Christie Pocket Vetoes Bill to Keep Guns Away from Dangerous Criminals
(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Tim Eustace released the following statement Tuesday after Gov. Chris Christie pocket vetoed his bill (A-4182 from last session) to prohibit persons who have been convicted of carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering or terroristic threats from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm:
“Gov. Christie’s failure to act is incomprehensible.
“Gov. Christie likes to spout platitudes about public safety, but his failure to act on a no-brainer bill supported by Democrats and Republicans alike calls into question his ability to lead and even think clearly.
“Thanks to Gov. Christie, those who have been convicted of carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering or terroristic threats can purchase, own, possess and control a firearm. Gun rights groups don’t even support giving such people guns. The governor’s failure is scary and inexplicable.
“Gov. Christie has put the people of New Jersey in danger.”