Princeton, NJ: Ceasefire NJ reports 2.12.2019 The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director of the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA); and Dolores Phillips, Legislative Director of CFPA’s Ceasefire NJ Project, plan to testify at a 1:00 PM hearing of the NJ Senate Law and Public Safety Committee in Room 10 (third floor) of the NJ State House Annex on Thursday, February 14, the first anniversary of the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida.The bill they will be supporting S2547, was introduced by Sen. Cryan and  would codify the biannual public reports begun last year by Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order with information on where guns used in crimes in NJ were obtained. Overall, those reports show that about 80% of such guns come from outside New Jersey. Codifying the Executive Order into law ensures that the reports will be continued under future governors.“In 2018, we in Ceasefire NJ (CFNJ) spearheaded passage of eight new gun safety laws in NJ, more than any other state. The first of those, a Ban on Bump Stocks passed on a bipartisan basis and was signed into law on January 15, 2018 by Gov. Chris Christie on his last day in office.CFNJ actively supported development of a package of seven more gun safety bills, including testifying before NJ Legislative committees starting last February 28, just two weeks after Parkland. We subsequently testified before numerous committees of the NJ legislature, and actively built support with rallies, public education, and advocacy via constituent emails and phone calls, for the passage of this far reaching package.Gov. Phil Murphy signed them all into law, helping make New Jersey safer from the epidemic of gun violence. We are determined to continue to help lead continuing efforts to strengthen gun safety laws so that future mass shootings, as well as the yearly gun deaths that now total over 40,000 in the US, can be curtailed and ultimately eliminated,” said the Rev. Moore. 
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