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New Jersey Could Ban Gang Members & Carjackers From Buying Guns

Convicted carjackers, gang members or racketeers may soon be banned from buying or owning guns in New Jersey.

The Assembly's Law and Public Safety committee is set to vote Monday on the measure, along with two other bills dealing with access to firearms.

One measure would require courts to inform domestic violence convicts that they are barred from gun ownership. Defendants would also have to prove they surrendered their weapons.

That measure also calls for a line on restraining order forms to indicate whether the defendant has access to a gun. The legislation also requires the weapons to be returned when the order expires.

The third measure would require law enforcement officials to be notified when a prospective gun buyer seeks to have a mental health record expunged.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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