TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are renewing efforts to pass legislation that would reduce the legal capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10.
The measure passed in the Assembly last year but never came for a vote in the Senate after Senate President Steve Sweeney balked at allowing it to come up for a vote. But Sweeney has since had a change of heart and now supports the measure.
Sweeney was among those taking part in a news conference Monday to discuss the proposal. Also in attendance were the parents of two children who were killed in the December 2012 Newtown, Ct. school shooting.
Proponents say the measure say it would help curb gun violence. But opponents dispute that claim, saying it would only infringe on gun owners’ constitutional rights.