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Christie: Talking gun control is not enough
CBS News ^ | January 9, 2013

Posted on 01/09/2013 11:11:08 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., called for a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence Wednesday on "CBS This Morning," saying, "If all we talk about is just controlling guns, which we should talk about, then we're not doing enough."

Christie said, "In New Jersey, we have the second toughest gun laws in America already," but suggested that restrictions on firearms are insufficient.

The governor decried the "stigma about mental illness treatment in this country" that prevents mentally ill people from seeking help as one contributing factor to gun violence.

He also spoke to the need to "talk about substance abuse" and examine the "violence in these video games," adding, "I don't allow 'Call of Duty' in my home."

Asked by "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell why he did not address gun control in his State of the State address on Tuesday, Christie said it was just a matter of prioritizing.

"In a half-hour address, you pick and choose what you're going to talk about," explaining that the ongoing recovery from Superstorm Sandy took precedence.

Christie added even if his harsh words for House Republicans when decided to postpone a vote on the Sandy relief package offended members of his own party, "I don't worry about that."

"Sandy is and was above politics, and should be. And if my party is not putting it above politics, they're gonna hear from me about it."

He continued, "In the end, the decision that I criticized was one that the speaker made," but said, "I think we have the whole House of Representatives listening to us now."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: New Jersey; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: banglist; chrischristie; guncontrol; newjersey
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There are actually people looking at this guy for 2016? Seriously?
1 posted on 01/09/2013 11:11:12 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[Hey] Christie! Talking weight control is not enough.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 11:14:32 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really? Seriously?


3 posted on 01/09/2013 11:15:14 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The governor decried the "stigma about mental illness treatment in this country" that prevents mentally ill people from seeking help as one contributing factor to gun violence.

Yeah, seek mental health treatment and lose your ability to buy a gun for life. No disincentive there.

4 posted on 01/09/2013 11:15:48 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NOT me! Hopefully, his obesity will take care of the speculation before then.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 11:16:20 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only gun control legislation I want to see is “own a gun or pay a large tax for the privilege of not owning one”.
Christie is nothing more than a tub of lard version of OBAMA.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 11:18:05 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie is no friend of ours and a gun grabber to boot.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 11:19:16 AM PST by GP100
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gun control requires lots of practice!


8 posted on 01/09/2013 11:19:21 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If this is the best Republicans have to offer then we need a third party.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 11:20:51 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Gaffer

I love how his friends in the media describe him as “nearly 300 pounds” and such like. I’m almost 350lbs and he is MUCH bigger than I am. At least 1/3 bigger.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 11:21:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"There are actually people looking at this guy for 2016? Seriously?"

For what? Obama's new vice-president when he runs for his 3rd term after issuing an executive order overriding the 22nd amendment?

11 posted on 01/09/2013 11:21:55 AM PST by carolinablonde
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To: dirtboy

It is more covertly pervasive than that....imagine if their mental health stipulations were strengthened to the point of cross-correlating the ACA (these people are gonna know EXACTLY what medicine you take forever) databases with the NICS....a prescription for Ritalin could become a disqualifier. A prescription for NSAIDs, too.... Nevermind the narcotic pain killer prescriptions that have been prescribed, even for a single instance.

The point of these contemplated laws isn’t about mental illness, sane control of who can own a gun.....they don’t want ANY American to own a gun, period! Why in the hell can the normal citizen see this? These people are controlling evil people who get their cookies controlling others. Their worst nightmare is a regular fed-up American, millions of them, finally having enough.

You give up one inch, and these people will eventually take your life.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 11:22:18 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems like he loves his Philly Cheese Steaks, Fries, Nachos, Ribs, Burgers, Fries, and all that other stuff. Unless he just likes those big tubs of butter and jars of Mayonnaise.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 11:24:01 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And this corpulent, cottage-cheese-assed wannabe muzzle-snatcher is supposely a conservative?

I wonder how Ann Coulter will reconcile her irrational slobberfest love-affair for this sweat-spilling kommie suck-hog now.

