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Connecticut school shooting families seek NJ rules

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Relatives of the Connecticut school shootings children are pressing for stronger gun control laws in New Jersey.

They'll join Assembly Speaker Shelia Oliver and Assembly Majority Leader Low Greenwald at a news conference in Trenton Tuesday as a Senate committee considers bills aimed at preventing gun violence.

The Assembly in February passed a 22-bill gun violence package. But the Senate version does not include a 10-bullet limit on ammunition magazines. The state's current law has a 15-bullet limit.

New Jersey's gun laws are among the strictest in the nation. The state limits purchases, has a waiting period and bans assault weapons.

Gov. Chris Christie wants to expand government-funded mental health treatment and restrict children's access to video games.

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