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Conn. school shooting parents urge NJ to limit ammo

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The mother of a child who was killed in the Connecticut school shootings is urging the New Jersey Legislature to limit the number of bullets in ammunition magazines.

Nelba Marquez-Greene reminds lawmakers that 11 children in one class escaped as the shooter reloaded.

Parents of four of the children killed in Newtown, Conn., joined Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Majority Leader Lou Greenwald at a news conference in Trenton on Tuesday, as a Senate committee considers bills aimed at preventing gun violence.

The Assembly in February passed a 22-bill gun violence package. The Senate version does not include a 10-bullet limit on ammunition magazines. The state's current law has a 15-bullet limit.

New Jersey's gun laws are among the strictest in the nation.

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