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Sweeney, gun-control advocates reach compromise as N.J. Senate panel approve 6 bills
The Star-Ledger (NJ) ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jarrett Renshaw and Brent Johnson

Posted on 05/10/2013 1:06:36 PM PDT by neverdem

A state Senate committee today advanced six bills aimed at reducing gun violence — but not before Democrats made a flurry of changes to appease critics who claimed they didn’t go far enough.

The measures are part of a sweeping gun-control package from Senate Democrats sparked by the recent rash of gun violence across the nation.

But gun-control advocates who in recent weeks said the package was too weak bartered their support in exchange for significant changes that toughen the bills and increase the likelihood the reforms will make their way to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

The full Senate is slated to vote on 15 bills in the package Monday.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester)...

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"This is a good package, and I don’t know what (the Assembly) will do," Sweeney said, "but I’m confident they see that it’s comprehensive and will become the national model."

Sweeney singled out a bill advanced today that would create a system of electronic instant background checks.

"What we’ve accomplished is what Washington wasn’t able to do," he said.

The other bills approved by the budget committee would ban firearms of .50 caliber or greater; force state-run pensions to divest from companies that make military-style guns for consumers; require those seeking permits to submit some mental-health records to a national background check system; allow authorities to impound cars involved in gun crimes; and suspend the licenses of gun dealers who knowingly sell to people aiming to use the weapons in a crime.

The bills were approved mostly along party lines, with most Democrats voting yes and Republicans voting no. One Democrat, Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May) voted against a few measures. "Any time there is a tragedy, I don’t know if we should create laws that affect law-abiding citizens," Van Drew said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 05/10/2013 1:06:36 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

“Compromise” = win for the gun grabbers. The Second Amendment is explicit. Period.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 1:08:03 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: neverdem

15 gun bills, and when Christie signs them he’ll be saying, “I’m a damn good Republican.”


3 posted on 05/10/2013 1:18:52 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Coleus; jocon307; Alberta's Child; Pharmboy; Calpernia; Malsua; dead; nj26; OldFriend; Clemenza; ...
BANG! If Christie was so great, he'd be nailing rats on corruption in NJ.

Chris Christie vetoes early voting in New Jersey

Pardon the MSNBC link.

4 posted on 05/10/2013 1:19:07 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem
"What we’ve accomplished is what Washington wasn’t able to do," he said.

Oh. So New Jersey has revoked the Second Amendment, eh?

5 posted on 05/10/2013 1:20:52 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: neverdem

12 gauge slug guns?


6 posted on 05/10/2013 1:30:39 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: neverdem

Ahhh, the mafia passing a new law.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 1:50:57 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Do I get to keep my 50 cal. Hawkins replica?


8 posted on 05/10/2013 2:03:57 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
12 gauge slug guns?

I don't know, but I wouldn't be surprised.

9 posted on 05/10/2013 2:06:56 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: Falcon4.0
Got to ask the fat man.

There are a lot of .54 and .58 caliber Hawken guns around, I don't know if NJ exempts muzzleloaders or not.

10 posted on 05/10/2013 2:07:52 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Sender
Chris Christie is an anti-2A POS. People like Ann Coulter who support him need their heads examined.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 2:17:14 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Isn't a 12 guage slug the equivalent of 55 caliber?
12 posted on 05/10/2013 4:37:08 PM PDT by Usually_Disappointed ( . ) ( .)
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To: Usually_Disappointed
72 or 73 caliber, .720" to .730".

Shotgun gauges, except the .410 are actually the number of bore diameter pure lead round balls in a pound, that's why the smaller bore guns are higher numbers. .410 is a caliber measurement, the nominal bore is .410".

Modern slugs are a sometimes bit undersized, depending on each manufacturers design.

13 posted on 05/10/2013 7:24:09 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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