Chris Christie Nudged By Gun Rights Group In Key Primary State
From Huffington Post:
NEWARK, N.J., Aug 2 (Reuters) - A gun-rights group in the bellwether presidential primary state of New Hampshire has warned New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that signing gun control bills passed by his state’s Legislature could have consequences if he runs for president in 2016.
The Pro-Gun New Hampshire coalition urged its members this week to call and email Christie to ask him to veto the proposed laws, posing a political dilemma for Christie as he seeks re-election in November in the Democratic-leaning state while also eyeing the national stage.
Pro-Gun New Hampshire is targeting four bills that have been passed by the New Jersey Legislature: One bill would ban .50 caliber rifles, another would require police to report lost and stolen firearms to a federal database, a third would create a system for instant background checks during gun purchases and a fourth bill would ban gun sales to anyone on a watch list of militants.
Christie has until September to sign or veto the bills.
A Quinnipac University poll conducted in January indicated that 58% of New Jersey voters favor stricter gun restrictions.
Listen to New Jersey’s residents or listen to a group whose support Christie will likely need if he runs for President in 2016.
Good luck walking that tightrope, Governor.