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June 01, 2015

Convicted carjackers, gang members could be banned from buying, owning guns in New Jersey

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New Jersey officials are set to vote Monday on a measure that would ban convicted carjackers, gang members and racketeers from buying or owning guns, NBC10 reports.

The Assembly's Law and Public Safety Committee will also vote on two other bills regarding firearms.

Under one of the measures, courts would need to inform domestic violence convicts that they are prohibited from owning guns and that they must prove they surrendered their weapons.

That measure also calls for a line on restraining order forms to indicate whether the defendant has access to a gun. The legislation also requires the weapons to be returned when the order expires.

The other measure would ensure that law enforcement officials are notified when a prospective gun buyer wants to have a mental health record removed.