Governor Murphy, Majority Leader Greenwald Discuss Gun Violence Prevention Strategies
Cherry Hill, NJ: 2.13.2018 – Governor Phil Murphy today joined Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and representatives from gun safety organizations to discuss gun violence in New Jersey and reforms needed to ensure the safety of all New Jerseyans.
“Throughout my time in the Assembly I’ve worked to keep our communities safe from gun violence. I’ve sponsored legislation to lower magazine capacity to 10 rounds, supported smart gun production and sales in state, worked to create gun buyback programs, and pushed for stronger background checks,” said Majority Leader Greenwald. “I am proud to have an ally like Governor Murphy working hand in hand with the legislature as we work to end gun violence and ensure New Jersey is a safe place.”
The Governor and Majority Leader were joined by Mayor Chuck Cahn, of Cherry Hill Township; Dolores Phillips, Legislative Director for Ceasefire NJ; Carole Stiller of the Brady Campaign; Nico Bocour, State Legislative Director for Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, Brian McGinnis, a local attorney and gun safety advocate, Lynn Hoag from Moms Demand Action and Reverend Bob Moore of the Coalition for Peace Action.
- A2761 – Reduces maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds; exempts firearms with .22 caliber tubular magazines from 10 round limitation.
- A2758 – Codifies regulations defining justifiable need to carry handgun.
- A2757 – Requires background check for private gun sales.
- A2759 – Prohibits possession of ammunition capable of penetrating body armor
- A2760 – Revises definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of 50 caliber or greater