A bill is to be introduced next week in the New Jersey Legislature that would restrict gun magazine capacity, setting up a possible fight with Gov. Christie and gun-rights groups.
A group of lawmakers is scheduled to announce the measure Monday alongside family members of schoolchildren who were fatally shot in 2012 at an elementary school in Sandy Hook, Conn.
The bill would reduce magazine capacity to 10 from 15. The Assembly passed a similar bill last year, but Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) blocked it in that chamber. Sweeney is now on board with the proposal, a person familiar with the matter said. Sweeney declined to comment Friday.