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Saturday, August 17, 2013

With Eye on 2016, Christie Vetoed Gun Control Bills

Last night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed 3 gun-control bills considered to be the worst of the lot that passed this year. The story is here.

The bills included a ban on .50 rifles and special encoding of drivers licenses for gun owners. Pro-rights activists in New Jersey had been hopeful Christie might veto the bills since he did not act on them when he acted on other gun related bills earlier in August.

The actions, while good news for New Jersey gun owners, does little to bolster the pro-rights credibility of Christie. But he is likely more interested in looking like he can find a "middle ground" to support the storyline that Republicans need to run candidates who can appeal to "independents."

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