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Murphy seeking 'gun safety package 2.0' after Pittsburgh

October 29, 2018 - 4:56 pm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is calling for a new round of gun-related legislation.

The freshman Democrat said at a news conference he was pushing for ``gun safety package 2.0'' Monday in light of the attack over the weekend at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead. Some of the measures had already been under consideration.

Among the changes he's seeking is legislation to require a photo ID to buy ammunition and a measure to require firearm retailers to carry at least one smart gun, a weapon that can be fired only by an authorized user.

Another proposal calls for grants to help cities reduce gun homicide rates.

In June, Murphy and the Democrat led-Legislature enacted six gun bills, including requiring background checks for private gun sales.