6 Gun Control Laws Signed by New Jersey Governor
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed six new gun control measures into law Wednesday, at once fulfilling a central campaign promise and forging ahead with his project to make New Jersey a national leader in tightening firearm standards.
The laws vary in scope and effectiveness — the most significant would reduce the legal capacity of gun magazines from 15 rounds to 10 rounds and make it easier for law enforcement to seize guns from people deemed to pose a threat — but together they represent a largely Democratic response to a string of high-profile mass shootings that have rattled America in recent years.
“It is great to be here with leaders who share the simple belief that smart, comprehensive and common-sense gun safety laws will do much more to keep our communities safe than the guns-on-every-street-corner and guns-in-every-classroom thinking of the gun lobby,” Murphy said during a bill-signing ceremony in Trenton’s justice complex.