Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) issued the following statement Wednesday on Gov. Christie’s veto of legislation (A-3689) he sponsored that was designed to counter efforts by the administration to weaken gun safety regulations:
“The Governor’s conditional veto is proof that he is out of touch with the overriding sentiments of New Jersey residents, the majority of whom support gun safety.
“Our country has seen nothing short of an epidemic of gun violence in the past decade, from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Because of our proactive approach to cracking down on gun violence, we have been fortunate that our state’s stringent laws have stopped a great deal of that violence at our border.
“This makes the Governor’s recommendations all the more dismaying. Issuing concealed carry permits to every pizza delivery boy in the state won’t make us any safer as a community. I am extremely disappointed in this short-sighted action taken by Governor Christie.”