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Wendell Steinhauer (NJEA)
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NJEA Backs 3 Gun Bills Pending In Legislature

New Jersey's largest teachers union is officially backing three of the more than 20 gun measures approved by the state Assembly and awaiting action in the Senate.

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Justice Dept. memo cited in NRA video (YouTube)
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NRA Uses Justice Memo To Accuse Obama On Guns

The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama administration believes its gun control plans won't work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration.

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Guns collected during a Camden County buyback program (David Matthau, Townsquare Media)
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Monmouth County to Hold Gun Buyback Program [AUDIO]

On Thursday, State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa announced another gun buyback program.  This one will take place in March in Monmouth County.

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Gun Control Bills Approved by NJ Assembly [AUDIO]

The New Jersey General Assembly approved 22 gun violence prevention bills Thursday.

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VIce President Joe Biden speaks in Danbury, CT
VIce President Joe Biden speaks in Danbury, CT (WTNH TV)
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In Connecticut, Biden Urges Action On Gun Control

Vice President Joe Biden is trying to rally support for the administration's proposals to curb gun violence, saying there will be a moral price to pay for inaction.

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This image shows the firearms collected at a gun buyback in NJ. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media)
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Democrats vs. Republicans On NJ Gun Control Bills

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.

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New NRA President Doesn’t Expect Filibuster

National Rifle Association President David Keene says he doesn't expect a filibuster from gun rights supporters as the Senate prepares to vote on potential gun control issues.

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File photo of firearms collected at a gun buyback in NJ.
File photo of firearms collected at a gun buyback in NJ.
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1,700 Firearms Collected at Latest Gun Buyback in Essex

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 are otherwise modified.

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Gun Ban Proposal Would Exempt Over 2,200 Firearms

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.

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Kevin Mcardle, Townsquare Media
Kevin Mcardle, Townsquare Media
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NJ Gun-Free School Zone Bill Meets With Opposition [POLL/AUDIO]

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.

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