;-\

14 posted on 01/09/2013 11:25:08 AM PST by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Fly-Strewn, Maggot-Gagging Fag President")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So anyone else think the GOP is going to nominate this idiot in 2016? Ugh.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 11:30:28 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’m almost 350lbs and he is MUCH bigger than I am. At least 1/3 bigger.

Same here. 300 lb. is apparently some "magic number" in the weight field, but you ask anyone who knows me, and they'd guess I was 250-275. When they find out I'm 350, they're shocked. Incidentally, it makes for a lot of fun at the "Guess your weight" booths at the fair.

FWIW, I'm 6'2", but I've hovered over 300 for most of my life.

16 posted on 01/09/2013 11:30:53 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are actually people looking at this guy for 2016? Seriously?

Just shows that there is both good and bad aspects to everything, even a hurricane.

If not for hurricane Sandy, many would still be fooled by the Christie hype and his PR.

Now, thanks to a hurricane, we know who and what he is. Thanks, but no thanks.

17 posted on 01/09/2013 11:31:04 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’m almost 350lbs and he is MUCH bigger than I am.

You've been on teeter-toters together then?

18 posted on 01/09/2013 11:33:37 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So where did all the ‘Christie for Prez’ people around here go?


20 posted on 01/09/2013 11:41:07 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Last Dakotan

No, but I have two eyes and can see that he is huge.

21 posted on 01/09/2013 11:42:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Gaffer

seriously - having been that heavy - I can tell you from experience the guy has blood sugar issues, Hiatal hernia, apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, liver issues etc....all the freakin statins and bp meds will not fix morbidly obese - my guess is that he has a serious health crisis in the next 24 mos


22 posted on 01/09/2013 11:44:11 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I can hear his advisers after this. “Dadburn Chris , I said right, next try veering to your other right, Ok?”
23 posted on 01/09/2013 11:45:58 AM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I don’t allow ‘Call of Duty’ in my home.”


He also doesn’t allow a scale in his home either..because he would need one big enough to weigh an elephant


24 posted on 01/09/2013 11:46:26 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Revelation 911

I certainly can understand that. In light of his more recent proclivity to dwell on the dark side of liberalism, I can’t say I’ll be heart broken when his heart explodes.


25 posted on 01/09/2013 11:46:53 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I guess that’s because most home scales top out at 300. For him, you’re right....a trip to Barnum and Bailey’s or the zoo is more appropriate.


26 posted on 01/09/2013 11:48:43 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one is interested in even good ideas if coming from Christie. He is as dangerous to conservatives and to freedom as a serpent, and much noisier.

We’re about to have to endure some political whiplash as all these politicians jockey for position to get the conservative base support necessary to mount a primary and capture the Establishment cash that actually wins primaries.

Things look hopeless for me to tolerate the R Party shell game.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 11:48:43 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The GOP is that far gone, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Christie as the frontrunner..the media adores him(For now of course, behind the scenes they are laughing their asses off)


28 posted on 01/09/2013 11:48:46 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For about the first month after his election a lot of freepers were too.


29 posted on 01/09/2013 11:49:00 AM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

And to think that the blond republikan “conservative” talk show hostess, washername, thought that Christie was a good candidate for POTUS in 2012.

You can’t trust anyone these days especially not “conservatives”.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 11:49:00 AM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Governor, the only thing gun laws like our existing ones do is deprive honest, law abiding citizens like me of the right to self defense. What makes you think that more are necessary?

A better solution is to allow anyone who wishes to be armed to arm themseves, and get anyone who can’t be trusted to bear arms off the street permanently.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 11:49:09 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: rarestia

I’m somewhat “V” shaped, so that even at 5’11” I only look about 280-290.


32 posted on 01/09/2013 11:50:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

If he is really interested in his weight, he can always go to a roadside truck scale.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 11:52:25 AM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Gargantua
And this corpulent, cottage-cheese-assed wannabe muzzle-snatcher is supposely a conservative?

