Gov. Phil Murphy signed laws that will reduce magazine capacity, ban armor-piercing bullets, make it tougher to get a carry permit, expand background checks, and keep firearms from people deemed a threat.
New Jersey already has a reputation for having some of the tightest gun laws in the U.S. But gun control advocates may soon be able to boast the Garden State is the most stringent of any state, reports NJ.com. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a half-dozen new measures into law Wednesday — which will reduce magazine capacity, ban armor-piercing bullets, make it tougher to obtain a permit to carry a handgun, expand background checks on private gun sales, and keep firearms out of the hands of people deemed a threat to themselves and others in New Jersey. “We are going to be a leader in the fight for common-sense gun safety,” the Democrat declared. “New Jersey will lead.”
“Our work is far from done,” Murphy added. “Vote in November for candidates who continue to support common-sense gun reform.” Murphy was joined by Alfonso Calderon, 16, who survived the February massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Calderon said there is “just one thing that I want everybody to take home today.” “Just one word. That word is ‘change,'” Calderon said. “The majority of America’s youth know that we need this change to survive in America’s schools.”