New Jersey is the fourth state to limit handgun purchases to one per month after Gov. Corzine signed the controversial measure into law yesterday, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The other states are California, Maryland and Virginia.
The law aims to impede “straw purchasers” – people who have clean records and buy guns legally, then pass them to criminals. The law will take effect in early January but could see some changes before then. A task force is reviewing its potential impact and will make recommendations this fall.