Christie is a moving target on guns
On Thursday afternoon some conservative activists who had met with Governor Chris Christie only a couple hours earlier were shocked to hear him attack the NRA for their ad pointing out that President Obama is a hypocrite for refusing to provide the same protection for school children that is provided to his own children.
A couple hours before calling the NRA “reprehensible” at a Trenton press conference, Christie had met with about 100 conservative activists organized by Americans for Prosperity. The meeting took place at the State House. When asked by the activists if he supported the 2nd Amendment and gun rights, Christie warmly replied in the affirmative and even promised to come to a pro-2nd Amendment rally on February 8, if his schedule permits it.
Frank Fiamingo, President of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, expressed surprise when informed of the Governor’s very different responses to reporters at his press conference than he was hearing for himself just a couple of hours earlier.
As the press conference continued, Christie refused to answer questions about his position on a federal assault weapons ban or on President Obama’s proposed ban on magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.
The Governor’s statements and difference in tone at the press conference was confusing and left some conservatives wondering if the meeting a couple hours earlier had been for real. It looks like Christie hasn’t made up his mind on this issue. Expect Democrats like Senators Barbara Buono, a candidate for Governor, and Dick Codey, a possible gubernatorial candidate, to keep pressing him on it.
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