grewal said.

New Frontier operates a walk-in retail store in North Las Vegas, but also sells firearms and related equipment online.

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The three-count complaint alleges New Frontier sold three magazines, one of which holds 100 rounds, as well as 30 round and 15 round magazines to a state investigator through its online site.

State law bans magazines that hold more than ten rounds - Grewal says "large capacity magazines are dangerous and have been disproportionately used in mass shootings, which is why they are illegal in New Jersey."

"From Las Vegas, to Orlando, to Sandy Hook, LCMs have fueled carnage across the country," he added.

In March, the state sued a California-based "ghost gun" company for offering those partially assembled guns with parts and instructions to build your own. That retailer was accused of selling a kit to assemble an AR-15 rifle to an undercover investigator in New Jersey. They're specifically engineered to evade detection.