(TRENTON) - In an effort to keep guns away from dangerously unstable individuals, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-Bergen/Hudson) has introduced legislation that would require individuals applying for a firearms purchaser identification card or a handgun purchase permit in New Jersey to submit the results of a psychological evaluation before they can buy a gun or a firearm.
"This is an attempt to protect the public from individuals who could pose a safety threat if allowed to purchase firearms. We cannot wait for the next tragedy before we become more vigilant about who we allow to carry these deadly weapons," said Jimenez. "This bill would require individuals who want to purchase a gun in New Jersey to undergo a psychological evaluation similar to what our police officers must go through. Too many lives have been senselessly lost. This bill adds a layer of protection to the process to help keep guns away from people who have no business carrying them."
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