Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Jersey's New Governor

The Brady Blog posted an analysis of the election results as they should affect gun control issues.

...while Brady-endorsed Jon Corzine lost his bid for re-election as New Jersey governor to gun control supporter Chris Christie.

This link goes to a wonderful interview of the then hopeful governor Chris Christie by Sean Hannity for Fox News.

HANNITY: Are there any issues where you are, quote, moderate to left as a Republican?

CHRISTIE: Listen, I favor some of the gun-control measures we have in New Jersey.

HANNITY: Bad idea.

CHRISTIE: Listen, we have a densely-populated state, and there's a big hand gun problem in New Jersey. Now, I don't support all the things that the governor supports by a long stretch. But I think on guns — certain gun control issues, looking at it from a law-enforcement perspective, seeing how many police officers were killed, we have an illegal gun problem in New Jersey.

HANNITY: Should every — should every citizen in the state be allowed to get a licensed weapon if they want one?

CHRISTIE: In New Jersey, that's not going to happen, Sean.


CHRISTIE: Listen, the Democratic legislature we have, there's no way those type of things — listen, at the end of the day, what I support are common sense laws that will allow people to protect themselves, but I also am very concerned about the safety of our police officers on the streets, very concerned. And I want to make sure that we don't have an abundance of guns out there.

But listen, the issues in this race are taxes and jobs and spending.

I find it interesting that he feels an "abundance of guns out there" is a problem for the police. That's just the opposite of the pro-gun position, isn't it?

What's your opinion? Are things going to change in New Jersey now as far as gun control goes? It doesn't sound like it to me.

Please leave a comment.


  1. What else would you expect from a former US Attorney? I don't think there were any great choices in this race.

    Bill Cooke

    My Salem Witch Trials book page

  2. New Jersey will always be New Jersey, regardless of who is governor.

  3. I'm sure very little will change. Criminals will continue to get guns and law-abiding citizens will not.

  4. As a resident of Jersey City, I agree that the abundance of guns on the streets in NJ are a problem for police. NJ has very restrictive gun laws, so by default, the vast overwhelming majority of guns being carried "on the streets" are in the hands of criminals. I agree that illegal guns in the hands of criminals is a problem for police and citizens alike.