“The clock is now ticking for Gov. Chris Christie to make a decision on a controversial bill that would further restrict the permitted size of ammunition magazines in New Jersey,” NJ.com reports. “With parents and a cousin of two 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting victims looking on, the state Assembly voted 44-34 to pass the legislation, ending its long journey through the Legislature and landing it on Christie’s desk.”
The bill, approved in the Assembly by a 44-34 vote, would cut the maximum capacity of gun magazines to 10 from 15.
Gun control groups say it could save lives.
“No law abiding citizen needs 15-round magazines,” said Bryan Miller, executive director of the anti-violence group Heeding God’s Call.
Christie has been an occasional supporter of gun restrictions. As 2016 nears, though, the question has been whether he’s willing to challenge conservative members of the GOP’s base by continuing on that path.