New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a conditional veto Monday for a bipartisan bill that would have increased mandatory surrenders of guns after domestic violence allegations.
The Assembly bill, introduced in February, sailed through committees and passed that Republican-led body in a 48-11 vote in June before winning over the Democrat-controlled Senate in a 29-1 roll call. Requiring a vast update to how guns are handled in the Garden State after a domestic violence order or conviction has been obtained, Christie called it a restatement of current laws already on the books without any improvements and sent it back to the Assembly.
“I urge the Legislature to join with me in a bipartisan manner to broaden this bill’s approach to reducing domestic violence while simultaneously empowering victims to protect themselves through lawful means,” said Christie in a statement. “Together, we can enact a more comprehensive approach and reduce the harm that domestic violence inflicts on victims, families, and our society.”
Christie proposed lawmakers add provisions to speed up the processing of firearm license applications for victims of domestic violence, enhancing penalties for those convicted of domestic violence and move to tighten up parole and probation guidelines for offenders in order to obtain his …Read the Rest
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