As the debate continues on gun violence and how best to prevent it, one Garden State lawmaker is urging all Central New Jersey residents to turn in any automatic or semi-automatic weapons they may have lying around the house, during a special gun buy-back program being held at the end of this week.
Governor Chris Christie has created a bi-partisan task force to look at what causes gun violence including; mental health issues, addiction, gun laws, school safety and the level of violence in society.
In response to the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, State Senators Ray Lesniak and Shirley Turner have introduced a bill to address the issue of violence in New Jersey. Among other things, the legislation would establish a task force to study the issue of violence and its root causes. What role, if any, the world of entertainment plays will be explored.
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three American members of his staff were killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad, Libyan officials said Wednesday.