NJ assemblyman wants to limit ammunition capacity

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A New Jersey assemblyman says that he wants to limit the amount of ammunition a firearm can hold in the state.

Democratic Assemblyman Lou Greenwald reintroduced legislation would limit the amount of ammunition a magazine could hold from 15 rounds to 10.

The bill also designates a semi-automatic rifle with a fixed magazine capacity exceeding 10 rounds as a prohibited assault firearm.

Greenwald says that his plan will save lives.

"Our nation is in the midst of a gun violence epidemic,” the assemblyman said in a statement. “Now, as we enter a new term with a new governor, we have a real chance to pursue legislation to reduce the number of deaths by gun violence and protect our neighborhoods."

Similar legislation was brought to the state Congress years ago, but former Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the measure.

Greenwald first introduced the bill after meeting with the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

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