HEAT ALERT

Dangerous heat continues today in New Jersey for the first day of summer

Gov. Murphy: 77% of guns used in crimes came from out of state

<p>Gov. Phil Murphy says more than three-quarters of the guns used in crimes in the state came from outside its borders.</p>

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2018, 11:15 PM

Updated 2,234 days ago

Share:

Gov. Phil Murphy says more than three-quarters of the guns used in crimes in the state came from outside its borders.
The governor unveiled the gun data for the first time at an event in Hackensack Tuesday. The information forms part of Murphy's gun control focus and follows an earlier pledge to release the data.
“Our goal is to shine a bright light on the epidemic of gun violence in New Jersey,” the governor said. “This is not just an urban problem…it is a state problem.”
In particular, Murphy says the report does not shy away from "naming and shaming" other states.
In the first quarter of 2018, 83 firearms recovered in crimes were originally purchased in Pennsylvania, more than from any other state. Dozens of other weapons were initially purchased in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Murphy was joined by the father of one of the victims in the Parkland, Florida school shooting.
“From the day following [my daughter’s] murder I’ve set out on a mission to destroy the gun lobby and get common-sense gun laws passed in every state and across the country,” said Fred Guttenberg.
Guttenberg also called on other states to follow New Jersey's lead on its pension. The state's pension fund dumped its investment in a gun manufacturing company earlier this year.
The gun data report was compiled by New Jersey State Police based on Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives data.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


More from News 12
1:27
HEAT ALERT: Sweltering heat, humidity continues today for 1st day of summer; tracking thundershowers for Friday

HEAT ALERT: Sweltering heat, humidity continues today for 1st day of summer; tracking thundershowers for Friday

0:49
‘Completely unacceptable.’ Gov. Murphy says NJ Transit, Amtrak investigation is underway

‘Completely unacceptable.’ Gov. Murphy says NJ Transit, Amtrak investigation is underway

0:29
Drivers should expect delays on part of Oak Tree Road in Edison during water main repairs

Drivers should expect delays on part of Oak Tree Road in Edison during water main repairs

2:15
Best Beaches: Checking out the ocean beaches at Brick Township

Best Beaches: Checking out the ocean beaches at Brick Township

1:28
George Norcross' longtime lawyer called to step down from Rutgers Board of Governors

George Norcross' longtime lawyer called to step down from Rutgers Board of Governors

0:21
Illegal nightclub crackdown in Paterson nets 78 arrests

Illegal nightclub crackdown in Paterson nets 78 arrests

0:20
Historic Battleship New Jersey returns to Camden waterfront today following weeks of repairs

Historic Battleship New Jersey returns to Camden waterfront today following weeks of repairs

2:18
2 beaches close due to over-capacity amid record-breaking season of beach badge sales

2 beaches close due to over-capacity amid record-breaking season of beach badge sales

2:12
Scorching temperatures won’t stop NJ residents from enjoying themselves outside

Scorching temperatures won’t stop NJ residents from enjoying themselves outside

0:26
 Boil water advisory issued for parts of Clifton and Paterson due to water main break

Boil water advisory issued for parts of Clifton and Paterson due to water main break

1:09
The East End: Goat yoga at Corwith Farm in Water Mill

The East End: Goat yoga at Corwith Farm in Water Mill

0:47
Jersey Proud: 4 Byram Intermediate School students place wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Jersey Proud: 4 Byram Intermediate School students place wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier

0:56
Independent investigation finds no malice intended regarding East Brunswick HS yearbook photo controversy

Independent investigation finds no malice intended regarding East Brunswick HS yearbook photo controversy

2:46
‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

0:23
Prosecutor: PA man killed in crash on Route 31 in Clinton Township

Prosecutor: PA man killed in crash on Route 31 in Clinton Township

2:38
Gov. Murphy announces clemency program to let some offenders seek early release from prison

Gov. Murphy announces clemency program to let some offenders seek early release from prison

0:40
Hundreds attend Juneteenth celebration at Liberty State Park

Hundreds attend Juneteenth celebration at Liberty State Park

1:54
Historic Glimmer Glass Bridge closed between Brielle and Manasquan until July 1 for safety repairs

Historic Glimmer Glass Bridge closed between Brielle and Manasquan until July 1 for safety repairs

Devils acquire goalie Jacob Markstrom from the Calgary Flames

Devils acquire goalie Jacob Markstrom from the Calgary Flames

0:19
Denville imposes outdoor water restrictions until June 30

Denville imposes outdoor water restrictions until June 30