Skip to comments.Christie on Guns (2008 flashback)
Posted on 01/24/2014 1:46:46 PM PST by Nachum
One hint on U.S. Attorney Christopher Christies political ideology comes from his 1995 campaign for the State Assembly, when he attacked two other candidates, Anthony Bucco and Michael Patrick Carroll, for supporting a repeal of the ban on assault weapons. A reader sent PolitickerNJ.com a copy of the mailer from that campaign after Matt Friedmans story on conservatives wanting to know where the federal prosecutor stands on some state issues.
Christie's position won't hurt him as a general election candidate in a state where polls over the last decade have constistently demonstrated support for an assault weapons ban. His exposure is in the GOP primary against former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, a staunch advocate of the Second Amendment.
Christie was serving as a Morris County Freeholder in 95 when he sought an Assembly seat. One incumbent, Arthur Albohn, was retiring, and the other, Bucco, had won a special election convention after Rodney Frelinghuysen went to Congress. Christie and his running mate, Rick Merkt, lost the Republican primary to Bucco and Carroll. (Merkt went to the Assembly two years later when Bucco ran for State Senator.)
The truth hurts, eh, fatso?
Stick a fork in him.
Actually, that's his problem. He's stuck too many forks (and spoons) into himself.
FReep You Chris Christie (FUCC)!!
Christie does press conferences with illegals the same way Obama does.
Cornyn has more likes on facebook than one of Christie’s official pages.
“Governor Christie To Dreamers: You Are An Inspiration”
Romney in 2004, protecting us from dangerous assault weapons too:
PAT HALPIN, GUEST CO-HOST: Governor, let’s talk about AK-47’s. The assault weapons ban is set to expire in the middle of September. It seems that Bush is doing nothing about that. The Republican Congress is in concert with this. Tom DeLay and the others want to see that happen, and as a bone to the NRA.
Aren’t you concerned that terrorists and Al Qaeda, that terrorists that are here in the United States, if this thing expires, can walk down to the corner gun store and pick up an AK-47 or some other assault weapons, if the Republican Congress doesn’t extend the assault weapons ban?
ROMNEY: I don’t think for a minute the terrorists were planning on bringing down the government of the United States and bringing down our financial institutions and causing disruption of our nation are worried about picking up a pea shooter. And whether it’s a big peashooter like an AK-47 or a smaller one.
HALPIN: So are you in favor of that ban being extended or do you want to see it lapse?
ROMNEY: What they want to do is they want to attack our nation and bring down our government with an aircraft, with a bomb, with biological weapons and something of that nature.
I believe the people should have the right to bear arms, but I don’t believe that we have to have assault weapons as part of our personal arsenal.
HALPIN: So you’re...
ROMNEY: In my state I just signed a piece of legislation extending the ban on certain assault weapons in our state.
HALPIN: Governor, would you like to see that extended again on the federal level, as well?
ROMNEY: It very well may be. In our state what we did is we got both sides of this issue to come together, because we relaxed a number of things, allowing people who hadn’t been able to get weapons in the past to be able to purchase those.
HALPIN: But aren’t you concerned about weapons coming in from other states if we don’t abolish them nationwide?
ROMNEY: Not in Massachusetts. Yes, Massachusetts has very tough laws. But it’s a good balance.
HALPIN: We’ve got tough laws here in New York, too.
ROMNEY: There are hunters in the NRA and the gun owners’ action league backed the legislation that said, “Look, let’s protect our citizens from dangerous assault weapons, but let’s also make makes regular weapons more available to our citizens.” And we made a compromise that works.
Borrowed from a post on another thread:
“We are here, we are in your face and we will not retreat. We reload!!
Damn the Marxists and RINOs, full speed ahead for God, Family, Country, Life and Liberty!!
Without God, without life, without family, without liberty, without unalienable rights there is nothing.
Free Republic stands for God and country!!
We defend Life, Family, Constitution, Liberty!!
And we defend our God-given, constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms!!
TO THE HILT!!
Most of the red voters in this country are not from the cities. He really never had a chance of being elected president. I hope he is not out of the race for good and we can find a few candidates who represent us to pick from.
I will never support any candidate who does not support my right to own historic, traditional, and modern firearms. Screw them!!!!!
Get out the butter, Krispy is toast.
I think it more correct to say "get out the toast, Christie is butter" (or lard)."
I just post the obvious.
Thanks for adding to my observation
there’s been more people killed in Chicago in the past year than have been killed with AK-47’s and M-16’s in the US in forever!!...lol...Lets ban thugs and punks not inanimate scary objects...That would actually save lives