Greenwald: Families of Newtown Deserve Strong Reforms to Prevent Gun Violence

(TRENTON)– New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Tuesday after meeting with Newtown families regarding gun violence prevention legislation, including his Assembly-approved bill (A-1329) to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines:

“The families of Newtown have suffered horrific and heart-breaking loss. Only a few months ago, 20 beautiful six- and seven-year-old children were senselessly taken from their families, along with six courageous educators who sacrificed themselves to protect their students.
“In their advocacy to prevent the kind of senseless gun violence that ripped their lives apart, these families have shown incredible courage. They have called on us to strengthen New Jersey’s gun laws in order to ensure that other families do not have to face the same unimaginable loss.
“Whether it is a college campus in Virginia, a movie theater in Colorado or an elementary school in Connecticut: enough is enough. It is time to pass common sense laws to prevent gun violence here in New Jersey – including cracking down on high-capacity magazines.
“We owe these families and the thousands of New Jersey families that have been devastated by gun violence nothing less.”