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Gov. Murphy signs order directing state agencies to identify gun violence prevention measures

Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Friday that was in response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling to allow people to carry firearms in public.

News 12 Staff

Jun 24, 2022, 3:50 PM

Updated 729 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Friday that was in response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling to allow people to carry firearms in public.
The order directs all state departments and agencies to identify what they need to do to determine whether and in what manner firearms may be carried or displayed in the state. It includes the authority to designate certain locations where carrying a firearm would be prohibited.
The governor said that the Court’s decision to allow concealed weapons in public is dangerous.
"A right to carry a concealed weapon is in actuality, a recipe for tragedy. Moreover, it is not in line with our longstanding New Jersey values,” Murphy said. “Values which have always supported our Second Amendment through carefully crafted and equally as carefully enforced laws, to ensure guns don’t needlessly proliferate in communities"
Acting State Police Superintendent Col. Pat Callahan was also at the signing, along with acting state Attorney General Matthew Platkin, who called the Court’s decision reckless.


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