Chris Christie Pessimistic About Gun Law Reform

Unfortunately, the Governor is right. New Jersey is probably the most hostile legislature in the country when it comes to gun rights. Christie is coming at this issue in the same manner the Obama Administration is, in that he’d really prefer it go away, doesn’t want to burn any political capital on the issue, but at the same time doesn’t want to piss anyone off too much.

7 thoughts on “Chris Christie Pessimistic About Gun Law Reform”

  1. Then how about a full pardon for Brian Aitken instead of a mere commutation?

  2. Because Aitken didn’t ask for a full pardon. You have to admit guilt to receive a pardon, which would screw up Aitken’s appeal.

  3. NJ or no, it doesn’t endear me to the Guv. Keep up the good work, Christie. In New Jersey. For many many years to come.

  4. That’s actually a rather reassuring statement from Governor Christie on the subject. The proof will be in what happens when and if a bill on the subject hits his desk, of course…

  5. I think you’re right: It’d take integrity and lots of political capital to effect an internal solution, against a well established and indoctrinated base of deeply seated anti gun mentality.

    Republican governors in NJ exist solely for one reason: to create a budget surplus for the use of subsequent Democratic administrations, and to get blamed and killed in the polls for the “drastic measures” necessary to create that surplus.

    It sounds like Christie is being smart, and even if he actually has a pro gun bone in his body…which is a debatable proposition, he’s probably hoping it will come from outside, in the form of a court judgment following up on Heller & McDonald.

  6. Christie doesn’t have the political capital to do anything about the gun laws. He’s busy directly attacking the democratic machine. Ask next term – or wait for the horse to sing.

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