New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a proposal into law last week that tightens gun laws. It focuses on individuals under restraining orders and those convicted of domestic violence offenses, range365.com reports.
This bill, according to reports, is a reworked version of a bill that was vetoed in May. Christie reportedly vetoed May’s bill because it needed provision that increases criminal penalties for offenses, including maximums for repeat offenders. Christie also said, according to NJ.com, that he supports the measure that does not accelerate the process for abuse victims to obtain guns for personal protection.
Range365.com reports this passed bill comes after Christie a year ago told New Jersey residents he planned to loosen gun laws with a Republican Legislature. He attempted loosening the state’s severe concealed carry permit restrictions, but it was recently blocked by New Jersey’s Democratic Legislature.
On the other side, Range365.com reports, Christie has been on the gun-control side in the past. This includes when he proposed banning the sale of .50 rifles following the Newton, Connecticut, shooting.
What do you think of the new bill in New Jersey? Is it what’s needed, or could it be improved?