State Assembly advances legislation regarding concealed carry permits

The state Assembly has advanced strong gun legislation regarding concealed carry permits.
The bill would require comprehensive background checks for such permits and would prevent permit holders from carrying guns inside government buildings, sporting arenas and schools.
The bills were introduced in the wake of a United States Supreme Court decision regarding the concealed carry of firearms.
“Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down over a century of commonsense gun safety laws,” state Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin wrote in a statement. “While I strongly disagree with that decision, our action today shows New Jersey is leading with responsible action to keep our families and neighborhoods safe from gun violence.”
State lawmakers say they want to ensure the safety of the public and continue to have lower gun death rates.