- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on New Jersey’s passing of tighter gun control laws (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

New Jersey is enacting measures to tighten its already strict gun control laws.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the half-dozen bills Wednesday at the state’s justice building in Trenton. The measures began moving this year after the lethal high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Alfonso Calderon joined Murphy on stage.

Other states, including Florida and Vermont, have enacted gun control measures since the shooting.

One bill requires the seizure of firearms when a mental health professional determines someone poses a threat, and another requires background checks for private gun sales.

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12:05 a.m.

New Jersey is set to become the latest state to enact measures to tighten its already strict gun control laws.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says he will sign the half-dozen bills on Wednesday. The measures began advancing after the fatal high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February that left 17 people dead.

Other states, including Florida and Vermont have enacted gun control measures since the shooting.

One bill under consideration would require the seizure of firearms when a mental health professional determines someone poses a threat. Another would require background checks for private gun sales.

A different measure would allow for family members or law enforcement to seek a temporary restraining order against someone suspected of posing a significant danger to themselves or others.


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