Christie Calls New York Times Editorial On Gun Laws ‘Typical Liberal Claptrap’

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chris christieNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lashed out against a New York Times editorial calling for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting.

For the first time in 95 years, space on the Times’ front page was devoted to an editorial calling for greater gun regulation in following recent deadly mass shootings.

Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said the newspaper is trying to “deliver a strong and visible statement.”

“It is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency,” the editorial reads. “These are weapons of war, barely modified and deliberately marketed as tools of macho vigilantism and even insurrection.”

The editorial came only a few says after the shootings in San Bernardino, where 14 people were killed. Wednesday’s shooting was labeled the third deadliest mass shooting in the United States the last 20 years.

In an interview set to air Sunday with CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson, Christie, called the piece “typical liberal claptrap.”

“The fact is that what we need to be focused on here are two issues: taking criminals who commit crimes with handguns and putting them in jail. And we have to work on our mental health system in this country to give doctors and caregivers greater latitude to involuntarily commit folks who have mental health issues and who don’t want to take their medication and help themselves,” he said.

Christie, who is currently seeking the GOP presidential nomination, also criticized President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic nomination, for the way they have handled gun control effort

“Remember, the president and the secretary, before they even knew what was going on here, ran out on the first moments after this attack and said this was a gun control issue,” Christie said. “I don’t know what gun control laws, John, are going to stop terrorists from attacking us.”

Obama pushed legislation he said would prevent those on the no-fly list from buying guns and toughen existing background checks, which was blocked on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Some high ranking Republicans pointed out the guns used in California were bought legally and new background checks would not have changed that, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported. They say the focus should be on enhanced government surveillance.

Long Island Rep. Peter King is all for that and said he believes some new legislation on guns could help.

“They feel any encroachment at all will lead to taking away the rights,” he said. “It won’t. Any legislation I support will protect the Second Amendment and state that a person is a criminal has a criminal record or has a history of mental illness or is on the terror watch list should not be able to purchase a weapon. I don’t see why anyone would be opposed to that, but some see it is the first step to take away their guns. It wouldn’t be though.”

Earlier this week, New Jersey lawmakers failed to override Christie’s veto of legislation that would require potential gun buyers seeking to clear a mental health record to first notify law enforcement officials of their petition.

Democrats believe Christie vetoed the bill because he wanted to appease conservative Republican primary voters in New Hampshire.

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  1. At http://www.naturalnews.com/052220_New_York_Times_gun_confiscation_totalitarianism.html, there is a superbly excellent essay that bluntly explains what is the truth of this whole gun control thingy. B’Ezras Hashem, I will quote part of it here: “Totalitarian end game is here: New York Times calls for nationwide gun confiscation from law-abiding Americans” “It is now obvious to nearly everyone that the leftist mainstream media is actively working on the same team as ISIS. Not only has this media — the NYT (New York Times), CNN, Washington Post, etc. — deliberately covered up the real threat of ISIS and radical Islam in America; it is now demanding that all Americans be disarmed so that ISIS terrorists will meet no armed citizens whatsoever as they escalate their terrorism and mass murder across America.” “CNN, for example, blacked out any mention of the word ‘Muslim’ when covering the breaking news of the San Bernardino shooting. . . . And now the New York Times is directly calling for the nationwide, government-run confiscation of firearms from all Americans.” . . . “The leftist media — much like ISIS itself — has now become the direct enemy of the American people. Have no illusions of what the New York Times is now calling for: Squads of jack-booted government thugs going door to door, raiding private homes and demanding people surrender their firearms and thereby make themselves completely vulnerable to home robberies, violent crime and terrorism at their doorstep.” “This gun confiscation effort, of course, must be carried out at gunpoint, unambiguously demonstrating that gun control isn’t about eliminating all the guns in America; it’s about monopolizing all the guns in the hands of the government . . . the same government that uses the IRS as a political weapon to terrorize conservative groups . . . the same government that prosecutes natural healers and alternative cancer doctors who save lives . . . the same government that demands all your children be vaccinated or injected with chemotherapy even without parental consent and in complete violation of not just the Geneva Convention, but the core principles of human rights.” “The New York Times, in publishing this call for nationwide gun confiscation, is now calling for the very same monopolization of weapons in the hands of government that we see in (tyrannical) countries like North Korea.”

  2. At http://www.naturalnews.com/052220_New_York_Times_gun_confiscation_totalitarianism.html, there is a superbly excellent essay that bluntly explains what is the truth of this whole gun control thingy. B’Ezras Hashem, I will quote part of it here: “Totalitarian end game is here: New York Times calls for nationwide gun confiscation from law-abiding Americans” “It is now obvious to nearly everyone that the leftist mainstream media is actively working on the same team as ISIS. Not only has this media — the NYT (New York Times), CNN, Washington Post, etc. — deliberately covered up the real threat of ISIS and radical Islam in America; it is now demanding that all Americans be disarmed so that ISIS terrorists will meet no armed citizens whatsoever as they escalate their terrorism and mass murder across America.” “CNN, for example, blacked out any mention of the word “Muslim” when covering the breaking news of the San Bernardino shooting. . . . And now the New York Times is directly calling for the nationwide, government-run confiscation of firearms from all Americans.” . . . “The leftist media — much like ISIS itself — has now become the direct enemy of the American people. Have no illusions of what the New York Times is now calling for: Squads of jack-booted government thugs going door to door, raiding private homes and demanding people surrender their firearms and thereby make themselves completely vulnerable to home robberies, violent crime and terrorism at their doorstep.” “This gun confiscation effort, of course, must be carried out at gunpoint, unambiguously demonstrating that gun control isn’t about eliminating all the guns in America; it’s about monopolizing all the guns in the hands of the government . . . the same government that uses the IRS as a political weapon to terrorize conservative groups . . . the same government that prosecutes natural healers and alternative cancer doctors who save lives . . . the same government that demands all your children be vaccinated or injected with chemotherapy even without parental consent and in complete violation of not just the Geneva Convention, but the core principles of human rights.” “The New York Times, in publishing this call for nationwide gun confiscation, is now calling for the very same monopolization of weapons in the hands of government that we see in (tyrannical) countries like North Korea.”

  3. Christie is 100% right. More gun control laws will NOT prevent shootings like the one in San Berdardino, or Sandy Hook, or anywhere else. Criminals will get their guns no matter what because they are CRIMINALS, i.e. they could care less about the rule of law. The only thing more gun control laws will do is prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves. California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, and a lot of good it did those poor people in San Bernardino. Across the board, the cities with the toughest gun control laws are the ones with the most deaths by shooting. There’s a reason for that: in those places, only the bad guys have guns because they will get them no matter how many laws we pass.

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