NJ Lawmaker's Handgun Bill: Good And Bad

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Legislation introduced by State Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May) would make it easier for New Jersey residents to carry handguns-but at the monetary expense of these lawful gun owners. The bill would allow residents to carry handguns if they go through a background check, complete courses in firearms safety and the lawful use of force, pass a test and pay an annual $500 fee. On the other hand, current state law only gives carry permits to those who demonstrate a "justifiable need" to their local police chief and then a Superior Court judge - a nearly impossible hurdle. Cam Edwards speaks with Scott Bach of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs about the new bill. Originally aired 9/27/2010.