Governor Phil Murphy Calls For Tougher Gun Laws


New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is making a push for new gun control laws.

It includes raising the fees for gun licenses and permits. The package of bills would also regulate and track the sale of ammunition, as well as promote the development of smart gun technology.

“Our partners in the Assembly stand ready to pass all of these bills, with a commitment to look to even more reforms to end the scourge of gun violence in our communities,” Murphy said in a statement

Murphy said he wants to close loopholes to make it easier to go after gun traffickers.

“I urge the Senate President to advance the Legislature’s gun safety package in its entirety. The time for a bold and comprehensive strategy is now, and I urge our legislative leaders to work together to significantly reduce gun violence in our communities,” Murphy said.

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