Chris Christie announces plan to review New Jersey gun laws

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On the cusp of a Presidential bid, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) late Monday announced that the state’s gun purchase and permitting laws would be under official review.

Christie by executive order directed that those who apply for a permit to purchase a firearm and has a special danger should have a decision within 14 days, down from the current state mandate of 30. He also announced plans for a commission to examine further changes to the state’s firearms laws.

This comes after much negative media attention to the case of Carol Bowne, a 39-year-old Camden woman who was stabbed to death by an ex-boyfriend in her yard. Bowne had applied for a permit to purchase a firearm more than a month before that fateful day but was still waiting for it to process.

Christie contends that he is a man of action when it comes to fixing the state’s gun laws.

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