TRENTON, New Jersey — The New Jersey Senate has passed 10 gun control bills, three of which received a final legislative vote and now head to Gov. Chris Christie's desk.
The bills before the Senate Thursday that go to Christie for his passage or veto include a bill that forces state-run pension funds to divest from companies making military-style guns for consumers. Another would require people applying for gun permits to submit some mental-health records to a national background check system.
A third would disqualify anyone named on a terrorist watch list from obtaining a gun permit.
The state's Democrat-led Assembly passed more than 20 gun control bills in February.
Proponents say the bills would help curb gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre. Opponents say they would not help.