Here's what I think the game plan is for gun control Republicans like Christie, or any gun controller:
Using polls as a popularity barometer, they figure they can get elected...then trounce the Constitution which is supposed to protect the minority from the majority when it comes to a fundamental right. Here, the people will go along with it...out of fear.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison