❝Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday nixed a bill that would have barred carjackers or anyone convicted of gang activity or terroristic threats from owning or purchasing a firearm.
Christie, who’s seeking the Republican nomination for president, failed to act on the bill (A4182) by its end-of-legislative session deadline, effectively killing a measure that received overwhelming bipartisan support in the state Legislature…
That’s called a pocket veto. He has more than bills in his pants, obviously.
❝Under current law, people convicted of certain serious crimes, such as aggravated assault, arson, burglary, homicide, extortion, endangering the welfare of a child, stalking and burglary, are not allowed to own or purchase a firearm in the state.
The bill sought to add people convicted of “carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering and terroristic threats” to that list.
The bill passed the State Assembly 68 to 0, the State Senate 37 to 0.
❝Christie’s office declined to offer insight into the reason for the veto…
Some people choose intelligent allies. Some pick friends for favors. Some kiss butt because they’re opportunists and cowards. Which one is Christie?