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Blue states scramble for fixes after Supreme Court eases rules on concealed carry of pistols

Blue-state leaders are scrambling to draft legislative fixes in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that imperiled state laws requiring people to show “proper cause” to carry a firearm.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat in one of several states directly impacted, signed an executive order Friday directing all state departments and agencies to come up with ways to regulate how and when guns may be carried or displayed.

More notably, he plans to work with legislators to “expand the number and types” of so-called sensitive places where the public carry of a firearm would be prohibited.