Christie Vetoes Gun Legislation
Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would restrict gun magazines to no more than 10 rounds apiece.
In his veto message, the Republican governor rejected the idea that limiting the number of bullets that guns can hold will put an end to mass shootings, calling it a “simplistic” and “trivial” approach. The bill would have reduced the legal ammunition capacity from 15 to 10 rounds.
In the bill’s place, Christie called for a series of reforms to mental illness treatment, including a new standard that would make it easier to commit people involuntarily.
The bill was supported by parents of the victims of the Newtown school massacre.