New Jersey State Senator Jeff Van Drew would like to change the laws regarding handguns in the state. Van Drew introduced a bill last week that would permit residents to carry handguns if they go through a background check, complete safety courses, pass a test, and pay a fee to the state of $500 annually. Right now, residents can only carry handguns if they demonstrate need to their police chief and a Superior Court judge. Van Drew recently opposed another handgun law that would allow someone to purchase one handgun a month in the state. Van Drew says his proposed law is somewhat like in other neighboring states, including Pennsylvania.