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New Jersey governor vetoes proposed gun ban

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday vetoed legislation that would have banned .50-caliber rifles from the state, infuriating gun control activists who said that he was bowing to political pressure from the right.


Hoplophobes lose another one. Anything that "infuriates" the nutters must be a good thing.


He also rejected 2 other anti-gun measures.


"Tellingly, the legislature points to no instance of this class of firearms being used by even a single criminal in New Jersey," he said.


"After seven months of intense battles over misguided legislation that won't stop another crime or prevent another tragedy, we are grateful that Governor Christie has finally ended the discussion on the worst of the bills by tossing them onto the scrap heap where they belong," said Scott Bach, director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs.


The move comes a week after Christie signed into law 10 less controversial gun violence bills that were backed by gun control advocates, including bans on the sale of firearms to people on federal terrorism watch lists and increased penalties for firearms use.


Signing the good parts (keeping radical Islamist terrorists from buying firearms and stiffer penalties for those who use firearms in crimes) while rejecting the "do noting/feel good" proposals = good job, well done.

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