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N.J.’s Murphy Says US Risks a ‘Patchwork Quilt’ of Divisive Laws

  • State ‘not an island’ as most illegal guns come from elsewhere
  • Republicans in New Jersey have own proposals to broaden access
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WATCH: NJ Governor Phil Murphy says stronger gun laws are needed.Source: Bloomberg

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said the US is becoming a “patchwork quilt” of divisive laws affecting issues such as gun control, abortion, women’s rights and the environment.

The governor said he is optimistic that the state legislature, controlled by fellow Democrats, will enact stronger gun laws, but New Jersey “is not an island” and congressional action is needed. As much as 85% of guns recovered during crimes in New Jersey are from out of state, he said Thursday on Bloomberg TV’s “Balance of Power” with Joe Mathieu.