To my knowledge he has never claimed to be conservative. That label was put on him by the RATs trying to defeat him, and by a misguided Ann Coulter.

34 posted on 01/09/2013 11:54:08 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are actually people looking at this guy for 2016? Seriously?

We have a new tradition here in the USSA: The DNC selects the Republican candidate they wish their candidate to run against. It seemed to work pretty well for them the last 2 times, so they're going to make the tradition permanent.

35 posted on 01/09/2013 11:54:31 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

New Jersey Governor Pork Porkie weighs in.
I am already sick of that bloated big mouth.


36 posted on 01/09/2013 11:55:31 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Gargantua

Interesting question.

Ann C. has opted for the fence sitting moderate perch, co-opted apparently by the money crowd in the Establishment.


37 posted on 01/09/2013 11:56:05 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TRAITOR


38 posted on 01/09/2013 11:57:03 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t be fooled by this fat-ass, Lou Costello-look-a-like f’ing RINO. He’s no conservative.


39 posted on 01/09/2013 12:02:01 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: JimRed

Ann Coulter is not misguided but delusional.


40 posted on 01/09/2013 12:02:07 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Crispy just keep thinking you have a chance in 2016. Appoint another Sharia Muzzie judge while youre at it.


41 posted on 01/09/2013 12:04:29 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have very broad shoulders, so my upper body “carries” my weight very well. Most “apple shaped” men like Christie tend to have slouching shoulders and poor posture. I walk upright and tall. We’re probably built very similarly.


42 posted on 01/09/2013 12:04:43 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: JimRed
Governor, the only thing gun laws like our existing ones do is deprive honest, law abiding citizens like me of the right to self defense.

Yes and these are dangerous times.
Why do regular people in NJ have so much trouble getting carry permits?

In NJ, a person already has to undergo a background check and mental health check to get a permit every time they buy a handgun.

Why do they have to leave their pistol at home?
43 posted on 01/09/2013 12:15:31 PM PST by novemberslady
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As a matter of fact:
In NJ, a husband and wife can't even transfer ownership of a handgun to their spouse, without filling out a gun permit application and going through a FBI background and background mental health check. Even when both of them already own handguns and have purchase cards.
Why?
44 posted on 01/09/2013 12:23:28 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What would the world do without a Christie headline every day?


45 posted on 01/09/2013 12:40:31 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are actually people looking at this guy for 2016? Seriously?

The fat flucker will soon make a wonderful democrat.

46 posted on 01/09/2013 12:49:55 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; everyone



Hear! Hear!

47 posted on 01/09/2013 12:55:50 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: RIghtwardHo; 2ndDivisionVet

Yes. Christie is ALREADY RUNNING FOR THE NOMINATION IN 2016. This is why he speaks as he does. His words are code for “I’m the next fake conservative loser the Establishment Republicans and the Media will nominate for president in ‘16.”

I said on November 8 he would be the next republican fake conservative loser nominated.


48 posted on 01/09/2013 2:36:01 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: novemberslady
"In NJ, a person already has to undergo a background check and mental health check to get a permit every time they buy a handgun.

and 2 non-family references are contacted to ensure the applicant is within "good standing," a NJ Firearms ID Card, NJ driver's license, and then the FBI NICS check.

The permit is only good for 90 days after being issued, and NJ law resticts HG purchases to 1 per month, so if your local PD gets your permits approved on the 1st but doesn't call you until the 15th telling you they're in then you lose time. You make a purchase of the 1st HG and then have to wait 31 days before being able to use the 2nd permit.
49 posted on 01/09/2013 2:38:58 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: mrmeyer
Everything you said in your post is true.

Yes it's time to have a serious talk about gun control.
And not just the gun-grabbers flapping their lips.

New Jersey is undermining the safety of the people who there.
They don't even have a death penalty.

We need corrected laws to respect the rights of legitimate owners of firearms and ensure that they can protect themselves and those they love.
50 posted on 01/09/2013 3:12:14 PM PST by novemberslady
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