Skip to comments.Christie: Talking gun control is not enough
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)
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[Hey] Christie! Talking weight control is not enough.
Yeah, seek mental health treatment and lose your ability to buy a gun for life. No disincentive there.
NOT me! Hopefully, his obesity will take care of the speculation before then.
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.
Christie is no friend of ours and a gun grabber to boot.
Gun control requires lots of practice!
If this is the best Republicans have to offer then we need a third party.
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.
For what? Obama's new vice-president when he runs for his 3rd term after issuing an executive order overriding the 22nd amendment?
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.
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.
I wonder how Ann Coulter will reconcile her irrational slobberfest love-affair for this sweat-spilling kommie suck-hog now.
So anyone else think the GOP is going to nominate this idiot in 2016? Ugh.
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.
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.
You've been on teeter-toters together then?
Some at FR said Ann C was dating a muslim in the wake of 9/11.
I remember when I read that; it made it hard for me to take anything else she did or said seriously.
So where did all the ‘Christie for Prez’ people around here go?
No, but I have two eyes and can see that he is huge.
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
“I don’t allow ‘Call of Duty’ in my home.”
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.
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.
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.
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)
For about the first month after his election a lot of freepers were too.
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”.
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.
I’m somewhat “V” shaped, so that even at 5’11” I only look about 280-290.
If he is really interested in his weight, he can always go to a roadside truck scale.
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.
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.
New Jersey Governor Pork Porkie weighs in.
I am already sick of that bloated big mouth.
Ann C. has opted for the fence sitting moderate perch, co-opted apparently by the money crowd in the Establishment.
Don’t be fooled by this fat-ass, Lou Costello-look-a-like f’ing RINO. He’s no conservative.
Ann Coulter is not misguided but delusional.
Hey Crispy just keep thinking you have a chance in 2016. Appoint another Sharia Muzzie judge while youre at it.
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.
What would the world do without a Christie headline every day?
The fat flucker will soon make a wonderful democrat.
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.