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Weinberg to Discuss ‘Smart Guns’ at White House Event

Senator Weinberg

Obama Administration bringing together leaders in gun violence prevention effort


TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg will discuss her legislative work on smart guns at a White House event that will be held tomorrow, May 24, in Washington, D.C. The 50-State Gun Violence Prevention Convening will bring together state and local officials who have been leaders in the fight to save lives from gun violence. It will conclude with an address by Vice President Joe Biden.

“As someone who has worked on this issue for more than a decade, I am encouraged by the President’s recent actions and excited to be part of a discussion with federal and local officials about our work in New Jersey and how best to advance this life-saving technology,” said Majority Leader Weinberg. “Smart gun technology can help to prevent firearms deaths, particularly those caused by guns that end up in the hands of children. I look forward to working in collaboration with the administration and other like-minded officials who are engaged in these important firearm safety efforts.”

The event is part of the Obama Administration’s effort to engage local and state leaders as it advances policies to prevent gun violence. It comes after the administration’s announcement last month that the federal government will take a proactive role in advancing the development of smart gun technology.

Senator Weinberg will discuss her work on smart gun legislation, including the 2002 Childproof Handgun Law and her recent legislation (S3249) that would amend the mandate in an effort to spur the development and availability of childproof handguns. The panel is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m.