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New Jersey State Senate Proposes Swipe Cards For Gun Background Checks

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The proposal is different than those made by the New Jersey Assembly, but now, the state Senate has released its gun control legislation.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the legislation says before anyone in New Jersey buys a gun, he or she will need to swipe an electronic ID card.

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“Having an instantaneous gun background check each time you purchase a firearm, that will help make New Jersey safer,” said state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck.)

Weinberg said there are also other measures, such as tougher penalties for gun traffickers and straw buyers. She said she feels the proposal is fair, “and it certainly respects the rights of those who are lawful and legal gun owners.”

Magazine capacity would not be reduced under the proposal.

The state Assembly passed a package of 22 bills related to gun control in February.

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