The latest gun buyback program in Trenton yielded 2,604 weapons, 700 of which were illegal. Attorney General Jeff Chiesa says the programs make communities safer by getting guns off the streets.
The buyback, happening at two Trenton locations, offers money for guns turned in. The attorney general's office and Mercer County prosecutor's office provides funds for the program.
Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) is sponsoring a bill to declare violence a public health crisis as a holistic approach to targeting the problem of guns and mental health.
Former New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey says making assault weapons unavailable would give law enforcement officials a better chance of catching criminals before a violent act.
The national group Mayors Against Illegal Guns has released a national television spot to encourage federal lawmakers to support more gun control measures.
Many officials have called for stricter gun control laws. But gun rights advocates like Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25) remain steadfastly opposed to new regulation.
Many gathered in Trenton on Human Trafficking Awareness Day to bring attention to the issue of human trafficking.
Lawmakers are discussing ways to get guns off the street, but some say getting laws passed can be difficult.
Peter Verniero, who served as the state's Attorney General and as a justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court, said reasonable gun regulation and legitimate recreational gun use are not mutually ...
Ho-Ho-Kus may reexamine its tree removal policies. But the town's mayor believes there should be a legitimate reason to cut a tree down, not simply because a resident thinks a tree is too tall or old.
New Jersey Attorney General Jeff Chiesa says he is working to reduce the amount of human trafficking, gun violence and drugs in the state.
ACLU-NJ Acting Executive Director Edward Barocas says his organization got involved in a legal fight to get the e-mails released because officials were trying to conceal public information.
The governor was in Newark to promote issues close to his urban agenda, including again advocating for expanding drug courts and reforming bail rules.
Former Gov. Jim Florio shared his insights on gun control and how he achieved an assault weapons ban in the Garden State during his term in office.
Kevin McCann, President of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), says a legal hotline is available for those affected by the storm.