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Murphy Signs N.J. Gun-Safety Bills Amid Looser US Firearms Rights

  • Day after Illinois holiday parade turns deadly with shootings
  • Garden State firearms buyers must have training for permit
Phil Murphy 

Phil Murphy 

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a package of bills touted to increase gun safety less than two weeks after the US Supreme Court weakened states’ ability to restrict carrying concealed firearms.

The signings, in Metuchen, New Jersey, came a day after at least six people were shot to death and dozens injured by a gunman at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb. Murphy signed seven bills and promised more action