Gun advocates in New Jersey say Chris Christie is no friend of gun freedom, and have joined organizations like the NRA that have given the tough-talking governor low marks for his support of the Second Amendment.
Last week, NJ.com reported that Christie is drawing fire for not following through on his promise to appoint a commission to ensure the state's laws "do not infringe on New Jerseyans' constitutional rights."
Christie vowed on June 30, one day before announcing he was running for president, to form the New Jersey Firearm Purchase and Permitting Study Commission. But little has happened since then.
The NRA has already expressed disappointment with Christie, giving him a "C" grade on its gun-rights report card. Meanwhile, the pro-gun control Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has given his New Jersey an "A-."
Christie remains low in national polls, garnering just 2 percent in some national surveys. But his campaign got a boost over the holiday weekend when the New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed him.
New Hampshire is known as a staunchly pro-Second Amendment state and Christie’s track record is weak.
Fox News Channel's "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier recently reported that Christie entered politics in the 1990s citing his desire to control guns.
Baier cited a 1993 Star-Ledger article quoting Christie during his campaign for state Senate as saying, "The issue that has motivated me to get into this race is the recent attempt by certain Republican legislators to repeal New Jersey's ban on assault weapons."
Christie told Fox he doesn’t remember taking the position.
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