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By Tom Hester | February 21st, 2013 - 9:45am
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N.J. Speaker Oliver: ‘Today, New Jersey can help stop the carnage of gun violence’

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver had the following published Thursday in The Times of Trenton and www.politickernj.com as the Assembly plans Thursday to vote on 22 gun violence prevention bills:

“From Colorado to Connecticut to a courthouse in Delaware, far too many lives have been cut short by senseless gun violence.

“These were the mass tragedies that grabbed headlines. But every day, on the streets that wind their way all over America, even more innocent Americans fall victim to a bullet. In 2011 alone, 269 New Jerseyans were killed by gun violence.

“Today, the New Jersey General Assembly will vote on a comprehensive package of roughly two dozen bills aimed at curbing this epidemic..."

http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/...

http://www.politickernj.com/63357/gun-laws-if-n...

 

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