Home / Education / Murphy says ‘we need action’ after fatal school shooting

Murphy says ‘we need action’ after fatal school shooting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he was “staggered” by the fatal shooting at a Florida high school and that “we need action.”

Murphy addressed the shooting Thursday at an unrelated event in Trenton.

The shooting Wednesday at a Parkland, Florida, high school left 17 people dead. Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder

Murphy, a Democrat, says New Jersey will seek to join with “like-minded” states to come up with regional solutions. Murphy held a round-table talk earlier this week on gun legislation and has repeatedly called for enacting what he calls common sense gun safety measures.

Last month, Murphy announced that he was rescinding a Christ Christie-era rule that made it easier for residents to acquire carry permits for handguns.

Web Only

Back to Top

About admin

Check Also

Virginia Gov. Names New State Schools Superintendent

By Sara Gregory, The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) A former superintendent of the year was named ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *