Gov signs 6 gun con­trol mea­sures:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

New Jersey on Wed­nes­day en­acted a half-dozen new gun con­trol laws, tight­en­ing its al­ready strict statutes as ad­vo­cates ap­plauded and crit­ics ques­tioned whether they will achieve their aims.

Demo­cratic Gov Phil Mur­phy signed the leg­is­la­tion in Tren­ton along­side Demo­cratic leg­isla­tive lead­ers and the bills’ spon­sors, who moved the leg­is­la­tion shortly af­ter a mass shoot­ing at a Florida high school in Fe­bru­ary that left 17

New Jersey joins a list of states, in­clud­ing Florida and Ver­mont, that have en­acted gun con­trol leg­is­la­tion since the shoot­ing, which set off a se­ries of ral­lies across the coun­try aimed at re­duc­ing gun vi­o­lence through tighter laws.

Al­fonso Calderon, a stu­dent from Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas High School in Park­land, Florida, was on stage with

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