Chris Christie Seeks Tougher Gun Laws for New Jersey

Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 06:32 AM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
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.

Latest: Do You Support Background Checks on Gun Buyers? Vote in Urgent Poll

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.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Krauthammer: GOP Must Push Its Agenda After Taking Senate

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 22:07 PM

Republicans have 3-1 odds of taking over the Senate, and they need to use that power to push their agenda, conservative  . . .

Wyoming Gay Couples Get Marriage Licenses

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 22:03 PM

Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 19 . . .

Alveda King: Obama Proves Skin-Color Voting Doesn't Help Blacks

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 21:13 PM

Alveda King, niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is at sharp odds with the Rev. Al Sharpton about which political  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved