(TRENTON) – Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Tuesday after meeting with families of the Newtown, Ct. shooting victims, who came to New Jersey to push for support for Assembly-approved legislation (A-1329) to reduce the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds:
“The families of the Newtown shooting victims carry an unimaginable grief, but they also carry an amazing inner-strength. I will never forget meeting with them today. They are the strongest people I’ve ever met, and we cannot let their strength go unanswered. We cannot let their tragedy pass without doing everything we can to make our world safer for our children.
“The Assembly in February approved common sense legislation to ban firearms magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
“Everyone should be supporting this bill.
“We’ve heard how 11 Newtown children were able to flee their first-grade classroom when the shooter was reloading. We know Christina Taylor Green in Tuscan was shot by the 13th bullet, and that the shooter there was only subdued when he had to reload his magazine.
“This is common sense. Let’s get this bill into law.”