Christie vetoes gun-magazine restriction bill

Christie vetoes gun-magazine restriction bill

[Ed. – That’s one, anyway.]

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a gun control bill Wednesday that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

In his veto message, the Republican governor rejected the idea that limiting the number of bullets that guns can hold will put an end to mass shootings, calling it a “simplistic” and “trivial” approach. The bill would have reduced the legal ammunition capacity from 15 to 10 rounds.

In the bill’s place, Christie called for a series of reforms to mental illness treatment, including a new standard that would make it easier to commit people involuntarily.

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“Mass violence will not end by changing the number of bullets loaded into a gun,” said Christie, whose stance on guns is being watched closely ahead of a potential run for president in 2016. …

Democratic Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, a lead sponsor of the legislation, slammed the governor’s decision and suggested Christie was pandering to the primary voters he may end up courting.

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