4 gun control bills passed in state Assembly aim to make schools safer

State legislators have approved four bills to change gun control laws in New Jersey. One bill calls for a task force to examine the issue

State legislators are considering four bills which, if passed, will change gun control laws in the state.

State legislators are considering four bills which, if passed, will change gun control laws in the state. (5/20/13)

TRENTON - State legislators have approved four bills to change gun control laws in New Jersey.

One bill calls for a task force to examine the issue of school safety. The group would recommend changes to school procedures aimed at deterring gun violence.

Another bill would mandate mental health screenings to go along with required criminal background checks for anyone looking to purchase a gun in New Jersey.

Much of the legislation was proposed after it was discovered that the Newtown, Conn. shooter had mental health issues, yet had access to guns.

This set of bills tie into nearly identical measures that have already passed in the Senate. Now that they have passed the Assembly, the gun control bills will now be sent to the governor's desk.
 

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