Mur­phy signs bill bar­ring ‘ghost guns’ into law in NJ

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS -

TREN­TON >> New Jer­sey Gov. Phil Mur­phy has signed a mea­sure bar­ring the pur­chase of firearms parts used to make un­trace­able weapons, or so-called ghost guns.

The Demo­cratic gov­er­nor signed the new law Thurs­day in Tren­ton.

It’s the lat­est gun-con­trol mea­sure en­acted by the Demo­crat-led Leg­is­la­ture and gov­er­nor since he took of­fice in Jan­uary. Mur­phy signed a half-dozen bills in June aimed at tight­en­ing al­ready strict gun laws.

The new law bars the pur­chase of sep­a­rate parts or kits that could be used to man­u­fac­ture a firearm not trace­able by law en­force­ment. Law­mak­ers say the mea­sure will “arm our court sys­tem” with the abil­ity to block crim­i­nals from us­ing tech­nol­ogy to make weapons.

Mur­phy called for a new round of gun con­trol mea­sures in re­sponse to Pitts­burgh syn­a­gogue shoot­ing last month.

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