Bridgewater Courier News,
June 15, 2018-
Despite a threat of future legal action, the Township Council passed a unique gun ordinance. Considered by township officials to be the first of its kind in the state, the ordinance, which bans the retail sale of guns and ammunition within 1,000 feet of schools, day care sites, college campuses, medical facilities, bars, parks, places of worship and similar sites, was unanimously approved at Thursday night’s council meeting.
The ordinance is expected to take effect next month. No businesses in the township currently sell firearms or ammunition, officials said. “We have power on the local level and a responsibility on the local level to make our community safer,” said Ward 3 Councilman Steven D. Cahn, who authored the ordinance. “Local officials have a responsibility to take some action because the federal government will not. “We have the authority to do this through our zoning laws and we should do what we can. We’re not afraid of the NRA (National Rifle Association).