Governor Christie and Gun Control

By Bader George Qarmout

Bader-Qarmout-portrait-picIn the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre in December of 2012, many politicians moved to give the appearance of doing something about gun control. My heart continues to brake for the families who will always feel an emptiness in their life. New Jersey politicians were not immune from the pressure of passing gun control bills. I was opposed to new laws and urged others to join me in opposition.  The thirteen bills passed by the New Jersey legislature that landed on Governor Christie’s desk did little to address the real issues and did nothing to prevent a similar massacre from reoccurring.

Last week Governor Christie addressed the last three of the thirteen bills. The first ten bills were signed into law by the republican governor. The National Rifle Association classified 2 of the 10 as a benefit to gun owners and two were opposed by NRA. I remain opposed to the signing of those 2 bills. The remaining six bills had a negligible impact on gun owners and were not opposed. This week Gov. Christie Vetoed and returned the remaining 3 of the 13 bills. Of all thirteen bills the three remaining bills were most intrusive and an offense to the Constitution and violated Liberty. My family and I are proud gun owners and members of the NRA and New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS). I urge all good patriots who support the 2nd Amendment by joining either or both organizations.

I want to thank and applaud Governor Christie for vetoing the remaining gun control bills because I truly believe when you take guns away from law abiding citizens; you empower the criminals and embolden the government against the citizenry.  Thank you Governor for defending the 2nd amendment and standing with 1 million lawful gun owners in New Jersey who are law abiding citizens, because to punish the innocent along with the guilty is no justice at all.


Posted: August 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Newtown CT | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Governor Christie and Gun Control”

  1. martin m said at 3:03 am on August 21st, 2013:

    Thank you for your honest opinion,there are to many laws for the gun abiding citizen,i feel we have rights ,when it comes to our gun rights.Most gun people follow the law of ownership.What new jersey needs is ccw,like the rest of the country has,so crime can go down.Only the criminals have all the guns in new jersey.

  2. whoze on first said at 8:24 am on August 21st, 2013:

    This fellow is a “former candidate for U.S. Senate 2012. Why does anyone care about what he thinks?

  3. Jessi Paladini said at 10:34 am on August 21st, 2013:

    I care what he thinks, and I think he is right. Keep up the good work, Bader.

  4. Pilgrim said at 3:03 pm on August 22nd, 2013:

    If “there are many laws for the gun abiding citizen”; what difference will a few more laws make for the LAW abiding citizen? By-the-way, what is a “gun abiding” citizen? Are they citizens who prefer the rule of the gun over the rule of the law? If criminals have “all the guns in new jersey”, does that make police officers and “gun abiding citizens” criminals?