Democrat Mark Alexander, who is challenging state Sen. Nia Gill in a 34th District primary, said today that the failure to include a clip size restriction in the Senate gun control package is a failure of leadership.
“This is failed leadership at its worst. Literally, on a life-or-death issue, no one in the Senate leadership is willing to place sound policy in front of politics. We saw this same failure in the U.S. Senate, and now we are seeing it right here in Trenton,” Alexander said. “In New Jersey, we should be at the forefront of strong gun control reform.”
Alexander called out Gill for not pushing for the inclusion of the clip restriction. Gill is a co-prime sponsor, along with Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, on a bill that would reduce the clip limit to 10.
Senate Dmeocrats initially left the measure out of their package. The Assembly passed a clip restriction as part of its gun control package earlier this year.
Sweeney defended the package of bills today, saying the current limit is effective so it’s time to focus on keeping guns out of the wrong hands.