Christie Reveals Anti Gun-Owner Stance

allfavorguncontrol_obama_closeupIn a move that did not surprise New Jersey gun owners, Governor Chris Christie made it clear that he is no friend of the “right to keep and Bear Arms” (RKBA) in New Jersey. As revealed in an email from a spokesman for the governor, Christie has not changed his position since his 2009 campaign when he told The Record:

“I believe that each state should have the right to make firearms laws as they see fit. I don’t believe it’s right for the federal government to get into the middle of this and decide firearms laws for the people of the state of New Jersey.”

This in spite of the fact that the state’s entire NJ Republican delegation in the House voted for a bill that would grant National Reciprocity to any U.S. citizen who has a legitimate license to carry a discreet handgun in their home state for self-defense (please see following article):

Christie opposes handgun leniency

Once again, Chris Christie turns his back on Conservative Republicans and the freedom loving people of New Jersey and sides with the likes of super liberals like Frank Lautenberg and Loretta Weinberg. He could not make his distrust of legal, law-abiding firearms owners any clearer.

For some inconceivable reason, our governor fails to understand several key points regarding legal firearms ownership. First of all, it is a fundamental unalienable right of a free human to use arms to protect their life, loved ones and property. Second, in recognition of this right, the founders codified in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”. Since that is a FEDERALLY mandated admonition, it is entirely appropriate that the RKBA be recognized on a National basis WITHOUT interference from the states or anyone else.

The bill in question is H.R.822. This bill does not allow dangerous criminals to carry firearms in New Jersey. It simply allows those law-abiding individuals who have gone through the legal process of obtaining a carry permit in their home state to carry discreetly in any state. It prevents law-abiding carry permit holders from having their legitimate RIGHTS infringed upon by people like Chris Christie.

Considering that our governor will not allow the decent law-abiding citizens of our OWN state to legally carry a discreet handgun for self-defense, it is no surprise that he opposes this bill. Governor Christie’s inability to understand the basic laws of nature (such as the morality of self-defense) and the dictates of the Constitution he has sworn to uphold has kept NJ citizens in a constant state of victimization. If you are prevented from defending your life and your family once you leave your doorstep, you are forced into being a potential victim. The fact that more than 40 of the 50 states routinely issue concealed carry permits to their law-abiding citizens should be duly noted here. Furthermore, it has been more than adequately demonstrated by Professor John Lott in his book “More Guns Less Crime” that as legal gun ownership increases, violent crime decreases. There is no excuse for treating NJ citizens as second class Americans.

I encourage each and every respectable law-abiding person in New Jersey to write to the governor and to the Senators of this and other states and tell them that you support their efforts to pass Bill H.R.822 and stop the victimization of so many decent fellow Americans.


Frank Jack Fiamingo is the President of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society - - the most active organization fighting for the right to keep and bear arms in New Jersey.

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  1. Be wary of RINOS in Sheep’s clothing!

  2. Old Mc Donald says:

    Just what did you all expect. Kyrillos the Greek and Driscoll with a C negative rating from the NRA ?. If this is the crap coming out of Trenton and Hackensack in 2012 Menendez will win.

  3. NV Silver Dollar says:

    Christie fits the archetype of the Northeastern RINO so well just as Tommy Kean did. He and many others from the Northeast such as the Maine sisters make everything worse for the rest of the country.
    New York set the precedent with Dewey, Rockefeller, Javits and Lindsey. These guys may be dead, but their spirit lives on in Governor Christie. And I thought that he would actually make a difference for you guys. Like his doppelganger Ralph Kramden, he has a BIIIIIIG MOUTH!

  4. Ed Mazlish says:

    It is not some “inconceivable reason” that motivates Governor Christie on this and other issues. It is entirely explcable. It is his belief that “federalist experimentation” is a legitimate rationalization for justifying Big Government. He is not the only Republican who believes that. Mitt Romney does it with Obamneycare. Rick Perry does it with the HPV vaccine. They are not the only Republicans - this is a major fault line within the Republican Party that afflicts many, many Republicans. The GOP needs a “come to Jesus moment” with respect to ending support of Big Government so long as it is implemented at the state or local level. Individual liberty is not subject to majrotiarian preference at any level of government.

  5. Avi says:

    Thanks Frank for another great article Unfortunately Writing letters doesn’t work in n.j I’ve tried it you just get back some nonsensical Answer. what we have to start doing are massive Protests in trenton with signs which humiliate the politicians

  6. Old Mc Donald says:

    Avi good point. Not just in Trenton, all county committee people all across NJ should stop behaving like sheep and open up their mouth at meetings and conventions that they will actively campaign against any candidate who does not support CCW in NJ

  7. I think what we need are (and I hesitate to use these words based on their recent evil connotation) “Community Organizers” - people who are actually willing to get out there into their community and organize like-minded people into informed voting blocks. Up until now, the only successful political bosses seem to have been those who organize the “moochers”. What *WE* need is someone who will help organize the “producers” and those who understand that you don’t deserve what you haven’t earned!!!

  8. John Daly says:

    ooooh Mr Christie what’s tomorrow going to bring, you don’t like amendment 1 too ?. Anyone who calls Christie a conservative is an ignorant moron. His silly threats of intimidation and his big boy bully act has worn out in NJ. Conservatives are standing up to you toe to toe. ooops sorry you cant see your toes or the constitution you obese disgusting excuse of a human being.