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New Jersey

New Jersey has some of the strongest gun laws in the country. From comprehensive background checks to disarming domestic abusers to a strong Extreme Risk law, New Jersey’s laws are a model for other states.

465 In an average year, 465 people die by guns in New Jersey.
31x In New Jersey, Black people are 31 times as likely to die by gun homicide as white people, compared to 10 times nationwide.
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New Jersey has laws to encourage “smart gun” technology and to combat the growing danger of untraceable, undetectable, and downloadable ghost guns. To become a safer state, New Jersey must combat the epidemic of daily gun violence in its cities and ensure its laws are effectively implemented.

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