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"Providing criminals and gang leaders one- stop shopping to outfit themselves with weapons is the obvious implication of bulk handgun purchasing," said Assemblywoman Joan M. Quigley (DJersey City), a sponsor of the bill.
Trenton Creating jobs in a gas emissions that cause global warming,” Corzine said. $7.4 million in fees while he served as the conservator overseeing the to outfit themselves with weapons is the obvious green economy In addition, nonprofit organi- sale of the casino, according to pub- implication of zations and labor unions are eligible lished reports. bulk handgun “Our farmlands and The federal stimulus package will for up to $250 million nationally in Polistina said it wasn’t surpris- p u r c h a s i n g ,” provide $20 million for energy effi- job training for energy efficiency ing that the sale took nearly two said Assembly- open space provide ciency and renewable energy proj- and renewable energy work, Corzine years while Stein was receiving the woman Joan the foundation for ects, as well as the opportunities said. – Andrew Kitchenman fees, and Amodeo said jobs were lost M. Quigley (D- a strong agricultural for energy job training, through two due to political games. Jersey City), and tourism programs Gov. Jon S. Corzine an- nounced last week. Casino consulting fees Stein has rejected the charge, saying the sale was delayed by the a sponsor of the bill. Jon S. Corzine economy. These The $20 million will be avail- trigger Republican bill bankruptcy of the casino’s parent However, shop owners say investments were able for grants company. – Andrew Kitchenman the current permitting require- toward public State-appointed conservators and ments already deter criminals, supported by voters and will pay projects. The goal is to put other appointees would be barred from using their positions to steer Dealers oppose limit while lengthy permitting approvals had led purchasers to buy multiple dividends for contractors to work to their businesses or their on firearm purchases guns at one time. generations.” work and re- family members’ businesses, under “It’s going to do nothing to duce public a law being drafted by two southern The Legislature has passed a law lim- prevent, or solve, or do anything energy costs, New Jersey legislators. iting gun purchases in the state to with crime,” said Bob Viden, own- Assemblyman Nelson officials said. Assemblymen John F. Amodeo one handgun per month, per person, er of Bob’s Little Sports Shop, in T. Albano (D-Middle), Corzine linked Barack Obama and Vincent J. Polistina, both Re- prompting concern by gun dealers Glassboro. his energy master plan with Presi- publicans with offices in North- that their businesses will be hurt. He said the law will restrict talking about dent Bara
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