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New Jersey committee advances ammo magazine bill

Local News | May 06, 2014

New Jersey committee advances ammo magazine bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative panel has advanced a bill to ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

The 3-2 vote by the state Senate’s Law and Public Safety Committee came Monday after several opponents of the bill told lawmakers it would be a mistake and would improperly restrict their freedom.

Gun rights advocates also said the bill would bar many kinds of guns.

They also said it would make it harder to protect themselves, and some said they would not follow it if it’s adopted.

Supporters of the restriction say that such a ban could make massacres such as the one in 2012 at a Newton, Connecticut school less deadly.

The bill has already cleared the Assembly.

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