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By Tom Hester | February 20th, 2013 - 9:42am
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Speaker Oliver: Too Many Lives Cut Short by Senseless Gun Violence

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver had the following published Wednesday in The Philadelphia Inquirer as the Assembly plans Thursday to vote on more than 20 gun violence prevention packages:

“From Colorado to Connecticut, far too many lives have been cut short by senseless gun violence. These are the mass tragedies that grab headlines. But, every day, even more innocent Americans fall victim to bullets. In 2011 alone, 269 New Jerseyans were killed by gun violence..."

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