I don’t have a whole lot of faith in NJ Governor Chris Christie choosing the side of the 2nd amendment when it comes to a recent gun control bill passed in the NJ senate today. But if he has any chance of being the GOP nominee for president his hopes would be dashed if he even flinches on this one.
A recent pair of gun laws passed in the NJ senate were the culmination of backroom deals that neither listened to gun owners or respected 2nd amendment rights. One bill lowers the legal magazine capacity to 10 rounds instead of 15, while the other bill is a feeble attempt to appease gun owners when traveling. The latter would supposedly protect gun owners while transporting firearms in the state, but the language is so awful and ambiguous that it’s obviously just an attempt to look non-partisan.
But the laws were passed in the NJ senate along party lines, with not a single democrat voting against the bills and not a single republican voting for them. And now it’s up to Gov. Chris Christie and his pen.
The NRA-ILA gave the following information about the bill:
Today, the New Jersey Senate approved a pair of damaging gun control bills. Senate Bill 993, sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37) would further restrict New Jersey’s magazine capacity restriction from 15 to 10 rounds, passed on a party line 21 to 17 vote.
Also today, the state Senate passed Assembly Bill 2777 on a party line 21 to 17 vote. The bill sponsor, Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (D-38), purported to introduce A.2777 as a fix to the state’s longstanding transportation law which has ensnared honest, law-abiding gun owners. However, Second Amendment supporters were never consulted on its language and were ignored when they proposed a one-word amendment to fix the bill. It’s clear that anti-gun state legislators have no intention of offering a genuine solution and are simply playing political games in Trenton.
During the legislative process, both bills were amended by the state Senate, and must therefore be returned to the House for its concurrence. Due to the fact that the Assembly has already adopted early versions of these bills, the outcome is likely a foregone conclusion and the legislation’s next stop will be Governor Chris Christie (R).
Using the contact information provided below, please call Governor Christie and ask him to oppose and veto these dangerous bills, S.993 and A.2777, which do nothing except punish law-abiding gun owners.
Governor Chris Christie:
Operators are standing by, ladies and gentleman.
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