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Assembly Panel OKs Gun Control Measures Amid Raucous Crowd

NorthJersey.com reports two ejected by State Police as Law and Public Safety Committee passes 24 bills.

The New Jersey Assembly's Law and Public Safety Committee passed a package of 24 gun control bills today, amid an overflow crowd that "cheered, laughed and yelled," according to NorthJersey.com.   

The bills passed by the committee include legislation to bar persons on the federal terrorist watch list from obtaining firearms, legislation prohibiting body armor-piercing ammunition and mail ordering of ammunition, and creating "weapon free" school zones.  

According to the Associated Press, the full Assembly is also set to vote on bills requiring New Jersey to submit certain mental health records to the federal background check system, and removing gun ownership records from public disclosure rules.

But the hearing today was a spirited one, in which supporters and opponents of the legislation expressed their opinions. According to NorthJersey.com, one man appeared in a George Washington costume, and two were ejected from the hearing for yelling.

A breakdown on the voting on the bills is not available yet.

SockPuppet February 16, 2013 at 01:24 PM
What you'd "rather rely on" is your own opinion.
Richard Mc Mahon February 16, 2013 at 02:02 PM
What I rely on is my opinion. And that of 25 years experiance and thousands of contacts in every level if Law Enforcement. The guns we have to worry about are not in the hands of the law abiding.
Richard Mc Mahon February 16, 2013 at 02:09 PM
I can appreciate the concern for gun control from those with little knowledge on the problem. To add Today the 2nd amendment. Tomarrow the 3rd. (If people even know what the 3rd is) (without google ) They are already working on the first. (You get arrested for protesting too close to politicians now) which is what the 1st is ment for. Not a right to call someone an idiot.
Eric February 16, 2013 at 03:48 PM
I love it when women make statements like this. Men are more gentle than they have ever been, is violence less? Instead of pointing the finger at one sex maybe you should consider that it's a larger problem. The fact is. When people get desperate, civilization goes out the window. History proves this. So why are people desperate?
StupidlyHappy March 22, 2013 at 04:10 PM
What will more gun control laws do for us? Read this to find out: http://lewrockwell.com/franke/franke26.1.html

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