TRENTON – Senator Nia H. Gill (D-Essex/Passaic) issued the following statement today on final passage of legislation (S-993) she sponsored that would reduce the legal maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds:
“We have seen mass shootings take place across the country, and innocent lives lost at the hands of gunmen armed with high-capacity magazines. We have heard from parents of victims of the Newtown tragedy and saw firsthand their suffering. We could not stand by and wait for another tragedy like this one to occur before acting. This bill is a common sense measure that will get large-capacity magazines off our streets. By doing so, it will save lives.
“New Jersey has been a leader in creating strong gun safety measures. This legislation will keep us at the forefront of gun safety and ensure we continue to have some of the toughest gun control laws in the country. I urge the governor to do what is right for our state and to sign this legislation.”