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Greenwald Statement on Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

(VOORHEES)- Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Thursday on legislation to prevent gun violence in New Jersey:

“Preventing gun violence in our state is not a partisan issue, and the work of advocates, leaders and legislators on both sides of the aisle over the past few months has been admirable.

“I am disappointed to see that neither the Governor’s plan nor the Senate package goes far enough. New Jersey’s families, communities and victims of gun violence will not stand for watered-down reform.

“The comprehensive Assembly package of gun violence prevention legislation closes dangerous loopholes in our laws while respecting 2nd amendment rights. As a result, gun safety advocates and editorial boards across this state have said the Assembly plan is the most effective option.

“Let me be crystal clear: as Majority Leader, I would not advocate moving any gun violence prevention package unless a ban on high-capacity magazines is included.”