New Jersey in trouble: Chris Christie Announces Expanded Gun Control Measures


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USAF_Vet
April 19, 2013, 10:55 PM
Days after the U.S. Senate killed off their gun control bill, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced expanded gun control measures in his state. The move isn’t likely to win him points with conservatives. In Christie’s plan he even bans a certain gun according to NJ101.5.

Read more about it here (http://kfyo.com/chris-christie-announces-expanded-gun-control-measures-for-new-jersey/)

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Franksterm1
April 19, 2013, 11:49 PM
With decisions like this, I'm thinking he's not getting the nomination, what a RINO

Geneseo1911
April 20, 2013, 12:00 AM
I dunno Frank; being a statist RINO seems to be a GOP POTUS candite prereq. these days.

Geneseo1911
April 20, 2013, 12:01 AM
Well, shoot. I'm sorry I wasted my 1000th post on Christie.

orionengnr
April 20, 2013, 12:01 AM
If Chris Christie is the best that NJ has to offer, all is lost.
He looks a lot like Michael Bloomberg, without the $ billions.

In NY or NJ, CT, and a bunch of other Northeast states, being one and a half hairs right of the cross-hair is enough to run as a "Republican"...and enough to be elected.
Yeah, I was born and raised in CT, so I have seen all of this. Google Dick Blumenthal, Oympia Snowe and Susan Collins for starters...and pm me if you want some more.

JRH6856
April 20, 2013, 12:16 AM
I didn't think gun measures in New Jersey could get much worse than they already are. :scrutiny:

A-FIXER
April 20, 2013, 12:41 AM
He won't survive the pre rep polls agains guns. rino.....:barf:

Prince Yamato
April 20, 2013, 02:31 AM
Toss him out!

Hacker15E
April 20, 2013, 07:46 AM
Good thing he is going to try to ban the Barrett, considering all of the people who have caused serious mayhem with one recently ever.

Good on him for taking relevant measures to reduce violent crime.

TheSaint
April 20, 2013, 07:52 AM
Barrett: The choice of gangbangers. Righhhhhhhhhhhhhhht....

Carl N. Brown
April 20, 2013, 07:55 AM
Banning the Barrett is a purely symbolic gesture.

But then, gun control has always been about symbol and not reality.

TheSaint
April 20, 2013, 07:58 AM
But of course. 15 gangbanger cars = 1 Barrett in price. Gun control is about political theater as you correctly noted.

sota
April 20, 2013, 09:05 AM
party's over. time to get back to work gents.

Deltaboy
April 20, 2013, 09:10 AM
Watch out I was explained to that his weight was OFF Limits here at the HR. He is killing any chance of getting elected because the South will not vote for him.

Sam1911
April 20, 2013, 09:18 AM
His weight is off-limits for the same reason that Dianne Feinstein's looks are. Utterly irrelevant to the problems these folks instigate, and dumbing down and blunting of our efforts by going for low, grade school cheap shots instead of incisive, intelligent assaults on their positions.

We are smarter and better than that. If you find yourself NOT above that sort of thing, we ask that you stay quiet while the adults are talking.

...


Anyway, does anyone have a text of a bill here? What's specifically being put on the table?

sota
April 20, 2013, 09:39 AM
it doesn't look like there's a bill yet, just him asking certain things to be introduced.

I'll start calling on Monday and blowing up his phone.
Guess I should also call his opponent(s) and see where they stand.

Pilot
April 20, 2013, 09:43 AM
It seems the majority of the people in states like NJ, NY, and CT want these draconian laws. They've been brainwashed. Over forty years of public schools, universities, and the media telling them they are better than us, more evolved, and enlightened without guns. Sad.

Christie is just a product of his constituency.

Sam1911
April 20, 2013, 09:45 AM
True! Which is why such places are a great spot to exercise that function of government which is to protect the rights of the minority from the wishes of the majority!

1911Tuner
April 20, 2013, 09:45 AM
Ah! The Barret .50 caliber. :eek:

Because they can be used to shoot down airplanes.

Never mind trying to explain to any of'em how hard it would be to even hit a commercial airliner with a single shot...at an unknown altitude, distance, speed, and angle...much less hit one in just the right place to compromise its flight capability. They've got their minds made up.

