Parents Of Newtown Shooting Victims Seek Stronger Gun Control Laws In NJ
TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Parents of four of the children killed in the Newtown, Conn. school shootings are taking their message for stronger gun control laws to New Jersey.
Family members met with lawmakers at the statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday as a Senate committee considers bills aimed at preventing gun violence.
A state assembly already passed a 22-bill gun violence package, but the senate version does not include a 10-bullet limit on ammunition magazines. The state’s current law has a 15-bullet limit.
The mother of 6-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Ana Grace Marquez-Green said she is in Trenton to honor her daughter’s memory.
“As difficult as it is to for me to be here, I owe it to my sweet caramel princess Ana to make sure I do everything I can to speak up and help end gun violence,” parent Nelba Marquez-Greene said.
New Jersey’s gun laws are among the strictest in the nation. The state limits purchases, has a waiting period and bans assault weapons.
Gov. Chris Christie is calling for expanding government-funded mental health treatment, new restrictions on the sale of violent video games to minors and mandating would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs.
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