New Jersey Lawmakers Tighten State Gun Laws with Six New Bills

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New Jersey lawmakers have passed six measures to tighten New Jersey's already strict gun laws.

On Thursday, June 7th, the Democratic-led Senate approved the bills that began to move forward after the fatal high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead in February.

The State Assembly previously approved the bills.

One bill under consideration would require the seizure of firearms when a mental-health professional determines someone poses a threat. Another would require background checks for private gun sales.

The measures will go to Governor Phil Murphy’s desk, who is expected to sign them. Murphy has said he supports the measures, in part because of his promise for more sensible gun control.

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