Murphy Signs Six Bills to Strengthen New Jersey's Gun Control Laws

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Governor Phil Murphy signed half a dozen bills to tighten New Jersey's already strict gun control laws.

One of the bills he signed, on Wednesday, June 13th, requires the seizure of firearms when a mental-health professional determines someone poses a threat, while another requires background checks for private gun sales.

A different measure allows for family members or law enforcement to seek a temporary restraining order against someone suspected of posing a significant danger to themselves or others.

These new bills began moving earlier this year after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that claimed the lives of 17 people.

Murphy was joined at the signing by a survivor of the school shooting and stated that kids deserve better than to live in fear of gun violence.

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