Christie ducks question on New Jersey gun bill
May 13th, 2014
08:18 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie ducks question on New Jersey gun bill

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wouldn't say Tuesday whether he'd sign a bill moving through the state legislature that would toughen the state's gun laws.

He was asked by a caller to his monthly "Ask the Governor" program on New Jersey 101.5 about his stance on the measure proposing to reduce the capacity of ammunition magazines that gun owners are permitted to carry.

Christie said he would review whatever final version of the bill that reaches his desk.

"I can't tell you what I'm going to do with the bill until that bill hits my desk," he said. "I'm not going to prejudge anything."

The state Senate voted Tuesday to approve the bill, which now heads back to the Assembly with changes. If finalized, it will be sent to Christie's desk where he'll have 45 days to decide whether to sign it.

Christie, who's one of several Republicans considering running for president in 2016, has been accused by some conservatives of being too moderate on certain issues.

Pressed about his stance on gun control, independent of the pending bill, Christie pivoted back to the New Jersey legislation.

"When it comes to my desk, I will make a decision."

CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Gun control • New Jersey
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. The Worried Citizen

    I wish and hope that the governor vetoes the upcoming bill and preserves what New Jersey already has. I wish that they would relax the laws were they need to be and not restrict it more than it is now.

    May 13, 2014 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Pass gun-ban laws. Just like ny.

    May 13, 2014 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  3. S. B. Stein

    He's avoiding it. There is some truth to saying that though because it could have things he couldn't stomach unlike all kinds of food.

    May 13, 2014 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  4. smith1

    he ducks a lot of stuff.

    May 13, 2014 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  5. Chris-E...al

    Guns G0d and old Glory . We love you all . Amen .

    May 13, 2014 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |