‘Action is the only thing of value.’ Murphy pushes gun safety reform in wake of TX shooting

Gov. Phil Murphy once again pushed state lawmakers to pass a package of comprehensive gun safety reform bills, following a deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2022, 4:09 PM

Updated 790 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy once again pushed state lawmakers to pass a package of comprehensive gun safety reform bills, following a deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas.
As he did following the mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, earlier this month, Murphy said “thoughts and prayers are worthless” and “action is the only thing of value."
"These proposed laws are hardly revolutionary. They would, among other things, mandate safe storage of guns. They would ensure that those seeking to buy a gun are actually trained in the safe handling of that gun,” the governor said.
Murphy said the bills would also, “give police tools to better track the paths of firearms used to commit crimes…The laws would prohibit the sale of weapons that can bring down helicopters. They would allow us to hold the gun industry liable for the carnage it has enabled.”
The FBI reports that active shooter incidents are on the rise across the country, with a 50% increase from 2020 to 2021


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