A bill that cleared the New Jersey Senate last week would allow gun dealers to display actual firearms -- as opposed to photos -- at non-profit fundraising events, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The legislation passed unanimiously through the Senate, and a similar bill is working its way through the New Jersey House, according to the Inquirer. The bill is designed to reverse a 2008 court ruling that stipulated firearms dealers could only display pictures of their products during non-profit auctions.
The bill has received the support of outdoor-sports and hunting advocacy groups, according to the newspaper. After the 2008 decision, some groups that hold such auctions began moving their events to Pennsylvania, where the display of firearms at auctions is already legal.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office would not comment on the governor's expected action if the bill were to pass both chambers.