N.J. gun control bill promoted by Gabby Giffords to get hearing

Matt Friedman for NJ Advanced Media reports:

Legislation that would toughen New Jersey’s laws against firearms possession by domestic violence offenders is beginning to advance.

The bill (A4218) — which former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Arizona) advocated for in a March visit to Trenton — is scheduled for a hearing in the state Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee on Monday. It would require judges to order those convicted of a domestic violence offense to sell their guns to dealers or turn them over to law enforcement within 24 hours, among other things.

….Gun rights advocates oppose the measure. Scott Bach, president of the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, wrote in an email to members Thursday that while the bill at first glance looks well-intentioned, it “seems obsessed with harassing and intimidating anyone who owns firearms and is also accused of domestic violence, even where no actual violence has occurred — which is often the case under existing New Jersey law.”

Read the full story at NJ.com.