New Jersey Senator Says Murphy’s New Gun Laws Won’t Stop a Mass Shooting, Just Legal Gun Owners

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Senator Ed Durr said today that Governor Phil Murphy’s latest gun law package won’t save New Jersey residents from violent criminals who don’t follow the rules. Instead, he says it will just put more innocent lives in harm’s way as the criminals continue to carry guns and law-abiding citizens are handcuffed when it comes to defending themselves.

“Not a single one of the new restrictions that Governor Murphy is imposing on law-abiding gun owners today will do anything to protect New Jerseyans from tragic attacks like those in Highland Park, Uvalde, and Buffalo,” said Durr (R-3). “These are empty solutions that will not stop violent criminals who will ignore every new gun law that’s enacted. All these bills will do is put more legal gun owners at risk of being prosecuted for unintentional technical violations of the law.”

“It’s disappointing that none of the packages of gun restrictions enacted by Governor Murphy would help address the growing mental health crisis among our youth that’s been ignored for too long,” Durr added. “I know addressing major gaps in the availability of mental health services in New Jersey is not as flashy as attacking the 2nd Amendment, especially for a Democrat running for President, but it would yield better results than feel-good restrictions that don’t stop crime.”