NJ Senate panel to consider more gun control bills
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Senate committee is
set to consider several gun control bills, but a limit on the number of bullets
allowed in ammunition magazines is not among the measures due to be
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee is scheduled to debate the
bills Thursday. The 10 measures are part of a 22-bill gun control package passed
by the state Assembly in February.
One bill would require the submission of certain health records to the
national background check system. Others would enhance penalties for certain
firearm offenses and revises the definition of a destructive device.
Parents of four of the 20 children killed in the Newtown, Conn. shooting had
also urged the Senate to consider the ammunition magazines measure, but it's not
on the committee's schedule.