Chris Christie on The Second Amendment
Governor Christie supports gun conrtrol laws. He has supported the assault weapons ban, opposes concealed carry laws, and supports the New Jersey one gun per month law.
While running for Assemblyman in 1995 Chris Christie put out a campaign flyer noting his support for the assault weapons ban. He called the support for repealing the ban dangerous, crazy, and radical.
In 2009 while seeking the Governor's office in 2009, US Attorney Christie put out a fact sheet noting that he supported New Jersey's gun laws and opposed concealed carry laws. He mocked the idea that he "stood with the NRA."
After assuming office, Governor Christie supported a recently passed New Jersey that only allowed each person to purchase one handgun per day.
In 1995, Chris Christie was campaigning for Assemblyman in New Jersey. He put out a campaign flyer noting his support for the assault weapons ban.
Gubernatorial Campaign Fact Sheet
During the 2009 gubernatorial campaign, US Attorney Chris Christie put out a fact sheet detailing his responses to a number of accusations made by Governor Corzine. One of those accusations was that Chris Christie does not support the assault weapons ban. Christie notes that this is not the case.
Corzine Lie: Christie stands with the NRA
FACT: Chris Christie supports the assault weapons ban and all current gun laws. He opposes attempts to permit conceal and carry laws in New Jersey – hardly the NRA position.
Unlike Jon Corzine, Chris Christie will strictly enforce the gun laws against violent criminals, ending parole against violent felons and making bail harder to get for violent felons. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, under Christie, did nearly 800 gun cases and broke up violent gangs in Camden, East Orange, Newark and Asbury Park, jailing hundreds of gang members. Here’s Corzine’s record: murders increased 9% last year, rapes jumped by 15% and burglaries increased by 7%. (Source: NJ Uniform Crime Report, 2008). While Jon Corzine wants to use gun laws to play the typical petty politics of the past, Chris Christie would toughen gun laws to fight criminals and make New Jersey safer – another job Jon Corzine has failed in as Governor.
One Gun a Month Law
Prior to Governor Christie taking office, Governor Corzine signed legislation that would limit the purchase of firearms to one a month. The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs filed a lawsuit declaring the legislation illegal. After assuming office, Governor Christie called for the dismissal of the lawsuit.
In 2009, Governor Christie appeared on the Sean Hannity show and spoke about firearms in general. He notes that not every person should be allowed to purchase firearms.
Christie: We have a densely populated state and there’s a big handgun problem in New Jersey. Now, I don’t support all the things that the governor supports, by a long stretch. But on certain gun control issues, looking at it from a law enforcement perspective, seeing how many police officers were killed — we have an illegal gun problem in New Jersey.
Hannity: Should every citizen in your state be allowed to get a licensed weapon if they want one?
Christie: In New Jersey, that’s not going to happen, Sean.
Christie: Listen, with the Democratic Legislature that we have, there is no way those type of things -
Hannity: Would you support it.”
Christie: Listen, at the end of the day, what I support are common sense laws that will allow people to protect themselves. But I also am very concerned about the safety of our police officers on the streets. Very concerned. And I want to make sure that we don’t have an abundance of guns out there.
 Website: Politicker New Jersey Article: Christie on guns Author: Wally Edge Accessed on: 10/03/2011