One year, eight new gun-control laws in New Jersey

December 4, 2018

In June, Gov. Murphy speaks about the shooting at the Trenton Arts Festival.

By Staff

Under an orange banner on a November day —  one day after a dozen people were killed by a shooter in a Southern California bar; two weeks after 11 people were killed by a shooter at a Pittsburgh synagogue — Gov. Murphy made his state’s already tough gun laws even stronger, signing into law New Jersey’s eighth major gun-control measure of the year.

A few months earlier, concern over 3D-printed guns had gripped gun-control advocates and lawmakers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and across the nation. The new Garden State law bans so-called ghost guns — 3D-printed or homemade guns that aren’t traceable.

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