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Gun Background Check Measure Passes Senate Panel [VIDEO]

A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved a Democratic bill Tuesday expanding required federal background checks to nearly all gun purchases, giving President Barack Obama an early victory on curbing gun violence in a fight that still faces difficult odds.

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Former Governor Jim Florio
Former Governor Jim Florio (David Matthau, Townsquare Media)
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Does NJ Need More Gun Laws? [AUDIO]

Former Governor Jim Florio is joining more than a dozen organizations to call on the New Jersey State Senate to pass a series of gun control measures already approved by the Assembly.

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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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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy at Linamar Corporation in Arden, North Carolina.
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Obama Says Gun Violence Killing Too Many Children

President Barack Obama says that every four months, his hometown of Chicago suffers the loss of as many children as were killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting.

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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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Assembly Dems Facebook
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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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NJ Lawmakers To Debate Two Dozen Gun Control Bills Today [AUDIO]

Today in Trenton, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will meet to consider 24 bills aimed at reforming weapons and ammunition sales, improving mental health services, enhancing gun safety, combating illegal gun trafficking and finding ways to boost school security. Panel members are expecting a very long day.

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Testimony at NJ Safe Task Force hearing in Camden
Testimony at NJ Safe Task Force hearing in Camden (YouTube)
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What’s The Best Way To Reduce Gun Violence In NJ? [AUDIO]

With the memory of the Newtown Connecticut school massacre still fresh in many people's minds, Governor Christie's NJ SAFE Task Force has held the first of 3 planned public hearings this week, to gather ideas and suggestions about how to reduce gun violence in the Garden state.

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Gun Background Checks Drop 10 Percent in January

The number of federal background checks for firearms sales declined in the U.S. last month, as retailers continue to run out of guns to sell during a buying spree driven by Washington's new focus on gun control.

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Jeff Chiesa
Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa (Governor's Office)
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Governor’s NJ Safe Task Force To Hold Public Hearings [AUDIO]

The Governor's NJ Safe Task Force is hoping to hear from ordinary residents this week on how to keep schools and neighborhoods safe as well as how to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. That's the objective of three public hearings taking place in Camden, Lincroft and Newark this week.

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