I know. I've tried. It's like arguing with a drunk.

wildbilll
April 20, 2013, 11:37 AM
Constitutional to ban a product by it's brand name?

beatledog7
April 20, 2013, 11:42 AM
Constitutional to ban a product by it's brand name?

I don't know the answer to that, but I'm certain the antis don't care to know the answer. They just want what they want.

heyjoe
April 20, 2013, 02:08 PM
Christie has now through his own actions, joined his fellow governor across the Hudson River, Cuomo, in assuring that he will never be president of the united states.

Bobk538447
April 20, 2013, 02:32 PM
I will vote Third Party this time if he is nominated!

zxcvbob
April 20, 2013, 02:45 PM
Constitutional to ban a product by it's brand name?


What a great question! Almost sounds like a Bill of Attainder, doesn't it? Almost.

flphotog
April 20, 2013, 03:55 PM
I'm glad I left nj 30 or more years ago, it used to be a decent place, but I guess things change. I still have a brother living there and I think ever he has gone over to the dark side.

Frank Ettin
April 20, 2013, 04:15 PM
What a great question! Almost sounds like a Bill of Attainder, doesn't it? Almost.Except almost only counts in horseshoes. We'll need to find a better basis for attack than that.

Jlr2267
April 20, 2013, 04:18 PM
Constitutional to ban a product by it's brand name?

Saturday Night Special laws come to mind. Although not a particular brand, many manufacturers (to remain nameless) became associated with this cheap class of firearm and their "brand" became synonymous with them.

glove
April 20, 2013, 04:50 PM
Such a nice guy lets keep on voting him in over and over again. Oh and lets run him for President. What is wrong with you people VOTE the BUM out.:banghead:

geekWithA.45
April 20, 2013, 05:17 PM
Historically, NJ was *never* in tune with the Liberty Thing. (tm).

There were mostly loyalists during the revolution, and statists ever since.

clutch
April 20, 2013, 05:23 PM
Just like a lot of dems recently ( and a few republicans) , he just flushed his future down the porcelain chair.

joeschmoe
April 20, 2013, 05:35 PM
Is it too late to give the NJ/NY back to England?

LevelHead
April 20, 2013, 07:29 PM
The problem isn't New Jersey. The problem is the crappy cities in the NE of NJ. I just did some digging and some math. The following counties are mostly close to NYC with a couple of exceptions, but all of them are the homes of the biggest cities in NJ:

Essex, Passaic, Camden, Mercer, Middlesex, Union, Hudson, and Bergen.

Combined, those eight counties have 5,065,901 (as per Wikipedia and 2012 census numbers). They also share a combined land area of 1,521 square miles. The entire state has 8,864,590 people and is 1,521 square miles in size.

In other words, 57% of the people in NJ live in 17% of the land. Where I live, people have guns, and horses, and acres of land. I run into my kids music teacher at the hardware store and we talk about guns, and chickens, and other such topics. All of these counties and the filthy cities within them are an hour or more drive away.

I propose that the counties surrounding NYC be annexed to NYC. I further propose that the remainder of the state, which just happens to be the "garden" part they talk about on the license plates, be left the Hell alone. Camden and Trenton should just be disposed of entirely. NYC can then be sawed off and left to float out to sea, or something.

I would also be OK with Pennsylvania taking over our part of the state, so long as they knock off all the Philadelphia politics that's creeping out (same people/land problem there too).

Midwest
April 20, 2013, 08:28 PM
Is it too late to give the NJ/NY back to England?
Give it back to the Dutch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Netherland


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/Nieuw_Nederland.png/250px-Nieuw_Nederland.png

sota
April 20, 2013, 08:48 PM
before you all throw us under the bus, could you at least give us a hand fighting off the plague?

I know I did it for you guys.

Midwest
April 20, 2013, 09:05 PM
before you all throw us under the bus, could you at least give us a hand fighting off the plague?

I know I did it for you guys.
I been a regular contributor to http://njgunforums.com/forum/ for awhile. I did a several write ups here and there on the history of the FID law and other firearms related laws through the past century.

