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New Jersey Gun Limits Cleared by Legislative Panel in Step Toward Law

  • Liability insurance seen as way to limit Supreme Court ruling
  • Proposed laws will most likely face legal challenges
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A New Jersey legislative committee voted to require liability insurance for gun owners and restrict where they could carry their weapons, moving what would be some of the strictest US firearms limits closer to becoming law.

The vote by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee, a response to a US Supreme Court ruling in June that allowed more widespread carrying of firearms, was a preliminary step before the bills go to the full legislature, then the governor’s desk. The final voting dates have yet to be scheduled.