On June 9 2105, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) responded to a questions about gun control in his state by blaming Democrat legislators.
According to NJ.com, Christie was speaking at the Saint Anselm Institute of Politics, where he took questions from audience members.
When asked about the death of Carol Bowne – the Berlin Township resident who was killed in her own driveway while waiting on state permission to own a handgun for self-defense–Christie said;
“I’m dealing with a Democratic legislature — that’s what New Jersey’s given me. They have a very, very different view of the Second Amendment than I do. But they’re going to have to answer for these things.”He did admit that Bowne’s death will focus attention on gun control for a time, but said he is not sure any real change to the gun control laws will result. He put it this way:
“The Carol Bowne situation is going to force more conversation in our state, although I am not confident that it will change.”