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Chocolate Hog 04-22-2013 09:46 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie(D) Unveils Sweeping Gun Control Plans
 
http://nj1015.com/chris-christie-unv...control-plans/


Gov. Chris Christie unveiled gun control and violence prevention measures that are as comprehensive as they are ambitious.


Governor Chris Christie announces a plan to strengthen existing gun laws and background checks, bolster criminal penalties and treat the root causes of mass violence. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
Christie acknowledges there is no way to prevent all violence in our society, but he says it is the job of government to question, to scrutinize and to demand more in an attempt to address the problem.

The plan calls for expanding New Jersey’s already strict gun control laws, expanding government-funded mental health treatment, making it more difficult for kids buy or rent violent video games, requiring that would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs and bolstering penalties for gun-related crimes.

“It’s hard for me to sit here today and say, ‘If all these things got imposed we’d see an ‘X’ percentage drop in gun violence in this state.’ I don’t know,” said Christie. “Bad people are going to do bad things and so, would greater penalties deter people? You hope they do.”

Expanding New Jersey’s Already Stringent Gun Control Measures:

New Jersey has the second toughest gun laws in the country. The first facet of Christie’s plan seeks to make them even stricter.

This includes banning future purchases of the Barrett .50 Caliber. Christie’s plan would also strengthen the state’s background check requirement by requiring mental health records to be included during the process at the time of a firearm purchase. The plan requires gun buyers to present a valid government photo ID, along with the already-mandatory Firearms Purchaser Identification Card.

Mental Health And Violence:

At the announcement of Christie’s NJ SAFE Taskforce in January in the aftermath of Newtown, he talked about targeting and treating the root causes of violence. Too many times there are instances of unspeakable tragedy and the question is asked how such tragedy could have been prevented. His proposals is this area include;

Making it easier for health professionals and courts to require potentially dangerous people to receive the treatment they need whether it is in the form of inpatient or outpatient care. This will allow the monitoring of their progress and ensure they are receiving the kind of specific care they need.
Creating flexibility in the type of care an individual is receiving, making it easier for someone to move from inpatient to outpatient settings.
Changing the current standard of involuntary outpatient treatment to eliminate the uncertainty expressed by clinicians and courts regarding their authority to order this type of essential assistance.
Limiting Kids’ Access To Violent Video Games:

According to the Governor, too often lost in the debate about controlling gun violence in our society is the almost constant exposure young children and adults have to graphic violence. Part-three of his plan includes;

Requiring that retailers post at the point of sale the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ERSB) ratings. Additionally, requiring retailers to develop, maintain and conspicuously display their policy on selling video games with an M or AO rating.
Requiring Consent of a Legal Guardian. This is not different than the kind of parental supervision expected when a child under the age of 18 goes to see an R rated movie, Christie is requiring that a legal guardian provide consent when a minor purchases or rents a video game that has a rating of “Mature” or “Adult Only.”
Increasing Penalties For Gun-Related Crimes:

In a series of bills Christie seeks to impose or strengthen criminal penalties when it comes to selling firearms to convicted criminals, possessing a firearm with the intent to unlawfully transfer, hiring a “straw purchaser,” unlawfully possessing ammunition and engaging in firearms trafficking, among other areas.

In addition, Governor Christie is seeking to reform bail laws for gun-related crimes by restricting the release on bail for aggravated firearms offenses and increasing bail requirements for aggravated firearms crimes.

Chocolate Hog 04-22-2013 09:46 PM

ROFL


I can't believe people actually like this dumbass. But but but he yells at members of the media!

notorious 04-22-2013 09:50 PM

Sigh.

KILLER_CLOWN 04-22-2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Bo's Pelini (Post 9615790)
ROFL


I can't believe people actually like this dumbass. But but but he yells at members of the media!

I never could stand the asshole, some on the left say why not Chris Christie. Is it not painfully obvious why?

BucEyedPea 04-22-2013 09:54 PM

LMAO I knew this of course.

I think the R Establishment is going to favor Jeb Bush with Christie as a VP or I want more govt Rubio.

notorious 04-22-2013 09:57 PM

I had hope for this guy.


Maybe that is why he has a wide profile. He stretches to both extremes.

LiveSteam 04-22-2013 09:58 PM

The guys a loudmouth. 1 happy meal from the grave to

cosmo20002 04-22-2013 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Bo's Pelini (Post 9615786)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (D) Unveils Sweeping Gun Control Plans

I see what you did there.

RedDread 04-22-2013 11:02 PM

Welp, kiss your 2016 R presidential bid goodbye.

Pitt Gorilla 04-22-2013 11:43 PM

I thought Rs loved this guy when he yelled at a teacher, or something like that.

Pitt Gorilla 04-22-2013 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by RedDread (Post 9616013)
Welp, kiss your 2016 R presidential bid goodbye.

Republicans aren't that petty/single-minded, are they?

BucEyedPea 04-23-2013 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla (Post 9616077)
I thought Rs loved this guy when he yelled at a teacher, or something like that.

It was because he was making spending cuts and didn't listen to a tax feeding parasite.

BucEyedPea 04-23-2013 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla (Post 9616078)
Republicans aren't that petty/single-minded, are they?

I think you need to join another party. The Progressive party.

blaise 04-23-2013 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla (Post 9616077)
I thought Rs loved this guy when he yelled at a teacher, or something like that.

So, obviously you love everything Obama's said or done then, or something like that.

Comrade Crapski 04-23-2013 07:07 AM

Another fat **** that can't die soon enough.


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