Gov. Chris Christie Vetoes Gun Bill Intended to Protect Domestic Violence Victims
Republican presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey conditionally vetoed a bill on Nov. 9 which would have banned those convicted of domestic violence and individuals subject to a domestic violence restraining order from owning a gun.
In his rejection message, Christie suggested harsher penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence and making it easier for victims to buy guns.
“We should favor new and sensible improvements to our laws rather than restatements of existing protections,” Christie wrote, according to nj.com.
Lawmakers who supported the bill were stunned by the veto.