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United States

23 February 2009

Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

A bill that would restrict handgun purchases in New Jersey to one per month stalled in the state Senate today. The bill was held by its sponsor, Sen. Sandra Bolden Cunningham (D-Hudson), after it received 20 votes, one shy of the 21 needed for passage. No Republicans voted for the bill, drawing a rebuke from Senate President Richard Codey (D-Essex). Cunningham and other supporters argued the bill would cut down on "straw" buyers who purchase guns for criminals. The... (

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