State of New Jersey Archives: on Gun Control


Barbara Buono: Criticizes pressure from gun rights advocates

On gun control, Christie explained why he vetoed an outright ban on the powerful Barrett .50 caliber rifle, even though he initially proposed a ban on future purchases. He blamed Democrats for going back on their word during negotiations with him. "If they break a deal with me, then there's going to be ramifications," Christie said. "They didn't keep their word on this."

Buono said she believes Christie changed his mind after he received a letter from gun rights advocates in New Hampshire, the site of the nation's first presidential primary.

Source: Newark Star-Ledger on 2013 N.J. Governor debates Oct 16, 2013

Chris Christie: Vetoed outright ban on Barrett .50 caliber rifle

On gun control, Christie explained why he vetoed an outright ban on the powerful Barrett .50 caliber rifle, even though he initially proposed a ban on future purchases. He blamed Democrats for going back on their word during negotiations with him. "If they break a deal with me, then there's going to be ramifications," Christie said. "They didn't keep their word on this."

Buono said she believes Christie changed his mind after he received a letter from gun rights advocates in New Hampshire, the site of the nation's first presidential primary.

Source: Newark Star-Ledger on 2013 N.J. Governor debates Oct 16, 2013

Barbara Buono: Restrict military grade and high capacity magazines

As a mother and state senator, Barbara has a long history of supporting tough gun safety laws in New Jersey. The Newtown school shooting and other recent tragedies have only strengthened her resolve to keep military grade and high capacity magazines out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. Unlike Governor Christie, who refuses to act, Barbara will step up and do what is right to reduce gun violence and keep our children safe.
Source: N.J. Gubernatorial 2013 website, buonoforgovernor.com Apr 25, 2013

Robert Menendez: Additional controls on handguns and rifles

Q: Do you favor additional control on handguns and rifles?

MENENDEZ: Yes. Violence on our streets is devastating too many New Jersey families. I introduced legislation to combat gangs, which includes increased penalties for gun crimes.

KEAN: We must uphold our current firearm laws and expand prosecution of those who commit crimes with a firearm, like the 10-20-30 legislation I currently sponsored.

Source: Hall Institute N.J. Senate Virtual Debate Sep 24, 2006

Thomas Kean Jr.: Uphold our current firearm laws

Q: Do you favor additional control on handguns and rifles?

MENENDEZ: Yes. Violence on our streets is devastating too many New Jersey families. I introduced legislation to combat gangs, which includes increased penalties for gun crimes.

KEAN: We must uphold our current firearm laws and expand prosecution of those who commit crimes with a firearm, like the 10-20-30 legislation I currently sponsored.

Source: Hall Institute N.J. Senate Virtual Debate (X-ref Menendez) Sep 24, 2006

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