At least 6 dead, 24 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

At least 6 dead, 24 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that he will sign a package of seven gun safety bills on Tuesday that will, among other things, regulate ammunition sales, expand requirements for gun owners relocating to New Jersey, and empower the state’s attorney general to prosecute gun manufacturers and retailers. Murphy made his announcement on Twitter hours after a gunman opened fire and killed at least six people and injured dozens more at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., about 25 miles north of Chicago. At least 6 dead, 24 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade “Not even a parade on the Fourth of July celebrating our nation’s independence is immune from our nation’s gun violence epidemic,” Murphy tweeted . “Tomorrow, I will sign seven sweeping commonsense gun safety bills into law. We cannot wait.” The package of bills, passed along party lines by the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on Wednesday, was called gun safety 3.0 and proposed by Murphy in April 2021. It had been languishing in the state Senate for more than a year as legislators wrangled over the need for more laws in a state with some of the strongest gun regulations in the country. The new bills not only regulate ammunition sales and expand the power of the attorney general but also require dealers to sell microstamping-enabled firearms, prohibit the sale of some .50 caliber rifles, call for gun owners who move to New Jersey from other states to register […]

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