Families Who Lost Loved Ones in Newtown Tragedy Will Travel to NJ to Lend Voices to Push for Ammunition Magazine Capacity Limit and More
WHAT: News Conference
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013
WHERE: Assembly Majority Leader’s Conference Room, 1st Floor, New Jersey State House, Trenton.
WHO: Several families from Newtown, CT. who lost loved ones in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and members of Sandy Hook Promise will join the NJ Coalition New Jerseyans for Safety from Gun Violence, Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald.
WHY: The New Jersey Assembly passed a 22-bill package of gun violence prevention measures in February, which enjoys the wholehearted support of New Jerseyans for Safety from Gun Violence and the vast majority of residents of the state. The New Jersey Senate Law & Public Safety Committee meets tomorrow to consider a package of gun violence prevention measures put forward by Senate leadership. Unlike the Assembly-approved package, the Senate package does not yet include a new 10-bullet limitation on the capacity of semiautomatic ammunition magazines. The families from Newtown, having recently suffered unimaginable loss and devoting themselves to do what they can to ensure that other families will not suffer similarly, have taken it upon themselves to come to the Garden State to lend their voices in support of the ammunition magazine limit and strengthening our gun laws.