Friday, February 22, 2013
Taken together these bills are part of a comprehensive approach for firearm safety.
Friday, February 22
By Robert V. Tessaro The New Jersey Assembly voted Thursday to approve a wide-ranging package of 22 bills aimed at curbing gun violence. Taken together these bills are part of a comprehensive approach for firearm safety, including mandatory background checks on all private firearm sales, removing firearms from the dangerously mentally ill, banning high capacity magazines that hold more than 10 bullets, establishing weapon-free zones near schools, requiring ammunition to be purchased in person and not anonymously online, and requiring firearm safety training for gun owners. None of these bills will prevent law-abiding citizens from owning a firearm, and the Senate should follow suit and set a date for hearings and a vote as soon as possible…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Bill would require firearms photo ID card that must be renewed every five years.
Thursday, February 14
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Connie Wagner and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to institute standardized photo identification card requirements for firearms purchases similar to drivers' licenses was advanced by an Assembly panel on Wednesday. The legislation was approved by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee during a special hearing as part of the comprehensive Assembly Democratic anti-gun violence initiative, which is comprised of more than two dozen bills. The measure now heads for a vote before the full Assembly on Feb. 21. "This is really a common sense measure," said Eustace. "Cars were not designed with the intention to be deadly, but yet we have similar requirements for them to make sure they are being…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
In light of Newton massacre, resident proposes a resolution on reducing gun violence that is adopted by the Mayor and Council.
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School massacre, the Mayor and Council have adopted a resolution against gun violence during Thursday's work session. Drafted by Rose Marie Manger, the resolution joins Mayor Mark Sokolich with Mayors against Illegal Guns, a group co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino that has received the support of over 800 mayors from all across the country. This resolution would also support President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's plan to end gun violence, as well as support the bills currently pending in the New Jersey State Legislature. Manger, a concerned citizen who had attended rallies to end gun violence hosted by Teaneck's Ethical Culture Society, …