Governor Chris Christie has received a lot of flack for his record on guns in New Jersey, and the other Republican presidential candidates let him know it in the last debate.
Now it seems the Governor is trying to change his image on guns with the latest veto of a gun law that would have required gun shops to sell so called “smart guns”.
According to CBS New York,
The New Jersey Senate voted 22-15 in favor of the bill in December 2015. The legislation would repeal parts of an older law that lawmakers say resulted in fewer personalized handguns being sold in New Jersey.
Christie, who is seeking the GOP nomination for president, pocket vetoed the measure on Tuesday.
The veto comes as Christie seeks to persuade Republican primary voters to support his candidacy and as his on guns has changed over time.
New Jersey lawmakers also failed to override another gun legislation bill vetoed by Christie, which would require potential gun buyers to to clear a mental health record and to notify law enforcement officials of their petition.
As a candidate for state office two decades ago, he supported a ban on assault weapons, a position at odds with many conservative voters.