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Greenwald: New NJ Gun Laws "Step in the Right Direction," But More Still Needed

Majority Leader Commends Christie for Rejecting NRA, Calls on Him to Take Further Action to Prevent Gun Violence

New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Thursday upon the signing into law of several pieces of legislation to prevent gun violence:

“Seeing these bills signed into law is a victory for New Jersey’s communities and a significant step in the right direction in preventing gun violence. Yet they do not go far enough in doing all we can to prevent gun-related tragedies from afflicting our families.

“Taking a common-sense, comprehensive approach to preventing gun violence requires more. I urge the Governor to sign our remaining bills into law without delay – common-sense bills that would strengthen background checks, improve school security and ban the .50 caliber rifle.

“I also call on the Governor to show his strong support for preventing gun violence by standing with me and the majority of New Jerseyans who support a ban on high-capacity magazines.

“The horrors of gun violence know no party, race, creed, or geography. I hope the Governor will take further action–joining with us in bipartisan fashion to embrace common-sense gun violence prevention.”