TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) — After New Jersey’s release of near-real-time firearms trafficking data, gun control advocates say it as a trailblazing use of federal information.

But Second Amendment advocates and skeptical Republicans question whether the report amounts to a way around a federal limitation on the release of some data.

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Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled the data for the first time on Tuesday as part of a campaign promise to strengthen New Jersey’s already-tight gun laws.

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The report uses Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun-trace data for the first quarter of 2018 and shows that 77 percent of guns used in crimes in New Jersey come from out of state.

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Second Amendment advocates question whether Murphy is circumventing a prohibition barring the ATF from giving certain gun data to anyone but law enforcement.

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