Chris Christie Unveils Sweeping Gun Control Plans

Governor ChristieNew Jersey 101.5 – by Kevin McArdle

Gov. Chris Christie unveiled gun control and violence prevention measures that are as comprehensive as they are ambitious.

Christie acknowledges there is no way to prevent all violence in our society, but he says it is the job of government to question, to scrutinize and to demand more in an attempt to address the problem.  

The plan calls for expanding New Jersey’s already strict gun control laws, expanding government-funded mental health treatment, making it more difficult for kids buy or rent violent video games, requiring that would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs and bolstering penalties for gun-related crimes.

“It’s hard for me to sit here today and say, ‘If all these things got imposed we’d see an ‘X’ percentage drop in gin violence in this state.’ I don’t know,” said Christie. “Bad people are going to do bad things and so, would greater penalties deter people? You hope they do.”

Expanding New Jersey’s Already Stringent Gun Control Measures:

New Jersey has the second toughest gun laws in the country. The first facet of Christie’s plan seeks to make them even stricter. This includes banning future purchases of the Barrett .50 Caliber; strengthening the state’s existing background check requirement by mandating that mental health records are included in the instant background check process at the time of a firearm purchase; and requiring firearms purchasers to present a valid government photo ID, along with the already mandatory Firearms Purchaser Identification Card.

Mental Health And Violence:

At the announcement of Christie’s NJ SAFE Taskforce in January in the aftermath of Newtown, he talked about targeting and treating the root causes of violence. Too many times there are instances of unspeakable tragedy and the question is asked how such tragedy could have been prevented. His proposals is this area include;

  • Making it easier for health professionals and courts to require potentially dangerous people to receive the treatment they need whether it is in the form of inpatient or outpatient care. This will allow the monitoring of their progress and ensure they are receiving the kind of specific care they need.
  • Creating flexibility in the type of care an individual is receiving, making it easier for someone to move from inpatient to outpatient settings.
  • Changing the current standard of involuntary outpatient treatment to eliminate the uncertainty expressed by clinicians and courts regarding their authority to order this type of essential assistance.

Limiting Kids’ Access To Violent Video Games:

According to the Governor, too often lost in the debate about controlling gun violence in our society is the almost constant exposure young children and adults have to graphic violence. Part-three of his plan includes;

  • Requiring that retailers post at the point of sale the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ERSB) ratings. Additionally, requiring retailers to develop, maintain and conspicuously display their policy on selling video games with an M or AO rating.
  • Requiring Consent of a Legal Guardian. This is not different than the kind of parental supervision expected when a child under the age of 18 goes to see an R rated movie, Christie is requiring that a legal guardian provide consent when a minor purchases or rents a video game that has a rating of “Mature” or “Adult Only.”

Increasing Penalties For Gun-Related Crimes:

In a series of bills Christie seeks to impose or strengthen criminal penalties when it comes to selling firearms to convicted criminals, possessing a firearm with the intent to unlawfully transfer, hiring a “straw purchaser,” unlawfully possessing ammunition and engaging in firearms trafficking, among other areas. In addition, Governor Christie is seeking to reform bail laws for gun-related crimes by restricting the release on bail for aggravated firearms offenses and increasing bail requirements for aggravated firearms crimes.

8 thoughts on “Chris Christie Unveils Sweeping Gun Control Plans

  1. ……And then after pissing all over the Constitution,.. Christie-The-Hut then ate three small children for lunch.

    JD – US Marines – Christie,.. another cummunist sleaze bag

  2. Fat boy has it all wrong. It is NOT the job of OUR gov’t to question, scrutinize, or demand anything. Christie and his colleagues were in Israhell 1 year ago this month and it’s now becoming clear as to why. The politicians that attended that meeting did so to coordinate plans to further undermine the US citizens and promote the Zionist agenda. Those most often seen/ heard in the Zionist controlled media are the ones that represent the greatest threat to our republic. America’s worst enemies are right under our noses. Bloomberg, Christie, Emanuel, Feinstein, Reid, and most of the 535 are all Jew tools supporting Obombya and the NWO. The fact that Nut & Yahoo sent his police chief commissioner to Boston screams a warning that US citizens need to beware as the true enemy is now gathering strength on US soil before their eyes and at their financial demise. Divide and rule, brought to you by the AJC, AIPAC, and the SPLC.

  3. Who started shutting down mental institutions to SAVE MONEY in the 1980s???? And then the Lib’s cheered that and we scattered “group homes” throughout our neighborhoods ……. with GUARANTEED profits

  4. “and requiring firearms purchasers to present a valid government photo ID, along with the already mandatory Firearms Purchaser Identification Card.” I’m a NJ gun owner. We already have to show a driver’s license when buying any gun. In fact, I think all gun stores I’ve been in require you to not only show your firearms ID to ask to handle a gun (at least a pistol), some ask you to keep the card on the counter while you stand there fondling the guns. I’ve been background checked. If I want to go buy another pistol I have to apply all over again for another background check and fingerprinting (around $75 for the fingerprinting alone which is done at a handful of select locations across the state, by a foreign owned company), and wait a couple of months for approval. And we already fill out a form that allows them to check our mental background. Plus we need 2 (or is it 3?) references.
    Even in private gun sales we have to fill out a form, show driver’s license and firearms ID (the address etc must match). I tried to buy a rubber band for a slingshot online and was told by the company that they cannot ship rubber bands to NJ because it’s illegal here. Meanwhile I have anti gun idiots who never fired one telling me I can buy a gun off the internet without checks at all.

  5. New Jersey has the second toughest gun laws in the country, and the second highest rate of gun crime. Camden is the most dangerous city in the country. Christie is a republican. We are f#@ked.

  6. A typical ‘RINO’ (Republican In Name Only), feathering his nest for a presidential run by appeasing the the ruling [K]hazars and their urbanite base.

    In a functional America, following the literal adherents of the Constitution, he would arrested, tried and convicted of treason for attempting to infringe on the peoples right to bear arms.

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