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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has begun using its purchasing power to try to influence gun vendors as well as insurers to embrace gun-safety measures, such as preventing firearms transfers to traffickers, under an executive order Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday.
Murphy signed the order in Morristown alongside gun control advocates and Col. Patrick Callahan, the superintendent of the state police, who supported the action.
The article goes on to state the following:
It’s the latest measure aimed at reining in illegal gun activity that the Murphy administration has taken amid fatal shootings across the country. Last year, Murphy signed a number of bills, including a measure capping magazines at 10 rounds, down from 15, as well as so-called red flag legislation.
“We want those who do business with New Jersey to share our values and be committed to ending the scourge of gun violence in our communities,” Murphy said.
Under the order, a division of the state treasury will request the vendors and retailers selling guns and ammunition to the state to adhere to public safety principles. Those include preventing, detecting and screening for the transfer of firearms to straw purchasers and firearm traffickers.
Prospective bids for guns and ammo under the order are to require that each vendor adhere to those principles in order to win the bid.
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