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Newtown parents call on Christie to sign ammo ban

Local News | May 23, 2014

Newtown parents call on Christie to sign ammo ban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting have joined Democrats in calling on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

The measure was passed by the New Jersey Assembly Thursday and will now go to Christie for his consideration. It previously passed the state Senate.

The Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate signed many firearms bills into law last year. But he issued conditional vetoes of some of the more contentious ones, including a ban on .50-caliber rifles.

Advocates say the ammo magazine limit could make mass shootings less deadly.

Gun rights supporters say it would make it harder for citizens to protect themselves and could have the effect of banning certain guns.

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