TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Governor Chris Christie has announced a multi-faceted plan to curb gun violence.
The proposal calls for expanding government-funded mental health treatment, requiring parental sign-off before minors can buy or rent violent video games and mandating would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs.
The New Jersey governor also recommended banning the sale of Barrett .50-caliber semi-automatic sniper rifles. But his plan doesn’t address classroom security or propose limits on magazine capacity.
Christie announced his proposals Friday, a week after receiving a report from a task force he created after the mass school shootings in Connecticut.
His proposals come two days after the U.S. Senate rejected expanded gun background checks. Members of the Democrat-controlled state Legislature have proposed their own gun laws.
New Jersey’s gun laws are among the strictest in the nation.