It remains unclear whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will sign a gun control bill into law, that would limit the capacity of gun ammunition magazines. Christie, widely perceived as a possible White House contender in 2016, has a mixed record on gun control and has given no indication of his plans for the measure. The bill, approved in the Assembly by a 44-34 vote, would cut the maximum capacity of gun magazines to 10 from 15.
Gun control groups stated it could save lives. “No law abiding citizen needs 15-round magazines,” said Bryan Miller, executive director of the anti-violence group Heeding God’s Call. “In mass shootings, the shooter is overwhelmed at the point he has to re-load,” he said. “That provides the rest of us opportunities to stop the carnage.” Last year, Christie signed firearms bills barring sales to people on terrorism watch lists, and that increased penalties for gun crimes.
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