BY TOM HESTER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
TRENTON â€“ Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Lou Greenwald, Annette Quijano, Albert Coutinho, Tim Eustace, Gordon Johnson and Mila Jasey to ban the sale of high-capacity magazines capable of carrying more than 10 rounds in New Jersey was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"High-capacity magazines have only one purpose - to inflict the most damage possible in the shortest amount of time,â€ť said Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington), the Assembly Majority Leader who has long pushed for the bill. â€śWeâ€™ve made a commitment to these parents make public safety a priority and ban these magazines that have fueled horrible shootings throughout this country. We owe it to the children lost in Newtown and the countless other victims to ensure we do everything we can to prevent another tragedy.