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Statement by Governor Murphy on Today's Ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Regarding Firearms in Sensitive Places


“I am thrilled that the Third Circuit has reinstated the vast majority of the law that I proudly signed last December to keep guns out of our most sensitive and vulnerable public places.  Because of this decision, guns will not be allowed to proliferate in locations such as parks, beaches, libraries, bars, and restaurants where alcohol is served.  This decision will make New Jersey a safer state for all of us and will ensure that New Jersey continues to have among the lowest rates of gun violence in the nation.  I want to thank Attorney General Platkin and his entire team for this crucial victory, as well as Senate President Scutari and Speaker Coughlin for their support.”