NJ Governor Christie Vetoes Bill That Would Have Banned Barrett .50 Caliber Rifle

August 16 2013
by GSL Staff
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Credit: Bob Jagendorf (CC License)Chris Christie, the Republican governor of NJ has been somewhat controversial during his tenure as the leader of the Garden State.

Earlier this month, Christie signed 10 gun bills. Two of the bills have the potential to strip NJ residents of their Second Amendment rights without due process of law.

Today, Christie did a 180 and vetoed a bill that would have banned the Barrett .50 caliber rifle, one of the most powerful rifles available to civilians.

The rifle is quite expensive and large. This combined with the fact that the ammunition is also pricey and hard to find means the Barrett is rarely used in crimes.

It is obvious that banning the rifle would have had zero effect on crime, and only affect law abiding citizens.

Strangely, Christie was one of the proponents of the very same bill he voted earlier in the year.

Christie, who some speculate is considering a presidential run in 2016, is struggling to appeal to GOP base voters and socially conservative voters. Maybe this most recent veto is an attempt to get back into conservatives good graces.

Source: Washington Post

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