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Gun Control Is Just One Of The Many Problems With Chris Christie

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Gun Control Is Just One Of The Many Problems With Chris Christie

We already nominated a moderate, Northeastern Republican in 2012. Let’s not make the same mistake twice.

There’s some talk about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie becoming a viable contender for the 2016 Republican nomination. That is until you look at his record on Second Amendment rights. Yes, many in the base know Gov. Christie is a squish on gun rights. And, that might be why his candidacy could end before it begins.

We already nominated a moderate, Northeastern Republican in 2012. Let’s not make the same mistake twice.

Like defending life, support for the Second Amendment makes up one off the cornerstones of American conservatism. Earlier this month, Gov. Christie vetoed a magazine reduction bill, which is a good thing.

But, last week the Daily Beast published a piece that showed how Mr. Christie really feels about gun rights:

Christie’s first two campaigns were run on his support of New Jersey’s assault weapons ban, in place since 1990, which includes the 15-round magazine cap.
In April 1993, the future governor (then just a lawyer) announced he would run for the State Senate. He told the Star-Ledger, “The issue which has motivated me to get into this race is the recent attempt by certain Republican legislators to repeal New Jersey’s ban on assault weapons…In today’s society no one needs a semiautomatic assault weapon…We already have too many firearms in our communities.” Christie said that while he absolutely supported the right to bear arms, he would prevent any “weakening” of existing gun laws. The campaign only lasted a week.

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