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(TRENTON) - In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults, Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union) said Wednesday he will introduce legislation to limit the capacity of certain gun magazines in New Jersey.
"The Newtown shooter fired multiple magazines, each one with thirty bullets. It took him all of ten minutes to murder 20 children and six adults. The time it took to render them lifeless is as disturbing as the death toll," said Cryan. "What makes these high-capacity magazines so deadly is the number of rounds that can be fired in a short span. The staff at the school, the children, God rest their souls, had no chance against the amount of ammunition that the shooter armed himself with. This is why I'm introducing this bill to restrict gun magazines in New Jersey. We cannot wait for the next tragedy before we take action. These victims and their families deserve better. Enough is enough."
Under current law, it is unlawful to own or possess an ammunition magazine that is capable of holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition. The bill would reduce the maximum capacity of a legal ammunition magazine in New Jersey to five rounds. The bill would take effect immediately.
The bill is the first in a series that will be introduced as part of Cryan's gun safety campaign.
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