Phil Murphy, an anti-gun Democrat was sworn in as New Jersey’s 56th governor on January 16, 2018 and he is wasting no time undo some of the more conservative measures accomplished by former GOP governor Chris Christie.
One of Murphy’s first targets is the regulation imposed by Christie that made it easier for New Jersey Residents to obtain a concealed carry permit and to carry their weapons with them. Like every other Democrat, Murphy believes that guns are the cause of all of America’s violence and preventing as many people as possible from owning and carrying a gun is the cure-all for most forms of violence.
(NorthJersey.com) – Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said his administration will reverse a regulatory change championed by former Gov. Chris Christie designed to make it easier for people to carry concealed handguns in New Jersey.
Murphy, a Democrat, also pledged to “explore every legal option” to challenge a federal bill that, if it became law, would require New Jersey to honor concealed carry permits from other states. The so-called “concealed carry reciprocity” measure was passed in December by the House of Representatives, but its fate in the Senate is less certain.
“New Jersey cannot and must not become part of the race to the bottom that we’re seeing across the country,” Murphy said at a news conference in Trenton alongside Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester. “There already are too many guns in our streets and simply adding more into the equation will not make us or our communities any safer.” …
Christie had lessened the requirement for a concealed carry permit, which had been only given if someone could provide proof of an urgent need for self-protection, which made it extremely difficult for most law-abiding citizens to obtain a license. Murphy is vowing to undo Christie’s regulation which would return the almost unattainable standard for anyone to obtain a concealed carry license, proving that Murphy, like most Democrats care anything about the safety of their citizens.