I been trying to come up with ideas to help the situation. I have a few friends who live out that way. Some of them are gun neutral, neither for or against. But they are leaving the state in a few years because of the high taxes and other issues.

Educating the public is first and foremost, try to get more women involved in firearms. Oklahoma just made the news recently by someone starting an all women firearm training group.

The main problem besides the politicians, is that damned FID card. Get rid of that and you will have more people owning firearms. Multiple fees for the FPID, long waiting periods of weeks to months to get it , fingerprints , intrusive reference letters to the employer required by some towns, then another fee the state NICS fee of $18 are all contributing to lower firearms ownership.

Yet another problem is that people are leaving the state and not staying and fighting. (Can you blame them?) . There is no easy answer, except try to elect pro-gun politicians and educating the public.

TheSaint
April 21, 2013, 07:41 AM
before you all throw us under the bus, could you at least give us a hand fighting off the plague?

I know I did it for you guys.
I hear you! Having lived in both CA and IL, there are few states more anti-gun than those. Many, many good folks live in anti-gun states. In fact, the majority of Americans regardless of where they live are fairly pro-gun, or at least not strongly anti-gun.

It is the political powers that be and a few noisy troublemakers that advocate for gun control, not the vast majority of the populous. This is even true for states like IL, CA, NJ, NY and so forth. Gun control isn't so much a state issue, it is a big city elite versus everybody else issue.

OilyPablo
April 21, 2013, 09:36 AM
I try to help other states. I did my best for CO and NY. Man from CA was asking for help on another board - I must say the consensus is "You are on your own, because CA is too far gone". Not sure this is the healthiest thing - but sometimes battles must be chosen wisely.

TheSaint
April 21, 2013, 09:52 AM
Keep in mind folks that unconstitutional laws that are put on the books in ANY STATE give other legislatures stare decisis power to try and follow in their wake. Not to mention, we are all citizens and free men that should look out for our brothers behind enemy lines. Leave no man behind!

Midwest
April 21, 2013, 01:46 PM
Keep in mind folks that unconstitutional laws that are put on the books in ANY STATE give other legislatures stare decisis power to try and follow in their wake. Not to mention, we are all citizens and free men that should look out for our brothers behind enemy lines. Leave no man behind!
I believe Illinois and Massachusetts got their Firearms ID Card idea from New Jersey when NJ went that route all the way back in 1966. Illinois started their FOID in 1968 and Massachusetts FID scheme sometime later than that.

On the other hand there started to be push backs to all the anti-gun legislation in the 1980's and 1990's. I believe when some Illinois communities banned handgun ownership. Kennesaw Georgia made it a law that one must have a firearm in the home. That made headlines and made people take notice.

The Brady Bill and Assault weapons ban led to a push back where many states were passing pro conceal carry laws in the 1990's. All this anti-gun talk by the media and by the politicians are spurring people to buy firearms and ammo like it is going out of style.

People don't know what NJ gun owners have to put up in that state, unless one lives there or knows someone real well or does research on the laws of that state. I think the NRA and GOA need to look into what is going on with NJ with its anti-gun laws and what gun owners have to deal with.

Frank Ettin
April 21, 2013, 03:45 PM
...unconstitutional laws that are put on the books in ANY STATE give other legislatures stare decisis power to try and follow in their wake....No, the doctrine of stare decisis applies only in court and only within the particular court system in which the precedential ruling was made. So a ruling by the X Circuit does not apply by stare decisis in Y circuit, although Y Circuit could choose to follow it.

Thermactor
April 21, 2013, 04:55 PM
Ever since Christie did his buddy dance with the POTUS right before the reelection and bandied against Romney with his hurricane jibberish, I lost all of my respect for him.

3GunEric
April 21, 2013, 05:25 PM
I was born and lived for 21 years within sight of NJ. (S.E.PA) Years would go by w/o us ever entering that state. Anyone who thinks now is a good time to leave has had their head in the sand since 1970.

From Wild & Wonderful W.V.

Bob2222
April 21, 2013, 08:09 PM
Contrary view....

