Today, the full Assembly passed 22 gun control bills. Democrats insist the legislation is needed to keep the public safe, but Republicans accuse their counterparts across the political aisle of rushing through knee-jerk bills without giving the issue the thought it deserves.
More than 1,700 guns were turned in by Essex County residents during a state-sponsored gun buyback event held last week. To be precise, 1,770 guns were turned in including about 70 firearms that are illegal to own because they feature unlawfully high ammunition capacities, have sawed-off barrels or …
Congress' latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would exempt more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle early identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.
Today marks the two-month anniversary of the horrific Newtown, Connecticut school massacre. That tragic fact did not stop several gun rights activists from voicing their staunch opposition yesterday to a bill that would allow towns to create gun-free school zones.