New Jersey House hearing on gun control
At the statehouse in Trenton for today's Assembly vote on gun legislation. Tweet me any questions, thoughts. Session starts 1 pm in chambers
Thursday February 21, 2013 12:32 WarrenCoNJ
State Republican leaders holding pre-vote presser. No locals reps but rhetoric similar. Theme: gun legislation being rushed through.
Thursday February 21, 2013 12:45 WarrenCoNJ
Public lining up to enter Assembly chambers for gun vote
Thursday February 21, 2013 12:52 WarrenCoNJ
Inside Assembly chambers before session gets underway. Public gallery near capacity.
Thursday February 21, 2013 12:59 AndrGeorge
Another prevailing theme thus far from Republican legislators at pre-session presser: #NJ already has some of toughest guns laws, why more?
Thursday February 21, 2013 1:11 WarrenCoNJ
There some kids playing light jazz earlier on Assembly floor. With tensions already high, maybe they should leave it?
Thursday February 21, 2013 1:16 WarrenCoNJ
Assembly gallery now full. No Revolutionary War costumes like at the committee meeting, unfortunately.
Thursday February 21, 2013 1:23 WarrenCoNJ
Assembly gallery now full. No Revolutionary War costumes like at the committee meeting, unfortunately
Thursday February 21, 2013 1:25 WarrenCoNJ
Before Warren & Hunterdon Assemblymen/Assemblywomen vote on gun legislation today, what is your take on the laws? Does New Jersey them?
Thursday February 21, 2013 1:39 WarrenCoNJ
Re: the so-called 1 pm start time, just overheard a statehouse employee say "There's Eastern standard time and then there's Trenton time."
Thursday February 21, 2013 1:45 WarrenCoNJ
Okay, looks like some Assembly members are beginning to take their seats. Almost showtime.
Thursday February 21, 2013 1:47 WarrenCoNJ
Local 23rd District Assemblymen Dimaio and Peterson have taken their seats. McHose from the 24th also on the floor.
Thursday February 21, 2013 1:58 WarrenCoNJ
House in order! Here we go.
Thursday February 21, 2013 2:10 WarrenCoNJ
Assembly session now underway. Opens with distinguished service medal given to Union man Thomas Mahoney, a Pearl Harbor survivor.
Thursday February 21, 2013 2:28 WarrenCoNJ
Ton of ceremonial resolutions on agenda today. "Jazz House Kids" are now giving performing. Feels like a taping of a Statehouse variety show
Thursday February 21, 2013 2:43 WarrenCoNJ
Assemblyman Kean puts out amendment to table vote on bill keeping guns away from those on terrorist watch list. Amendment fails.
Thursday February 21, 2013 3:13 WarrenCoNJ
"Known terrorists should not be able to purchase guns and that's what this legislation does" -Assemblywoman Stender
Thursday February 21, 2013 3:18 WarrenCoNJ
Bill stopping those on terror watch list from buying guns passes Assembly. McHose votes against. Dimaio, Peterson abstain.
Thursday February 21, 2013 3:22 WarrenCoNJ
Bill to limit 15 round magazines down to 10. Assemblyman Carroll: "It's utterly arbitrary"
Thursday February 21, 2013 3:37 WarrenCoNJ
McHose: "Tough gun laws won't bring an end to these mass slayings." Pointed to Connecticut having tough laws too despite Newtown.
Thursday February 21, 2013 3:46 WarrenCoNJ
Bill 1387 allowing municipalities to create weapon-free zones passes. McHose, Peterson and Dimaio against.
Thursday February 21, 2013 4:00 WarrenCoNJ
Bill abolishing the right to publish public records of gun owners passes, 77-0.
Thursday February 21, 2013 4:23 WarrenCoNJ
Assembly has finished up with gun legislation votes. Everything passed, locals against mostly all of them. Bills now on to Senate.
Thursday February 21, 2013 4:40 WarrenCoNJ
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