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Chris Christie's 'Right to Carry' Plan Blocked

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Friday, 17 Jun 2016 10:35 AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to expand the categories of people allowed to carry handguns in public in The Garden State has been blocked by Democratic lawmakers, The Record reports.

The State Assembly passed a resolution putting the brakes on Christie's proposal, 46-29 by a partisan vote of Democrats versus Republicans. Since the same resolution was approved by the state Senate in May, Christie will be unable to veto it.​

Thursday's assembly vote came four days after a heavily-armed gunman opened fire in a crowded Florida nightclub, killing 49 and injuring 53.

The Record says Christie has 30 days to withdraw or amend his proposal. But even if he makes an amendment, it's unlikely to pass because Democrat's control both houses.

The governor had criticized the state's gun regulations as too restrictive when he drew up his carry proposal.

Under the current law, someone seeking a carry permit must show a "justifiable need" — meaning they have been the subject of "specific threats" or "previous attacks." The Record said some gun advocates believed the terminology was too tough. Christie wanted to add a third category, "serious threats."

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to expand the categories of people allowed to carry handguns in public in The Garden State has been blocked by Democratic lawmakers, The Record reports.
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