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TRENTON, N.J. – Today the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, praised the New Jersey General Assembly for passing SB 2465/AB 3129, a bill to prohibit undetectable, untraceable and disguised firearms.
STATEMENT FROM BRETT SABO, VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE NEW JERSEY CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“With today’s vote, New Jersey has passed the most comprehensive package of ghost gun laws ever approved by a legislature. These untraceable, undetectable firearms are dangerous. By regulating them, lawmakers are putting the safety of New Jersey families first. We could not be more proud to live in a state that continues to be a national leader on gun safety.”
This legislation would prohibit undetectable plastic guns, like those that can be made using a 3D printer, and would regulate the distribution of the digital instructions used to create such guns, helping to ensure they don’t end up in dangerous hands. The bill would also prohibit the purchase of parts and kits used to assemble guns with no serial numbers, which can be bought without a background check and used to make guns that are untraceable by law enforcement. Finally, the bill would prohibit the possession of disguised guns, firearms designed to look like wallets, cell phones and other everyday objects to make them more easily concealable. The bill now heads to Governor Murphy’s desk.
In July, New Jersey Attorney General Grewal and Governor Murphy worked together to prevent the release of designs for downloadable, untraceable guns in New Jersey by taking legal action. As that fight continues, the passage of this legislation will strengthen New Jersey laws and protect the Garden State from these dangerous weapons and the means to manufacture them.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs