Governor Phil Murphy signs new gun laws

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed new gun regulatory bills into law yesterday afternoon.

According to the New Jersey Herald, the new laws call for more in-depth background checks on private gun sales, a limit on magazine capacity, and a ban on bullets that pierce armor.  Other measures covered under the news laws make it more of a challenge to obtain a handgun permit-- and are intended to keep firearms out of the hands of those who are deemed to be dangerous.

Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space and State Senator Steve Oroho had voted against nearly all of these measures.  "We both voted in support of the armor-piercing bullet ban, but only because that type of ammunition is already outlawed at the federal level," Wirths said. "The rest of these restrictions were created as fodder for a political agenda, plain and simple."

The New Jersey Herald story is here.  

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