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Murphy Calls For More Action On Guns Following Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

October 29, 2018 - 7:22 pm
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TRENTON, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is calling for a new round of gun control legislation.

The Democrat said at a news conference Monday that he would be pushing for “gun safety package 2.0” following the attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

The attack in Pennsylvania left 11 people dead over the weekend.

Murphy said some measures were already under consideration before the massacre.

Among the changes, he is seeking legislation to require a photo I.D. to buy ammunition and a measure to require all firearm retailers to carry at least one smart gun, a weapon which can only be fired by an authorized user.

Several other proposals calls for grants that would help cities reduce gun homicide rates.

In June, Gov. Murphy and the Democratic leg-Legislature enacted six gun bills, including requiring background checks for private sales.