NJ Senate president Stephen Sweeney also has the Barrett .50 BMG on his proposed list of new laws, and neither Sweeney nor Christie are planning to introduce legislation to expand the state's current AWB, ban internet ammo sales, or reduce magazine capacity below the current 15 rounds.

I wouldn't be shocked to learn that Christie and Sweeney went out for coffee together and came up with this as a compromise. I

The NJ Assembly has proposed some Draconian legislation that's even worse than what's been passed or is proposed for NY, CT, MD, CA, DC and IL. Otherwise, much of the stuff Christie is proposing (like photo ID) is already being done, this just formalizes it.

A ban on new Barrett .50 BMG sales in the state is a sop to the gun grabbers in the NJ Assembly. The state is small and densely populated. The only place to shoot a Barrett .50 BMG that I know of in New Jersey is at Fort Dix, and it's by appointment only. This would most likely affect only a handful of people. If Sweeney needed to bring something back for his party, this is the one that would affect the fewest. Not that it's right, but at least the gun grabbers (including his likely opponent in November) can't accuse Christie of being in the pocket of the NRA.

I'm not agreeing with any of it, but compared to what other deep blue states have done recently or are planning to do, this isn't as bad. I really wish the SC would decide that the 2A really means what it says, and throw out all of these restrictions, but I don't expect it.

It's sad, but judged by number of new laws signed, Christie is the most conservative governor New Jersey has had in the last 168 years. http://www.app.com/article/20130126/NJNEWS1002/301260106/New-N-J-laws-from-last-session-168-year-low

Almost the entire state of New Jersey is within commuting distance of Pennsylvania. It's not impossible for most of us to move there.

JRH6856
April 21, 2013, 09:42 PM
A ban on new Barrett .50 BMG sales in the state is a sop to the gun grabbers in the NJ Assembly. The state is small and densely populated. The only place to shoot a Barrett .50 BMG that I know of in New Jersey is at Fort Dix, and it's by appointment only. This would most likely affect only a handful of people. If Sweeney needed to bring something back for his party, this is the one that would affect the fewest. Not that it's right, but at least the gun grabbers (including his likely opponent in November) can't accuse Christie of being in the pocket of the NRA.

I'm not agreeing with any of it, but compared to what other deep blue states have done recently or are planning to do, this isn't as bad.

The problem being that allowing anything to be regulated sets a precedent that anything can be regulated. :banghead:

geim druth
April 21, 2013, 10:45 PM
I e-mailed Governor Christie a month ago but never received a reply about his position on the rights of gun owners. Don't count New Jersey out yet, we have persevered for years under some of the most onerous laws in the country, we are still here and our numbers are growing.

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TheSaint
April 21, 2013, 10:50 PM
No, the doctrine of stare decisis applies only in court and only within the particular court system in which the precedential ruling was made. So a ruling by the X Circuit does not apply by stare decisis in Y circuit, although Y Circuit could choose to follow it.
You are correct. Sorry, I didn't word that properly. My point is that when a bad law is passed (related to guns or anything else), other political opportunists in other parts of the country/world will use it as justification to nullify or drastically reduce individual rights and freedoms. Hopefully that makes more sense.

loose noose
April 21, 2013, 10:55 PM
Long before the last presidential biddimg began, and having reviewed NJ's gun laws I never cared for Christie, he is definitely a RINO/Politician and will allways be. I didn't much care for Romney either but he did beat the heck out of the alternative. Sure would be nice to have a non politician running for an important political position.:)

xXxplosive
April 22, 2013, 12:08 AM
As a life long resident of NJ, IMO nothing will ever change as long as the people here keep on electing Lawyers, Prosecutors, Judges and alike......the corruption begins there.

vont01
April 22, 2013, 12:58 AM
Does anyone know of any gun mfg or ammo plants in NJ? Maybe if there are any they will exit the state. Just wondering, trying to stay abreast of all that is going on with the gun industry.

rdhood
April 22, 2013, 06:04 PM
On Chris Christie: He is a fiscal conservative when it is clear that the NJ budget was in dire trouble. He did for NJ what IL, CA, MI, RI, etc, will not do for themselves. We can commend him for that.

Otherwise, he is a liberal by most every definition of the word.

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