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NJ Legislature Sends 3 Gun Control Bills To Governor Christie

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By David Madden

TRENTON, NJ (CBS) – The New Jersey senate has sent three bills to Governor Chris Christie that, if approved, would tighten what’s already one of America’s most stringent gun control laws.

While both the senate and assembly approved a series of measures that they’ve yet to agree on (and they’re still working on that), the three on which they did are significant. One requires submission of some mental health records when a person applies for a gun permit.

Senate President Steve Sweeney looks at a series of recent mass shootings across America.

“You’re dealing with people that have mental health issues and we have to address them and we have to ensure that we keep firearms out of the hands of people that have mental health issues.”

Christie will also decide on whether to require state pension funds to divest out of firms that create assault style weapons for the general public. The third would deny a gun permit to anyone on a terrorist watch list.