Gov. Christie proposes stricter gun laws

The governor says he would like to make

The governor says he would like to make mental health records a part of instant background checks.

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie teamed up with the state attorney general to announce major changes he wants for New Jersey's gun control laws.

Among Gov. Christie's proposals is an outright ban on the 50-caliber Barrett semi-automatic sniper rifle, making mental health records part of instant background checks and keeping violent video games from being sold to children under 18.

The governor says the proposals are about violence control, though he admits that some incidents will be out of human control.

Legislators tell News 12 that they expect push-back on some of these measures from both gun lobbies and video game lobbies.

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