Press Releases : Gun Violence

Attorney General Platkin Co-Leads Effort to Support Review of Ghost Gun Regulation Before the Supreme Court

Ghost Guns Need the Same Federal Oversight as Conventional Firearms, 20 Jurisdictions Say For Immediate Release: March 12, 2024 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney General For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Allison Inserro,...

AG Platkin Finds Microstamping Technology Viable for Use in Commercial Firearms Following Live-Fire Testing

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced that, based on both live-fire testing results and existing peer-reviewed studies, microstamping technology is a viable means of matching an expended cartridge case to the weapon from which it was discharged.

Governor Murphy, AG Platkin: Brady Report Shows Our Gun Laws Are Working

Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today hailed a new national report from Brady showing that, for two years in a row, none of New Jersey’s firearms dealers were cited by the federal government for selling the most crime guns, a typical indicator of gun violence and gun trafficking.

Attorney General Platkin Co-Leads Amicus Brief Supporting Pennsylvania Law Barring Concealed Carry Weapons by Individuals Under 21

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin co-led a coalition of 19 attorneys general filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit urging that court to revisit an opinion striking down a Pennsylvania law prohibiting individuals under the age of 21 from carrying concealed weapons in public and imposing additional restrictions during declared states of emergency.

AG Platkin Announces Major Milestone for Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission

Commission establishes key benchmarks for personalized ‘smart’ handguns For Immediate Release: July 12, 2023 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney General For Further Information: Media Inquiries-OAGpress@njoag.gov Performance Standards and...