Essex County residents can forfeit up to three guns on Feb. 15 and 16 in Montclair, East Orange, Irvington, Newark and Orange.
Thursday, February 14
Five Essex county municipalities have joined together to get as many guns off the street as possible. Guns will be assessed with “no questions asked" on a sliding scale, ranging from $50 for an inoperable weapon to up to $250 for an operable assault weapon, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Montclair, East Orange, Irvington, Newark and Orange will co-sponsor a county-wide gun buy-back program in February. Essex County residents can anonymously turn in up to three guns with no questions asked between 8 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Feb. 15 and 16 at one of the following locations: The gun buy-back will work on a first come, first served basis and funding is limited. The Attorney General’s Office will be paying to buy back the guns …
A recent Quinnipiac University poll found that 58 percent of New Jersey residents want stricter laws when it comes gun control in the state.
Thursday, January 31
New Jersey and Americans throughout the county appear to be in favor of stricter gun control regulations, according to recent polls. A recent Quinnipiac University poll found that 58 percent of New Jersey residents want stricter gun laws when it comes to state regulation, compared to 8 percent calling for less gun control. The poll also found that: The Quinnipiac poll was conducted between Jan. 15 to 21 and surveyed 1,647 registered voters. However, when it came to what New Jersey residents believed were the most pressing problems facing the state, gun control ranked near the bottom. The economy received the top votes in that category, according to the poll. While New Jersey may have some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation…