The state Assembly today passed several bills intended to curb gun violence, including one that would restructure how the state issues firearms purchase permits.
The most controversial bill (S2723), which is sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D Gloucester) in the upper house, would encode the permits onto driver's licenses and create a system that would allow for instant background checks when buying guns.
The bill would also require gun buyers to prove they've completed a safety training course and require dealers to log Internet ammunition sales in real time. It passed 43 31 with one abstention.
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