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Governor Chris Christie

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)

Bellevue, WA -( New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of gun control legislation, blasting its proponents for offering a “simplistic solution” to a complex problem with violent crime is the kind of wake-up call too few executives are willing to make, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.

Gov. Christie vetoed Assembly Bill 2006, which would have decreased magazine capacity from 15 to ten rounds, telling gun control proponents, “We ignore the hard for the expedient, the controversial for the safely familiar, and the costly for those cheaply recycled answers that never really address the root causes.”

“Considering the tremendous pressure that was exerted on the governor by gun prohibitionists from all over the country, it took a clear understanding that penalizing law-abiding citizens rather than punishing criminals is a far more effective deterrent to violent crime,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “We join our good friends at the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs and the New Jersey Second Amendment Society in congratulating the governor’s correct decision, and we encourage Garden State citizens to call and thank the governor.”

In his veto message, Gov. Christie recalled that the legislature enacted a magazine capacity restriction in 1990, and now, in response to recent tragedies, anti-gun state lawmakers wanted to reduce magazine capacity even more. The governor called this “the very embodiment of reform in name only.”

“New Jersey anti-gunners have traditionally tried to fool their constituents and the press by pushing measures that only appear to do something while accomplishing nothing,” Gottlieb said. “This makes for good sound bites, but bad policy. It creates a false sense of security right up to the next tragedy.

“Obviously,” he concluded, “Gov. Christie believes that we can no longer afford the illusion of public safety at the expense of law-abiding gun owners. Lawmakers need to make hard choices, and politically correct expediency is no longer an option.”

About The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

  • 4 User comments to “CCRKBA Congratulates Christie for Veto of Extremist Gun Measure”

    1. I find it absolutely mind boggeling that everyone thinks they should thank Gov.Christie for the veto ! Why in the hell do you thank a politician for doing what he took an oath to do in the first place ? He just did what he was suppose to do,uphold the Constitution of the United States of America !

    2. He should have started along time ago. Sorry fatso , anyone but YOU !
      The gov only goes with the polls.

    3. Chuck on July 8, 2014 at 9:22 AM said:

      It must be election year for him. When the polls close so will his pro gun opinion.

    4. TheHolyCrow on July 8, 2014 at 9:26 PM said:

      At the end of the day, Christie DID do the right thing and uphold the Constitution. Let’s give the man credit where credit is due. With all the assaults on our Bill of Rights (think indefinite detention such as Susan Lindauer suffered) , it’s time that we as Americans stand up and INSIST that the supreme law of the land be followed. Hang the traitors to the US Constitution, after a fair trial and a good tar and feathering, of course. And that includes the horse they rode in on too.

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