Christie vetoes magazine ban bill, rewrites it as mental health measure

Bill would have dropped the state’s current 15-round magazine limit down to 10
Christie vetoes magazine ban bill, rewrites it as mental health measure

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by Chris Eger | Guns.com | July 3, 2014


Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a controversial bill that would have limited gun magazines to 10 rounds or less, and then kicked the bill back to the New Jersey legislature with a host of mental health changes attached.

The bill, A2006, would have dropped the state’s current 15-round magazine limit down to 10, a move that the Governor found to be without merit.

“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,” Christie wrote in his 30-page veto of A2006, which he sent back to state lawmakers after a hefty rewrite.

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