LEGISLATION PENDING TO LIKELY BRING JAIL TIME IF YOU STEAL A GUN

New Jersey Seal 2014Lawmakers in Trenton are considering a bi-partisan bill that would make it likely you would face jail time if a gun is stolen. The law currently reads that thefts under $75,000 would be presumed to not bring jail time for first time offenders. Because guns being stolen can lead to violent crimes, the bill aims at removing that piece of the law. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle believe this sends a message to criminals that if you steal a gun in the state, you will likely be going to jail.