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.
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.
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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