TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to into law Tuesday.
The state legislature passed the measures last Wednesday.
Some of the new restrictions aim to:
- Regulate ammunition sales
- Require gun owners who move from out of state to register their firearms and obtain a new firearm purchaser identification card
- Mandate training to obtain that card, which must be renewed every 10 years
- Give the attorney general power to bring legal action against gun manufacturers and retailers
Thethat is said to lead more Americans to carry guns.
“A right to carry a concealed weapon is actually a recipe for tragedy,” Murphy said last month.
The governor recently signed an executive order hoping to create gun-free areas. He also asked the legislature to expand the list of so-called “sensitive places” where firearms are prohibited, including stadiums, arenas, amusement parks, bars and restaurants, public transit, hospitals, day cares and government buildings.
State Republicans, however, call it a knee-jerk reaction by Democrats.
“Obviously there will be some limitations and some controls. But I don’t fear any law-abiding that feels the need to protect themselves,” said New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio.
Murphy is expected to sign the package of bills at 11:15 a.m.