Chris Christie Seeks Tougher Gun Laws for New Jersey

Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 06:32 AM

By Greg Richter

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New Jersey is already considered to be among the states with the toughest gun laws, but Gov. Chris Christie thinks they can be stronger.

Christie proposes adding mental-health records to instant background checks and wants bigger penalties for selling firearms to convicted felons, owning a gun with the intent to unlawfully transfer it and illegally owning ammunition and in trafficking firearms.

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Christie noted that New Jersey already has a ban on military-style weapons, a seven-day waiting period, the third-strictest laws on magazine capacity and a one-gun-a-month law.

“Ensuring there are common-sense safety measures when purchasing guns is not enough,” Salon reported Christie as saying. “We must address the many different contributing factors.”

Bloomberg News contributed to this report.



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