Madden Bill To Address Need-Based Exemptions In ‘One Handgun A Month’ Law Gets Final Legislative Approval

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Fred H. Madden which would authorize certain need-based exemptions within the “One Handgun a Month” law received final legislative approval today from the full Assembly.

“Specifically, this bill would address the needs of collectors, licensed firearms dealers, and sportsmen who may need to purchase more than one handgun, as part of a collection, estate sale or inheritance,” said Senator Madden, D-Camden and Gloucester. “This bill would enable the State to cut back on straw gun purchases, while ensuring that we don’t affect the livelihood of good business-owners who make legal transactions.”

Senator Maddens’ bill, S-3104, would require anyone seeking an exemption to the “One Handgun a Month” law to apply to the State Police. Applicants would be required to outline their justification for their request to purchase more than one gun a month.

This measure was approved by the full Senate on December 10, 2009, and it now heads to Governor Corzine’s desk, where his signature would make it State law.

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