A New Jersey bill that would strengthen New Jersey’s laws against gun possession by domestic violence offenders is scheduled for a hearing in the State Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee on Monday. If it passes, judges would, among other things, be required to order individuals convicted of a domestic violence offense to sell their firearms to dealers or turn them over to law enforcement. In March, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords visited Trenton to advocate for A4218.
“Dangerous people with guns are a threat to women. Criminals with guns, abusers with guns, stalkers with guns — that makes gun violence a women’s issue,” Giffords said. “For mothers, for families, for me and you, women can lead the way. We stand for common sense, We stand for responsibility. We can change the laws, we can win elections.”