Piscataway Council Votes to Prohibit Retail Gun Sales Near Schools and Parks

June 16, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of the public stood and applauded as the Piscataway Township Council voted to approve a new ordinance banning local retailers from selling guns and ammunition within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, and other public places where children may gather in the township.

The unanimous vote to amend Chapter 21 Zoning “to provide the conditions of firearm sales use ...

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Piscataway to Ban Retail Gun Sales Near Schools and Parks (Update)

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to clarify the purpose for the proposed ordinance.

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway councilman, Steven D. Cahn said he wants the township to get tough on gun violence, proposing a new ordinance that would prohibit retail sales of firearms and ammunition within 1,000 feet of any schools, medical facilities, bars, parks, or places of ...

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