(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angel Fuentes and L. Grace Spencer prohibiting individuals convicted of failing to report a loss or stolen firearm from purchasing a handgun for a certain period of time was approved Wednesday by an Assembly committee.
The bill (A-1116) prohibits any person convicted for failing to report the loss or theft of a firearm from purchasing a handgun for a period of 180 days from the date of conviction.
"Requiring gun owners to report loss or stolen guns helps prevent straw buyers from buying guns for individuals who would otherwise not be eligible," said Fuentes (D-Camden/Gloucester). "This bill adds another layer of accountability and further helps deter straw purchases by imposing a time restriction for owners who have failed to report a missing gun - before they can buy another weapon."
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