Chris Christie vetoes gun control bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have limited the size of ammunition magazines in his state.

The Star-Ledger reported that the Republican said the bill would do little to stem gun violence. Instead, he would rewrite the law to replace the ammunition provision with changes to the state’s mental health system.

“It simply defies common sense to believe that imposing a new and entirely arbitrary number of bullets that can be lawfully loaded into a firearm will somehow eradicate, or even reduce, future instances of mass violence,” Mr. Christie said, the Ledger reported. “Nor is it sufficient to claim that a 10-round capacity might spare an 11th victim.”

The bill passed along party lines in May and would have reduced the permitted size of magazines from 15 rounds to 10, the Ledger reports.
 Source: Washington Times
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