Senator John Girgenti on the floor of the Senate

10 Dec: Girgenti Gets Tough On Those Who Transport Guns Into New Jersey

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator John A. Girgenti, to increase the penalties for anyone who transports firearms into the State, was approved by the full Senate today..

“New Jersey has some of the most restrictive laws in the nation with respect to purchasing handguns; unfortunately, the majority of handguns used to commit crimes in this State originate from Pennsylvania and Virginia,” said Senator Girgenti, D-Bergen and Passaic. “We need to ‘stem the tide’ of illegal guns into the State. We have done a lot to reduce many types of crime in our State, but crimes committed with firearms are still rising and tougher laws are needed to control the gun problem.”

Senator John Girgenti on the floor of the Senate

29 Nov: Girgenti Sponsors Three Measures To Increase Public Safety

TRENTON – Senator John A. Girgenti, Chairman of the Law, Public Safety and Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today said that his three measures approved by the panel will go a long way in protecting the residents of this State.

The first bill, S-2932, would upgrade the penalties for transporting firearms into the State, for the purpose of unlawful distribution, to a crime of the second degree which is punishable by a term of five to ten years in prison, a fine of up to $150,000 or both.