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Newtown Residents to Talk on Guns in New Jersey

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File photo of a demonstration honoring the lives of those lost in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

File photo of a demonstration honoring the lives of those lost in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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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.

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