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Christie: Obama Must Deal With Violence Not Just Gun Control

Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013 10:02 PM

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The national conversation about preventing mass shootings has focused mostly on gun control but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that the conversation should go beyond just placing stronger limits on firearms.

Calling it “part of the program,” Christie told Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today Show” that he would not just endorse President Barack Obama's focus on gun control because it was not the only issue causing the continuous violence plaguing the country.

“All you’re focusing on is gun control. What about the violence in our video games?” Christie said. “We don’t allow them into our house because we think it desensitizes [our children] to violence... Why don’t we deal with substance abuse and mental health issues?”

Christie, who supported stronger gun control measures in New Jersey when running for the state Assembly in 1995, said that part of the program needs to be gun control - and it has been in his own state, but that isn’t enough.

“The states need to make some of these decisions like we’ve made in New Jersey - we have the second toughest gun laws in America, behind only the state of New York,” he said. “But I think if all you talk about is that you’re shortchanging the conversation... You’ve got to deal with these other issues.”




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