Chris Christie, NRA Shill?

If only it were actually true.  New Jersey is a tough state.  Christie is not going to be able to be overtly pro-gun in his rhetoric, and still come out in the race.  It’s one of the few states I know of where politicians smear their opponents as being pro-gun, and it actually works.  Christie will be an improvement over Corzine, and will at least block New Jersey’s laws from getting any worse.  Don’t expect him to lead the charge on concealed carry, or repealing New Jersey’s assault weapons ban, but being able to stop bad legislation is an advantage, and is step one in turning things around.

New Jersey has been on this path in 1966, when it passed most of its onerous gun laws.  It’s going to be tough to get things turned around, and it’s going to take a long time.  But I admire the folks who stay there, and don’t give up.  It prevents the anti-gun folks from moving on to other states.

3 thoughts on “Chris Christie, NRA Shill?”

  1. I said it before, I’ll say it again: Only with Steve Lonegan as New Jersey’s governor will there be any discussion of reforming the gun laws.

  2. It would be great to replace Corzine with any Republican. Further erosion of our rights, and further wasteful spending would be halted. But to make real reforms and roll back the damage done will require some serious gains in the legislature.

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