NJ Governor Chris Christie vetoes gun magazine reduction bill

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a gun control bill that would have decreased the maximum allowable size for an ammunition magazine from 15 to 10 rounds.

Parents of children who were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut visited the governor’s office on Wednesday.

They presented Christie with an online petition containing more than 55,000 signatures urging him to sign the bill into law.

In his veto message, Gov. Christie said a 10-round limit would not reduce gun violence and would also not spare the first nine victims in a massacre.

Christie is instead proposing amending a current mental health law.

He wants any person who has been committed to a mental health treatment facility be required to provide medical evidence to a court to obtain a firearms purchase permit.

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    All these killers who go for body count are on or withdrawing from antidepressants or other psychotropics. People are not getting that message and just rely on trusting their doctors. We didn't have any of these body-count style school shootings before the rise in popularity of these pharmaceuticals. Thanks to the US (and ally Saudi Arabia) funding, training and equipping 'good' terrorists, we are hearing warnings about them coming to America to get us. You see how ISIS captured all that military equipment in Iraq supplied by the US in short order? Now the US is fortifying police across the country with military equipment that is not being properly guarded against a sudden terrorist invasion. It's more important than ever for US citizens to be well armed against invasion. The 2nd amdt has already been neutered too much.

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