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.READ MORE: On Eve Of Early Voting, Top Contenders For NYC Mayor Skirmish Over Crime And If Police Should Carry Guns
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.READ MORE: MTA Bus Removed From Brooklyn Brownstone 4 Days After Crash; Many Feared Building Would Collapse
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.MORE NEWS: Queens Street Renamed In Honor Of Beloved Community Member, Hospital Worker Who Died From COVID-19
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