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Assembly Passes Gun Magazine Bill, Next Stop Is Christie’s Desk

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - As expected, the ten-round magazine limit did pass the Assembly today, a vote largely split along party lines, and now it will head to Governor Christie’s desk where he has 45 days to decide whether or not he’ll sign the bill.

Immediately following the vote, there was a press conference where Assemblyman Greenwald tried to force the governor’s hand and said that its time for him to stop thinking about his own political aspirations and do what New Jersey really wants.

“I think the governor’s made too many decisions with an eye on what’s next for him as opposed to what’s right for New Jersey. This bill is what’s right for New Jersey,” he said.

Also during the press conference a couple parents who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook massacre were there to thank New Jersey and to tell them that this is the legislation that they ultimately need to save lives going forward.

“It’s something that will make change. It will make schools safer, our communities safer and our children safer,” one speaker addressed.

Some of the controversy surrounding this has been whether or not people who are currently law abiding gun owners will be turned into felons with the stroke of a pen.

“We’ve added in the amendments today a 180-day grace period that will allow people that have magazine clips to be able to transfer those and exchange them, to be able to retro-fit them so that they are ten magazine clips,” Greenwald confirmed.


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