Washington, D.C., June 30, 2022 - Today, Brady applauds the New Jersey Legislature for passing six common-sense gun violence prevention bills, part of the suite of bills in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Gun Safety 3.0 package. Having been passed by both chambers of the New Jersey legislature, these bills now head to Gov. Murphy’s desk for his signature.
Brady President Kris Brown shared:
“Following the egregiously wrong and dangerous Supreme Court decision in the Bruen case, New Jersey’s leaders have responded by clearly showing the nation that they will not rest or relent in passing constitutional and common-sense laws that protect residents. These laws will save lives and build upon New Jersey’s already strong gun violence prevention regimen. Laws including investment in microstamping technology and the creation of pathways to hold the firearm industry accountable through civil litigation are landmark achievements and cutting-edge developments that will save lives. Today’s action is historic; Brady applauds the New Jersey legislature for their swift action and Gov. Phil Murphy for his continued leadership on this issue.”
Gun Violence In New Jersey:
Despite an increase in gun violence in New Jersey since the start of the pandemic, New Jersey has the third lowest rate of gun death in the nation thanks to its common-sense and comprehensive gun laws. Nearly 80 percent of gun deaths in New Jersey are perpetrated with firearms that were purchased out of state. On average, 439 people in New Jersey are killed by gun violence each year.
About These Bills:
A.4370 requires training in the lawful and safe handling and storage of firearms prior to issuance of a firearms purchaser identification card and permit to purchase handgun and requires renewal of firearms purchaser identification card after ten years.
S.2905 bans certain weapons of 50 caliber or greater by revising the state definition of destructive device to include such weapons.
S.1204 requires firearm owners who become New Jersey residents to obtain a firearm purchaser identification card and register handguns acquired out-of-State.
A.1302 requires manufacturers, wholesale dealers and persons engaged in the retail business of selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring handgun ammunition to maintain an electronic record-keeping system of ammunition sales and firearm information.
A.4368 requires firearm retailers to sell microstamping-enabled firearms upon determination of viability by the Attorney General.
A.1765 permits the Attorney General to bring cause of action for certain public nuisance violations arising from sale or marketing of firearms.
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.