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Offbeat Governor set to sign 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

16:01  13 june  2018
16:01  13 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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New Jersey is set to become the latest state to enact measures to tighten its already strict gun laws. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says he will sign the half-dozen bills that began advancing after the fatal high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February that left 17 people dead.

New Jersey on Wednesday enacted a half-dozen new gun control laws, tightening its already strict statutes as advocates applauded and critics questioned New Jersey joins a list of states, including Florida and Vermont, that have enacted gun control legislation since the shooting, which set off a

a man wearing a suit and tie: Newly sworn in New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, speaks after taking the oath of office in Trenton, New Jersey © Local News RSS EN-US Newly sworn in New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, speaks after taking the oath of office in Trenton, New Jersey TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey is set to become the latest state to enact measures to tighten its already strict gun laws.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says he will sign the half-dozen bills on Wednesday. The measures began advancing after the fatal high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February that left 17 people dead.

Other states, including Florida and Vermont have enacted gun control measures since the shooting.

One bill under consideration would require the seizure of firearms when a mental health professional determines someone poses a threat. Another would require background checks for private gun sales.

A different measure would allow for family members or law enforcement to seek a temporary restraining order against someone suspected of posing a significant danger to themselves or others.

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