Chris Christie courtesy digitaltrends.com

AmmoLand is reporting that on Friday, “…in addition to signing a $32.9 billion balanced bipartisan budget, Governor Christie continued his fiscally responsible approach to government and spending by vetoing a series of supplemental spending bills and other measures that would increase the costs of government. Included in this block of vetoes was A-3668/SCS for S-2467, 2471 (Jasey, McKeon, Cryan, Johnson, Quijano/Gill, Weinberg, Codey) -ABSOLUTE –  Which prohibits investment by State of pension and annuity funds in companies manufacturing, importing, and selling assault firearms for civilians use.” Christie’s rationale . . .

…given in his veto statement was that disinvestment would further frustrate the already overburdened New Jersey taxpayer. Fair enough. With the second highest tax burden among the fifty-seven states, the last thing Garden Staters needs is a lower return on their already-underwater pension funds just to satisfy the politically correct desires of the Gun Control Industrial Complex™.

Could Christie use the same reasoning to veto other gun control measures that will hit his desk? Has he made the political calculation that all the conspicuous kissy-face he played with the CinC may have served him well at home, but hurt his chances in a prospective presidential bid? Have his advisers looked at the polling and reasoned it’s time to shore up the red side of the electoral ledger? The People of the Gun will be watching with interest.

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      • That means “it depends on what version you heard.” If you got the email from your grandma that forwards everything, and it said, “See?! Obama is a secret Muslim. He accidentally said 57 states when he was talking about the US, and there are 57 Muslim states! It was a Freudian slip, and he really is a secret Muslim!” then “the point” of the email is False.

        He DID actually make a mistake and say “57 states” at one point in a speech. However, the part about Muslim states is false, if for no other reason than there aren’t necessarily 57 Muslim states, as Snopes points out.

        It’s one of those stupid things that you get in emails from people who “want to believe.” If you listen to the “57” in context, he very clearly meant 47, because he said he’d been in almost every state in the country, “fifty… (long pause) seven so far, one left to go,” because his staff wouldn’t let him go to Alaska or Hawaii.

        Of course, I really don’t know why I just typed that out, since everything I just said is written directly on the page you linked. I almost just deleted all of this and just typed “Read the goddamn page you linked, dumbass!” but I’d already typed it all, so there you go.

        • I read it, jeez. I pasted the summary for OP. If OP wants more information, OP is free to click the link. Settle down Francis Matt.

      • Just a tidbit on Snopes, take or leave it.

        SNOPES NO MORE!

        Many of the emails that I have sent or forwarded that had any anti Obama in it were negated by Snopes. I thought that was odd. Check this out.

        Shades of Krystalnacht

        Snopes, Soros and the Supreme Court’s Kagan. We-l-l-l-l now, I guess the time has come to check out Snopes! Ya’ don’t suppose it might not be a good time to take a second look at some of the stuff that got kicked in the ditch by Snopes, do ya’?

        We’ve known that it was owned by a lefty couple but hadn’t known it to be financed by Soros!

        Snopes is heavily financed by George Soros, a big time supporter of Obama and many other left wing organizations! In our Search for the truth department, we find what I have suspected on many occasions.

        I went to Snopes to check something about the dockets of the new Supreme Court Justice. Elena Kagan, who Obama appointed, and Snopes said the email was false and there were no such dockets.
        So I Googled the Supreme Court, typed in Obama-Kagan, and guess what?

        Yep, you got it; Snopes Lied! Everyone of those dockets are there.

        So Here is what I wrote to Snopes:

        Referencing the article about Elana Kagan and Barak Obama dockets:

        The information you have posted stating that there were no such cases as claimed and the examples you gave are blatantly false.

        I went directly to the Supreme Courts website, typed in Obama Kagan and immediately came up with all of the dockets that the article made reference to.

        I have long suspected that you really slant things but this was really shocking.

        Thank You. I hope you will be much more truthful in the future, but I doubt it.

        That being said, Ill bet you didn’t know this.

        Kagan was representing Obama in all the petitions to prove his citizenship. Now she may help rule on them.

        Folks, this is really ugly. Chicago Politics at its best and the beat goes on and on and on.

        Once again the US Senate sold us out!

        Now we know why Obama nominated Elana Kagan for the Supreme Court. Pull up the Supreme Courts website, go to the docket and search for Obama.

        She was the Solicitor General for all the suits against him filed with the Supreme Court to show proof of natural born citizenship. He owed her big time. All of the requests were denied of course.

        They were never heard.

        It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn’t it?
        The American people mean nothing any longer. It’s all about payback time for those who compromised themselves to elect someone who really has no true right to even be there.

        Here are some websites of the Supreme Court Docket:

        You can look up some of these hearings and guess what? Elana Kagan is the attorney representing Obama!
        Check out these examples:
        http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-8857.htm

        http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-6790.htm

        http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-724.htm

        If you are not interested in justice or in truth, simply delete.

        However, if you hold sacred the freedoms granted to you by the U.S. Constitution, by all means, PASS it ON!

        There truly is tyranny afoot.

        • This is blatantly false. The snopes article never claimed there were no such dockets merely that those dockets A) had nothing to do with citizenship challenges and B) only had both of those names because the Solicitor General is the advocate for all lawsuits filed against the federal government over abridgments of constitutional rights.

          http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/kagan.asp

  1. I’m not certain there is anything Christie can do to look credible on guns to the GOP base — too many past sins. Still, every little bit helps.

  2. this fat RINO has a long road to ahead to win any credibility with gun owners if he’s looking at national office. i wouldn’t mind if he tries, though…

    • Layman’s terms: Not long after Newtown, some politicians in New Jersey (and in other places) discovered pension and annuity funds for State employees were investing in firearms and associated companies. This is, of course, within the purview of the folks running those funds, as their job is to put the money in safe places where it can grow, and firearms companies are a good example of that. However, the politicians were horrified, because guns. So they attempted to pass a law saying “you can’t put our money there, because guns are bad, m’kay?” The law passed, and Christie vetoed it. Whether he did it for financial reasons (gun companies are a good investment, especially in the current climate) or for political reasons (taking money away from gun companies makes Republicans angry) is the subject of this post.

      How’s that? If it didn’t make sense, I’ll try again.

  3. Christie has done a 180 lately trying to distance himself from Obama and the liberals in hopes of bettering his chances in 2016… he stands no chance, he will not get an conservative backing.

  4. All this tells you Christie will say anything that is politically correct to achieve his goals. And like many politicos, once the political goals are achieved he will reveal his true agenda, which in no way reconcile with the public posturing that gets him to where he wants to be. No, I’m not referring to an all you can consume buffet at AC. He’s as conservative as obama. And pound for pound a bigger lair.

  5. With our luck, Christie will be the Republican presidential nominee. That would fall in line with the zombie brain dead decisions the Republican party leaders have shown lately. OR…they are all paid off by Bloomberg…sigh.

  6. Opportunistic Christie is attempting to reposition himself for a Presidential run. He’s not only a RINO but he’s been carrying water for the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood in New Jersey – advancing their infiltration of our governmental infrastructure.

  7. There isn’t a thing Christie could do or not do.
    At this point in time that would earn my vote if he were to run for President.
    Right now Im for “other”.

  8. Christie made his political bones as a gungrabber. He won’t change unless Smith & Wesson acquires Duncan Donuts or Pizza Hut.

  9. I voted with my feet and move out of NJ 3 years ago. Even with a large pay cut I am still happier in Florida where gun control means a good grip on your weapon.

  10. Jabba, you can pretend all you want over the next three years, but you don’t have a chance in hell of getting elected President.

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