Moms Demand Action Rep Breaks At Least Three New Jersey Gun Laws

Scott Pappalardo allegedly brought three illegal items to a Moms Demand Action meeting in New Jersey. (Photo: New Jersey Second Amendment Society)

A representative for the gun control group Moms Demand Action might find himself in hot water this week after images surfaced of at least three illegal gun parts and accessories he allegedly brought to an informational meeting on October 19.

Scott Pappalardo, who achieved momentary fame last year for “destroying” his AR-15, brought at least three “large-capacity” magazines, two non-serialized AR-15 lower receivers, and a bayonet to a Moms Demand Action meeting in New Jersey, according to a report from the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS).

The state of New Jersey prohibits magazines with capacities of more than ten rounds, non-serialized receivers, and “other weapons… not manifestly appropriate for such lawful uses” (i.e., potentially, a bayonet). If charged, Pappalardo could face up to five years in prison.

Pappalardo attended the meeting to “prepare non-gun owning volunteers to have knowledgeable conversations about gun violence prevention with gun owners they meet at tables or events…or in their everyday lives,” according to the event description.  

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The NJ2AS reports that Pappalardo used the 80-percent AR receivers to explain how easy it is to produce a firearm at home.

The gun-rights group also claims that Pappalardo brought live ammunition to the meeting ranging from .50BMG to 5.56mm. The original story notes that the National Rifle Association forbids bringing live ammunition to any classroom activities due to safety concerns.

This isn’t the first time Pappalardo has been in the news for potential firearms-related violations. Following the Parkland massacre in February of 2018, the New York man posted a viral video of himself cutting the barrel off his pre-ban AR-15.

“In the back of my head I say, ‘What if whoever buys this weapon, their child gets hold of it and brings it to school one day and shoots a bunch of people?’ Could I live with that? I don’t think I could,” Pappalardo said in the video.

“So I’ve decided today that this weapon will never be used to take a life, the barrel of this gun will never be pointed at someone. I mean, think about it, is the right to own this weapon more important than someone’s life? … I don’t think so,” he continued.

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But Pappalardo’s action raised concern, for he appears to simply shorten his rifle’s barrel rather than destroy the firearm. Cutting the rifle’s barrel to a length less than 16 inches would be a violation of the National Firearms Act, among other state and federal statutes.

GunsAmerica reached out to Pappalardo and Moms Demand Action but has not received a response.

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  • alex November 6, 2019, 9:41 pm

    a typical jersey jerkoff.

  • Ti November 1, 2019, 5:41 pm

    Someone said he was an attorney I believe in the postings. Couldn’t find any other ref to this, but was curious. This happened in 2018, but I’m happy to see GA shoot a story about it as I missed it originally when he did it.

    Social Media lambasted him for not actually destroying a firearm, and I guess he did go back and finish the job. What this did demonstrate is he is about as ignorant as you can get. Flouting the law to ‘show and tell’ people that know even less about firearms. This mentality reminds me of arsonists/firebugs that actually work for the fire department. Or going into Chiraq, Illinois undercover to show dem gangsta’s with all kinds of dope and shooting irons and of course, the ratchet jaw, like the above mentioned genius has.

  • ted November 1, 2019, 4:36 pm

    I believe that is a fake rifle ! He claims to have bought it 30 years ago. EVERY CONTROL ON THE RIFLE IS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RIFLE ! The mag release AND the bolt stop are both on the wrong side, and the ejection port is for a leftie. I never remember seeing a leftie ar-15 upper 30 years ago, and i have personally NEVER seen a AR-15 lower with a mag release on the opposite side of the weapon. I cant even find a picture of one online !

    • Son_of_Liberty November 3, 2019, 11:01 am

      Look at his shirt…. It’s a mirrored image. Don’t know how he pulled that one with a modern camera.

    • Godfrey Daniel November 3, 2019, 11:34 am

      The picture is reversed. WAKE UP.

  • Lars Ulrich November 1, 2019, 4:30 pm

    He turned his AR-15 into a single shot SBR. The thing can still fire, and now it’s more concealable, and illegal. Great job, Scott, great job.

  • Larry Hasbro November 1, 2019, 4:16 pm

    This idiot nlknows nothing about guns or gun laws will be exonerated for his criminal crimes by the same liberal n.j. judges who imposed these ASININE gun laws on innocent gun owners.

  • Ron Guziejka November 1, 2019, 2:26 pm

    If your a law a bidding , honest, gun carrying citizen of the United States of America nothing will happen to you unless you shoot someone.

    • Dan Sullivan November 1, 2019, 3:40 pm

      This is not true at all. The problem the more rights they continue to take away from us the easier it is for us to go from law abiding citizens to criminals. As Americans we should have every right to have whatever firearm we want. They have actually been saying that they are coming for all our guns and rights.

    • Paul November 2, 2019, 11:42 am

      Or if someone doesn’t like that you have a gun, or they don’t like the color, or they don’t like the type, or they don’t agree with the caliber, or they don’t like the color of your skin, or your political affiliation and so on…..

    • M Hymen November 5, 2019, 12:05 am

      You have your head in the sand. There are dozens of cases where over zealous law enforcement in NJ have arrested and prosecuted otherwise “law abiding citizen” on a technicality of NJ’s “impossible to understand unless your a lawyer” ridiculous GUN LAWS because the “law abiding citizen” didn’t even know he or she broke a law.

  • Paul November 1, 2019, 1:03 pm

    First thing is, charge him with one count per each “illegal” item he brought to the meeting. Second, you have a law breaking “lawyer”, that doesn’t know shit about firearms, he is a habitual criminal(lawyer),. He’s talking to non gun people, not anti gun people, so they’re getting lies from a lawyer(criminal) to confront industry knowledgeable people at booths etc., with false information he is brainwashing them to believe, and yet you will have non thinkers accept his bull shit as facts! Communism loves followers that don’t think for themselves.

    • LL November 1, 2019, 1:26 pm

      Just another pandering useful idiot like Butthole O’Dork.

  • Russ November 1, 2019, 12:01 pm

    Lock him up. If this was a normal citizen they would be arrested and have to hire a lawyer to defend themselves. He is no different and should not be able to get out of this. He knows better than to do this.

  • Kevin Baxter November 1, 2019, 8:49 am

    Lock him up!
    Serial law violator.

  • Pat November 1, 2019, 6:39 am

    You and I both know damn well nothing will happen to him because its (D)ifferent when they do it. Bolshevik vermin protect each other.

    • Dan C November 1, 2019, 10:38 am

      I remember, I think it was in the 90’s Matt Laurer brought a colt 357 to the studio for a broadcast about gun control, and actually showed it on TV. Now, my reaction was where are the police to arrest him. Didn’t happen, he Broke NYC law, that was extremely apparent. As you can see, even then, some people were above the law. I had let my NRA membership lapse, 5 kids, money tight, hospital bills. I went without lunch at work for several days to save the money to join again, and have never let it lapse again

  • mikeb November 1, 2019, 2:53 am

    I’m sure in New Jersey an Obozo appointed judge will toss any charges

  • SeppW October 31, 2019, 7:51 pm

    Antis are always breaking the law somewhere, but they are never arrested and charged. This story serves no purpose.

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