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New Jersey Governor and presidential candidate Chris Christie said that he is not in favor of passing new gun control laws after yesterday’s high-profile murders by a gay black Obama supporter who had hoped to trigger a race war:
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said Thursday that enforcing existing gun laws should take precedence over new legislation, a day after the deadly shooting of two journalists during a live broadcast.
“I’ll tell you what I am more scared of, I’m more scared of criminals than I am of guns,” the 2016 presidential contender said during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
“The deaths are an awful tragedy, but let’s focus on what the real problem is: We’re not enforcing the law in this country,” Christie added in another interview on “Fox & Friends.” “We’ve got plenty of laws on the books that deal with gun violence; we just don’t enforce them.”
On Wednesday, a reporter and a camera man for local Virginia station WDBJ7 were slain while conducting an interview on camera. The suspected gunman later committed suicide while being apprehended by police.