A new bill in New Jersey is setting off a gun debate in the state.
The bill, SB 828, would require any person who holds a concealed carry permit to obtain a new one every two years, a requirement that has not been previously implemented in the Garden State.
The new law also would require the state to require a criminal background check for any person purchasing a firearm.
The governor, who is expected to sign the bill into law, says the law would allow New Jerseyans to keep guns safely at home and to prevent potential mass shootings.
“We know this is an issue that needs to be addressed,” Gov.
Chris Christie said in a statement to ABC News.
“The New Jersey Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security are working closely with our state’s law enforcement partners and the Governor’s office to ensure the new law is effective and safe for our citizens.”ABC News’ Andrew Gomberg contributed to this report.ABC News: New Jersey gun bill passed unanimously in Assembly.