Speaker Oliver: ‘New Jersey can help stop the carnage of gun violence’

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver had the following published Thursday in The Times of Trenton as the Assembly planned to vote on more than 20 gun violence prevention packages:

“From Colorado to Connecticut, far too many lives have been cut short by senseless gun violence. These are the mass tragedies that grab headlines. But, every day, even more innocent Americans fall victim to bullets. In 2011 alone, 269 New Jerseyans were killed by gun violence. This week, the General Assembly will vote on a comprehensive package of roughly two dozen bills aimed at curbing this epidemic…”