New Jersey’s new Democrat governor Phil Murphy has been in office for only six months. Already, he has reinstated the Obamacare individual mandate for the state and now has signed six new gun control bills. Consider this a preview of what will happen if Democrats retake control.
Murphy, sending a ‘strong and clear message,’ signs 6 gun control bills into law
Gov. Phil Murphy, declaring he was sending “a strong and clear message” to President Donald Trump, signed six gun control bills into law during an hourlong ceremony Wednesday attended by hundreds of gun control advocates and a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.
Some of the laws merely align New Jersey with already existing federal laws and formally roll back a Christie administration regulation. Others are more substantial and controversial, including reducing the permitted size of ammunition clips.
Murphy and others who attended the signing ceremony at the Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton were all about the larger message the new laws send to Washington.
“It sends a strong and clear message to our president, to our Republican leadership in Congress and to the corporate gun lobby: We are going to be a leader in the fight for common-sense gun safety laws,” said Murphy, a Democrat who took office in January.
Get out and vote this fall, folks. Your freedoms depend on it.