Christie Says NJ Does Not Need More Gun Laws
By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
Trenton. July 23, 2012
Just days after the shootings at a movie theater in Colorado, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says it's not the time to be discussing tougher gun laws.
Christie says he’s disturbed some politicians are trying to score political points by what he calls grandstanding about gun laws in the aftermath of the Colorado tragedy which left 12 dead.
“I feel awfully for those families, and this is just not the appropriate time to be grandstanding about gun laws. Can we at least get through the initial grief and tragedy for these families before we start making them political pawns?”
In response to questions from reporters, Christie says New Jersey doesn’t need more gun laws and should aggressively enforce the ones already on the books.
Senate President Steve Sweeney agrees, saying no law, no matter how tough, would be enough to stop a mad man.
© 2012 WBGO News
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