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New Jersey: Senate Passes Two Gun Control Bills

Monday, May 12, 2014

Today, the New Jersey Senate approved a pair of damaging gun control bills.  Senate Bill 993, sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37) would further restrict New Jersey’s magazine capacity restriction from 15 to 10 rounds, passed on a party line 21 to 17 vote.

Also today, the state Senate passed Assembly Bill 2777 on a party line 21 to 17 vote.  The bill sponsor, Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (D-38), purported to introduce A.2777 as a fix to the state’s longstanding transportation law which has ensnared honest, law-abiding gun owners.  However, Second Amendment supporters were never consulted on its language and were ignored when they proposed a one-word amendment to fix the bill.  It’s clear that anti-gun state legislators have no intention of offering a genuine solution and are simply playing political games in Trenton.

During the legislative process, both bills were amended by the state Senate, and must therefore be returned to the House for its concurrence.  Due to the fact that the Assembly has already adopted early versions of these bills, the outcome is likely a foregone conclusion and the legislation’s next stop will be Governor Chris Christie (R).  Using the contact information provided below, please call Governor Christie and ask him to oppose and veto these dangerous bills, S.993 and A.2777, which do nothing except punish law-abiding gun owners.


Governor Chris Christie:
(609) 292-6000


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