New Jersey Governor Christie’s record on guns was already facing heavy scrutiny before the events of June 17, when nine people were shot and killed in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
In early June, Governor Chris Christie traveled to South Carolina where he tried to gain credibility with the gun rights crowd – claiming that no new gun laws were made in New Jersey since he became governor. And in New Jersey he recently pardoned two people for illegally transporting guns in the state. Sounds like a guy big on the Second Amendment. But dig a little deeper and his track record tells a more complicated story.
Also this week: we learned that Cami Anderson, the controversial superintendent of the Newark public school system, will be leaving on July 8. Governor Christie also announced that three of his cabinet members will be leaving within the next few weeks. We’ll talk about the changes with the Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran.
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