Gun Violence Report Shows Guns Used in N.J. Crimes Came from Other States

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NEW JERSEY -

Governor Phil Murphy says more than three-quarters of the guns used in crimes throughout  New Jersey crossed over state borders.

Tuesday, May 9th, Murphy unveiled the findings of a gun violence report compiled by the New Jersey State Police and noted that in the first quarter of the year, 83 firearms recovered in crimes were originally purchased in Pennsylvania.

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Dozens of other weapons were reported to be initially purchased from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Last month, Murphy signed an executive bill that requires state police to release data on gun violence in the state to the public on a monthly basis.

The information comes as part of an effort to keep the state at the forefront of fighting gun violence.

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