Johnson Statement on Christie Pocket Veto of Childproof Handgun Bill

“Gov. Christie’s failure to improve New Jersey’s public safety is inexcusable.”

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released the following statement Tuesday after Gov. Chris Christie pocket vetoed legislation (A-4717) he sponsored to requires retailers to sell personalized handguns, also known as smart guns, in the same manner as other handguns:

“Gov. Christie has put special interests ahead of protecting children from gun violence. That’s deplorable.
“This bill was very simple – encourage the sale of personalized handguns that may only be fired by an authorized or recognized user. This is, quite simply, an attempt to protect children from gun violence, especially accidental shootings, but the governor wasn’t even interested enough to act.
“Gov. Christie’s failure to improve New Jersey’s public safety is inexcusable.”