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Chris Christie Rejects Gun Control Bill

Arash Zandi |
July 3, 2014 | 1:06 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Chris Christie has vetoed similar gun control bills in the past. (Twitter/@CitizenGO)
Chris Christie has vetoed similar gun control bills in the past. (Twitter/@CitizenGO)
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rejected a gun control bill on Wednesday that would have reduced the size of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10, according to The Daily Beast.

“It simply defies common sense to believe that imposing a new and entirely arbitrary number of bullets that can be lawfully loaded into a firearm will somehow eradicate, or even reduce, future instances of mass violence,” said Christie.

The bill’s supporters include the parents of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings, who argue that the bill will force shooters to stop and reload, in effect making mass shootings less deadly.

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Christie added that the veto came after the parents arrived in Trenton with a petition filled with thousands of signatures supporting the bill.

Instead of approving the bill, Christie proposed bills such as improving the treatment for people suffering from mental health crises as well as improving standards for treating patients in outpatient clinics.

Democratic legislators accused Christie of pandering to potential voters, as he is considered a frontrunner for the Republican candidate in the 2016 election.


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