Chris Christie on The Second Amendment

Last Updated : Oct 03, 2011

Summary

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.

 

Campaign Flyer

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.

 

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.

 

Hannity Apperance

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.

References

[1] Website: Politicker New Jersey Article: Christie on guns Author: Wally Edge Accessed on: 10/03/2011

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