Carol Bowne was murdered in her driveway by a vengeful ex-boyfriend while waiting more than a month for a simple permit to purchase from her local law enforcement agency. In the wake of that deadly delay, Governor Chris Christie ordered a commission to review the state’s abusive gun control laws which favor criminals over law-abiding citizens.

They have finally come to the (obvious) conclusion that New Jersey’s gun control laws are insane:

A commission created by Gov.¬†Chris Christie to examine New Jersey’s tough gun ownership and possession laws on Monday recommended the laws be loosened to allow broader access to those seeking to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense.

The New Jersey Firearm Purchase and Permitting Study Commission was¬†established on the eve of Christie’s presidential campaign last June.

Late Monday afternoon, the commission released its report through the governor’s office, calling on the state to “broaden … the statutory requirement that an applicant must demonstrate a ‘justifiable need’ to carry a handgun.”

Those who can can demonstrate an urgent need for self-protection “by articulating serious threats, specific threats or previous attacks which demonstrate a special danger to the applicant’s life … could obtain a carry permit if they otherwise qualify.”

The commission was created partly in response to the murder of Carol Bowne, a Berlin Township woman murdered in her driveway by her ex-boyfriend, against whom she held a domestic violence protective order, while her application for a handgun permit was still being processed.

The deeply liberal state still won’t come close to recognizing the fact that citizens have a natural right to armed self-defense, and will not revise their laws so that permits are “shall issue.”

Frankly, this commission seems to be a political creation in hopes of furthering Christie’s presidential aspirations, and if I were a New Jersey resident, I’d look upon the commission’s findings with great skepticism until they actually revise the processes by which permits are given.