These seven bills are in the NJ Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. Then, they'll go to the Senate, and then to Governor Murphy. Governor Murphy has already strongly indicated that he will sign the bills. First, they must pass the Senate! 

S2259: Creates restraining orders in the state allowing family members and others to ask a judge to have a person's guns seized and ban them from buying weapons for up to a year. 

S160: Mandates law enforcement in the state take a person's guns if a mental health professional determines they are a threat to themselves or others. 

S2376: Strictly defines that state residents need to show a "justifiable need" to obtain a permit to carry a handgun. 

S2374: Requires all private gun sales in the state to go through a licensed dealer who can perform an additional background check at the point of sale. 

S2245: Creates an outright ban in the state on possessing armor-piercing bullets, which are already federally outlawed.

S102: Ban magazines in the state that hold more than 10 rounds, with some exceptions.

S793: Prevent the home, or under-the-radar manufacture of untraceable firearms, including 3-D printing.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Click here to write a message to your State Senator, urging them to support the six bills! Please personalize your message to make more of an impact. 

Or, you can call your State Senator. Search by municipality here to find who they are and their contact information: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp 

 

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