New Jersey gun control bill supported by Gabby Giffords is on Governor Christie’s desk

Matt Friedman for reports:

A new gun control measure that was pushed by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords is now on Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

The state Senate and state Assembly on Thursday both voted to approve a bill (A4218) that would require judges to order those subject to a domestic violence final restraining order or convicted of a domestic violence offense to turn over their weapons to law enforcement within 24 hours, or sell them.

…Gun rights advocates say the bill is too broad and that several non-violent offenses are counted as domestic violence under New Jersey law. They have also argued that victims of domestic violence should have their applications for firearm purchase permits expedited.

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