TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — More smart guns would be sold in New Jersey under a measure that cleared the state Assembly Monday.

As WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported, the measure would create a roster of so-called smart guns, which can only be fired by authorized users, available for sale.

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The bill would also require most New Jersey gun retailers to carry a couple of smart guns in their stores.

The bill’s authors said the legislation addresses a problem with a 2002 law requiring only smart guns to be sold in the state within three years of their availability.

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The requirement delayed the marketing of smart guns because opponents of the law pressured retailers not to sell them.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pocket vetoed the measure last session.

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