Assembly to make 2nd attempt at overriding Christie veto of gun law

The Assembly is scheduled to vote a second time to challenge Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of unanimously passed legislation on guns and mental health.

Lawmakers are expected to vote on the override Thursday. It’s the last voting session of the year.

An earlier vote was postponed when it was clear it would fall short in the Democrat-controlled Assembly.

It’s nothing new that Democrats would attempt to embarrass Christie by overriding him, but this time the Senate has already succeeded.

If the Assembly follows suit, it would be the first time in Christie two terms he’s been overridden.

At issue is a bill that requires people seeking to clear a mental health record in order to buy a firearm to first notify law enforcement. Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, conditionally vetoed it.

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