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22 August 2001

Bergen Record (New Jersey)

EAST RUTHERFORD — Convicted murderers, drug dealers, and other violent offenders who are caught with a gun face a mandatory five-year prison term under legislation signed Tuesday by acting Gov. Donald T. DiFrancesco. "This puts violent offenders on notice that they can't purchase, own, or possess a firearm," DiFrancesco said at a bill-signing ceremony before a clutch of reporters, police, and elected officials in East Rutherford's Borough Hall. Mayor James Cassella... (

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