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Greenwald: Christie’s 2016 Ambitions Put NJ At Risk With Gun Violence Vetoes

(TRENTON)–New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement in response to Governor Chris Christie vetoing legislation to prevent gun violence in New Jersey:

“Today is a dark day for New Jersey. With the stroke of his veto pen, Chris Christie has put New Jersey communities at risk of serious gun violence.

“New Jerseyans of all political stripes agree: we need common-sense gun violence prevention, including stronger background checks that keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of criminals. In rejecting stronger background checks, Chris Christie has put his national political ambitions ahead of protecting New Jersey’s families from being ripped apart by senseless gun violence. The governor’s actions today are truly shameful.”