Christie Vetoes Gun Legislation

Bill would've restricted gun magazines to no more than 10 rounds.

Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would restrict gun magazines to no more than 10 rounds apiece.

AP reports:

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.