Christie Comes Out for Shall Issue Concealed Carry


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By making New Jersey's draconian and insane guns laws a central issue in local, State, and National news, Governor Christie fought back against the insane conditions New Jersey gun owners live under by conditionally vetoed A.3689 and S.816. A conditional veto is when the governor vetoes a bill sent to him by the legislature and amends it into something he is willing to sign. It is then sent back to legislature for approval. The conditions that Governor Christie put in his veto were for New Jersey to adopt shall-issue concealed carry and additionally to repeal the much derided "Smart Gun" law. 

On shall-issue concealed carry, Christie said the following:

“for decades, law-abiding residents of New Jersey have had their Second Amendment right to self-protection burdened by gun laws that are among the most unreasonable in the country. . . . Rather than doubling down on the unreasonable requirements for law-abiding residents of New Jersey to obtain a concealed carry permit, I propose having New Jersey join the 42 other states that have adopted a “shall-issue” standard for approving such applications.”

This is a wonderful new development, but it's up to us to keep Christie's feet to the fire on this. NJ2AS is calling on Governor Christie to veto every single bill that comes to his desk until the legislature passes a shall-issue concealed carry bill and sends it to his desk to be signed. Before you say this is extreme, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California did the exact same thing to the California legislature when it refused to reform its budgetary problems and again until he got his way on a water reform bill. The difference between those two is that in California, a few legislators didn't get their pet projects paid for and a few people may have had brown lawns, in New Jersey, people are dying because they are denied their right to self defense, like Carol Bowne.

Stand with us in calling on Governor Christie to veto every bill the legislature sends him until we have shall-issue concealed carry by signing this petition. Please call the Governor's office to thank him for his bold actions and ask that he follow Governor Schwarzenegger's example and veto every single piece of legislation until they send shall-issue right-to-carry legislation to his desk. His office number is: 609-292-6000

Showing 24 reactions

  • Jay D'Amore
    commented 2016-09-21 07:32:57 -0400
    Also to add to my previous comment…it would further enforce a job creating environment which is greatly need here for small business and show how the government is doing more to keep out of our way and just stick to doing their thing while we do ours. Also make it mandatory for yearly qualification and testing for renewal of permits…more expenses but more revenue everyone’s happy and safe once agian…
  • Jay D'Amore
    commented 2016-09-21 07:25:59 -0400
    It still comes down to a"approving" for the right to carry concealed. Different debate same issue in the end. I believe it’s a bigger reform needed…like training programs/private contractors being the mediator on who gets to carry,concealed or not, giving the private training contractor the authority over the State judicial system on a performance under pressure and accuracy . Large fees I’m sure will be in place for training and approval to keep everyones pockets lined but it’s NJ what isn’t expensive… Idk just mho
  • John Fadgen
    commented 2016-09-21 04:08:25 -0400
    CCP all the way!!!
  • Edward Lia
    commented 2016-09-21 00:17:05 -0400
    Me and my family full support the concealed carry permits for trained and law abiding citizens. What great history!!!
  • Paul Esposito
    commented 2016-09-20 19:16:15 -0400
    About time New Jersey amens our right to bear arms as is our constitutional right… We have the right to protect ourselves and family!
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  • Michael Meany
    commented 2016-09-20 17:35:26 -0400
    I full support conceal carrying permits for all law bidden citizens
  • Richard Santoro
    commented 2016-09-20 16:55:54 -0400
    I support concealed carry for trained and law abiding citizens.
  • Robert Griswold
    commented 2016-09-20 15:06:12 -0400
    I think we should be allowed to carry n conceal guns for our protection. The crack dealer on the cornor got a glock 9 in his waste band, why cant i, who obeys the wall have one. I got a 38 in my nightstand, not afraid to use it.
  • Pamela Sachs
    commented 2016-09-20 10:12:29 -0400
    And, I respect Gov. ChristI for all the bs he has had to endure
    with NJ legislators.
  • George Trapani
    commented 2016-09-20 07:34:31 -0400
    If they could get Guns & Drugs out of the Thugs hands I would be fine without protection. But that will never happen and as long as innocent people are unprotected, Thugs have a free pass to take advantage of the innocent.
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