Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon), a longtime sponsor of the bill to ban .50-caliber weapons in New Jersey, released the following statement Friday after Gov. Christie vetoed the bill:
“The Governor has failed to support a very common sense reform and the consequences could be grave.
?These firearms suit only military-trained snipers in war-time tactical procedures against enemy combatants. They have absolutely no legitimate sporting purpose or place in everyday society.
?Not banning them is careless and counterproductive to public safety and common sense gun violence prevention.”