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New Jersey lawmakers advance bills to tighten gun laws

A group of Second Amendment advocates gather in opposition to about a half-dozen gun control bills expected to get a vote in the Assembly on Monday, March 26, 2018, outside the War Memorial near the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. (Mel Evans / Associated Press)
A group of Second Amendment advocates gather in opposition to about a half-dozen gun control bills expected to get a vote in the Assembly on Monday, March 26, 2018, outside the War Memorial near the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. (Mel Evans / Associated Press)
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TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s Democrat-led Assembly passed six measures aimed at strengthening the state’s already-strict gun laws.

The Assembly passed the legislation Monday after Second Amendment advocates rallied in the capital against the legislation. The bills now go to the Democrat-led Senate.

Among the measures that passed is a bill requiring firearms to be seized upon a court order when a health care official deems someone poses a serious threat. Another bill changes the magazine size limit from 15 to 10.

The votes came after marches across New Jersey and country over the weekend in favor of toughening gun laws.

Many of the Second Amendment advocates Monday wore National Rifle Association hats and carried signs that read “NRA Stand and Fight.”

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says he supports the legislative effort.

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