Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:16 AM
DonViejo (16,996 posts)
In Town-Hall Meeting, Christie Counters Obama on Guns
by Andrew Romano Jan 16, 2013 10:20 PM EST
After Newtown, Republicans can’t keep parroting the NRA on gun policy. Will Christie chart a new course that Americans can agree with?
By the time Gov. Chris Christie waddled out the door of the St. Mary of the Pines parish center in Manahawkin, N.J., on Wednesday evening, he had accomplished several things. He’d completed the 100th town-hall meeting of his tenure in Trenton.
He’d reassured nearly 800 coastal residents, most of whom had suffered some sort of setback during Hurricane Sandy, which came ashore a mere 35 miles south, that help was on the way (a long-delayed $60 billion relief package had just passed the House, with grants for rebuilding to follow).
And while he didn’t explicitly announce his intention to run for president in 2016—it’s still much too early for that, of course—he did seize on the latest gun-control developments from Washington, D.C., to display exactly how agile and formidable a candidate he might be, should he decide to toss his hat into the ring.
Turns out the New Jersey governor doesn’t think America should limit itself to a debate over “gun control.” He envisions something much more expansive than that. “If all we do is talk about gun control, then we’re missing the point,” Christie explained. “What I’d like to have a real conversation about, and I intend to start very, very soon, is not just about gun control. That’s part of it. But it’s also about violence
5 replies, 942 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
In Town-Hall Meeting, Christie Counters Obama on Guns (Original post)
|Bolo Boffin||Jan 2013||#4|
Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:13 AM
dkf (37,305 posts)
2. Why would he be leading this conversation?
"It’s not good for us to have a conversation about just one thing,” he concluded. “We need to discuss all of it, and that’s the conversation I’m going to be leading in the next weeks and months.”