Newtown Residents to Talk on Guns in New Jersey
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _ Relatives of the Connecticut school shootings children are pressing for stronger gun control laws in New Jersey.
They’ll join Assembly Speaker Shelia Oliver and Assembly Majority Leader Low Greenwald at a news conference in Trenton Tuesday as a Senate committee considers bills aimed at preventing gun violence.
The Assembly in February passed a 22-bill gun violence package. But the Senate version does not include a 10-bullet limit on ammunition magazines. The state’s current law has a 15-bullet limit.
New Jersey’s gun laws are among the strictest in the nation. The state limits purchases, has a waiting period and bans assault weapons.
Gov. Chris Christie wants to expand government-funded mental health treatment and restrict children’s access to video games.