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NH Group to Christie: Forget Primary Win if you Sign Gun Bill
NewsMax ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | Reuters

Posted on 08/03/2013 9:57:57 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

A gun-rights group in the bellwether presidential primary state of New Hampshire has warned New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that signing gun control bills passed by his state's Legislature could have consequences if he runs for president in 2016. The Pro-Gun New Hampshire coalition urged its members this week to call and email Christie to ask him to veto the proposed laws, posing a political dilemma for Christie as he seeks re-election in November in the Democratic-leaning state while also eyeing the national stage.

Christie has a September deadline to sign a number of firearm-related bills seen by their supporters as necessary for tackling gun violence, and the gun rights group is targeting four of those measures.

One bill would ban .50 caliber rifles, another would require police to report lost and stolen firearms to a federal database, a third would create a system for instant background checks during gun purchases and a fourth bill would ban gun sales to anyone on a watch list of militants.

"This is an acid test," said Sam Cohen, executive vice president of Pro-Gun New Hampshire, which describes itself as the state's largest gun rights group.

"If he decides to support these horrible bills, then we in New Hampshire are going to do everything we can to tell our voters not to vote for him in the New Hampshire primary," Cohen said.

Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party who rejected appeals from fellow Republicans to run for president in 2012, said in a television interview in January that he would be "more ready" to campaign for the White House in 2016 after finishing his work as the governor of New Jersey.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: banglist; chrischristie; christie; elections; guncontrol; newhampshire; newjersey; secondamendment
"Christie in June vetoed a bill that would ban state pension fund investments in firms that sell or make assault weapons."
1 posted on 08/03/2013 9:57:57 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
a fourth bill would ban gun sales to anyone on a watch list of militants.

I can't possibly imagine how this could be abused politically. /sarcasm

2 posted on 08/03/2013 10:02:15 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Jim Robinson

He won’t win anyway.


3 posted on 08/03/2013 10:03:06 AM PDT by Clock King ("A Republic! If you can keep it..." We failed, Mr. Franklin.)
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To: Clock King

Especially now that he has lost his loudest cheerleader, Ann Coulter.


4 posted on 08/03/2013 10:10:06 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Jim Robinson

The whale just got harpooned.


5 posted on 08/03/2013 10:11:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jim Robinson

A little Saturday morning good news.


6 posted on 08/03/2013 10:11:56 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Jim Robinson

“””Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party......””””

Looks like a typo. I’m sure they mean to say he was a rising star in the DEMOCRAT party Christie/hildabeast 2016


7 posted on 08/03/2013 10:12:30 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Jim Robinson

Krispy Kreme stock takes a hit.


8 posted on 08/03/2013 10:14:09 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party

I'd say his becoming a supergiant is more indicative of the dying star phase. I never did like that guy.

9 posted on 08/03/2013 10:16:11 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Jim Robinson

Christie will change party’s before the election. He’ll run as a full blown democrat rather than a democrat lite.


10 posted on 08/03/2013 10:19:46 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Jim Robinson

I am not sure I could vote for him regardless.

I honestly despise the POS.


11 posted on 08/03/2013 10:27:17 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jim Robinson
What will this NH group do about liberals bussing in liberals
from Massachusetts and Connecticut to vote in their primaries?
12 posted on 08/03/2013 10:29:03 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Jim Robinson

On the one hand, I hope fatso signs it and sinks his chances (I’m not from NJ). But on the other hand, it might be better if Christie crowds out money and support for other GOP-e candidates. We need one conservative to rally around this time. I hope GOP-e will be divided.


13 posted on 08/03/2013 10:31:05 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s pathetic that we’ve reached a point where a slug like christie could even be being considered as the pubbie standard-bearer. Sad times indeed.


14 posted on 08/03/2013 10:37:09 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Jim Robinson

The control freaks have been busy in NJ. If he signs those GC bills, he’ll just switch parties and run as a ‘rat.


15 posted on 08/03/2013 10:37:47 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: shelterguy
Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party??????

Whaaaaaat? Chris Chrisco is a lying, steaming bucket of pig guts - seething with ambition - hates conservatives - has serviced the Kenyan and trashed conservative principles too often to count. Moreover, given the pendulous blubberosities hanging off of his face these days, his gastroplasty seems to have popped. Hit the reject button.

16 posted on 08/03/2013 10:49:22 AM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: Jim Robinson
...another would require police to report lost and stolen firearms to a federal database...

Wait a minute - what Federal database would that be????

17 posted on 08/03/2013 11:43:59 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Bushbacker1
Christie will change party’s before the election. He’ll run as a full blown democrat rather than a democrat lite.

That wouldn't surprise me at all, nor would it surprise me to see him become one of the Democratic [sic] party's luminaries, especially if Mrs. Snopes Clinton turns out not to be presidential candidate material, after all.

Christie is definitely a go-getter, and I have a hunch a large part of his charm is his very lack of principles. I think he's Weiner with more sense and larger suits.

18 posted on 08/03/2013 11:52:22 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Bushbacker1

Let’s hope McCain joins him and changes parties also.


19 posted on 08/03/2013 11:54:57 AM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: Bushbacker1
Christie will change party’s before the election. He’ll run as a full blown democrat rather than a democrat lite.

TRUE THAT

20 posted on 08/03/2013 1:13:14 PM PDT by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: TigersEye

we now have a voter ID law on the books. id needed to vote.


21 posted on 08/03/2013 1:15:23 PM PDT by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: sopwith

Excellent! That was sorely needed.


22 posted on 08/03/2013 1:16:20 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Jim Robinson

NH gave us “Republican” Senator Kelly Ayotte, who’s worse than Rubio about traitoring us on immigration. We’re supposed to believe what NH voters say?


23 posted on 08/03/2013 1:24:40 PM PDT by grania
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m not sure I’d bother giving a heads-up to any Republican who is so dumb he needs to be reminded that he must support freedoms that have been explicitly and specifically recognized in the Bill of Rights. If he’s that dumb, he doesn’t deserve the time of day. Let the voters kick his dumb butt ten miles down the road on election day and leave him scratching his head.


24 posted on 08/03/2013 1:28:11 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Clock King

He can’t run because it makes him short of breath!


25 posted on 08/03/2013 3:08:21 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: grania

Northeasterners are all alike.


26 posted on 08/03/2013 3:10:01 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: Bushbacker1

Christie will change party’s before the election.”

I do believe you are 100% correct. If he ends up being the Republican candidate I will sit out that election, the first one I will have missed since 1960.


27 posted on 08/03/2013 6:24:30 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A
...I will sit out that election...

Personally, I'd prefer you, or anyone, wouldn't do that. Too many did that in '12 and we got "Bowbama-Part Deux".

28 posted on 08/04/2013 5:06:03 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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