Contact Us

Chris Christie Open To All Violence-Control Ideas [VIDEO/AUDIO]

Governor Chris Christie has created a bi-partisan task force to look at what causes gun violence including; mental health issues, addiction, gun laws, school safety and the level of violence in society.

Governor Chris Christie
Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen

He’s given the panel 60 days to come back to him with recommendations.

Christie says the task force is free to explore anything and everything and if even if he doesn’t support an idea now, he could be persuaded to change his mind.

One of the most polarizing ideas to be floated following the Newtown school massacre is a proposal to allow armed guards in schools. Right now, Christie is not in favor of that course of action.

“I don’t think that’s appropriate for New Jersey,” explains the Governor. “I don’t think that having schools turned into armed camps is necessarily the right way to go, but I’ll be open-minded about it. If someone comes back to me and shows me hard evidence that tells me it could make things a lot better and a lot safer in schools than it is now and also gives me their opinion on how it affects the learning atmosphere and to make sure that it doesn’t have too deleterious an effect on the learning atmosphere.”

An FDU-Public Mind poll released earlier this week revealed that 50% of New Jerseyans are also against the National Rifle Association’s proposed plan to arm schools, with 45% in favor.

State Senators Ray Lesniak and Shirley Turner are sponsoring a bill that would declare violence as a “public health crisis,” and also empanel a commission to look at ways to mitigate violence, and would recommend the federal adoption of stricter gun control standards. That measure is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on January 28.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Watch live streaming video from governorchrischristie at

Courtesy Governor’s Office

Best of WOBM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WOBM Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WOBM Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.