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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
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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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NJ Assembly Advances Over 20 Gun Control Bills [POLL/AUDIO]

In an effort to fast-track legislation designed to prevent gun violence, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee approved 20 bills yesterday.

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Overflow croad at Law and Public Safety Committee hear on 24 gun measures (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Overflow Crowd Packs NJ Gun Control Hearing; 20 Bills Pass

Well over 100 people have turned out today to testify for and against two dozen gun violence prevention bills at the State House in Trenton.

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Gun Control Bill Targets FBI Watchlist

A common sense measure advanced by a New Jersey Assembly panel today would deny anyone on the FBI Terrorist Watchlist a firearms identification card or permit.

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Hundreds Gather at Second Amendment Rally at NJ Statehouse

Hundreds of peopleĀ attended a Second Amendment rally outside the New Jersey Statehouse.

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NRA President David Keene (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
NRA President David Keene (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Gun Controls Won’t Pass Congress, NRA Chief Says

The head of the National Rifle Association says he's confident that Congress won't approve an assault weapons ban or an ammunition limit in the wake of mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut.

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