New Jersey

Christie says he's willing to talk about gun laws

Gov. makes the talk show rounds Wed.

TRENTON, N.J. -  Gov. Chris Christie says he's ``willing to have that conversation'' about stricter gun laws, but that policy makers also must address the mental health system, improve access to drug treatment and look at the impact of violent video games.

Christie made the comments on five national television appearances he made Wednesday morning, one day after his annual State of the State address.

He also said New Jersey already has the second-strongest gun laws in the country, only behind New York.

The Republican is also on the cover of Time magazine.

On ``Today,'' Christie was asked about his 1995 call for a support on assault weapons in New Jersey. He says that should be up to states to decide.

On CBS This Morning, he said his job is to be governor and advocate for his constituents, and if members of his political party aren't putting relief for Hurricane Sandy victims ahead of politics, he's going to call them out on it.

Christie also said that losing the last two presidential elections shows Republicans ``need to be thinking about doing something different.''




DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

Allentown, PA 18102

62°F

Overcast

TONIGHT

  • %

This Week's Circulars

Latest from the newsroom