January 3, 2016

Gov. Chris Christie, who has never been a big supporter of unlimited guns because he presides over big urban cities - has been forced to change his tune on gun control since he's running for the GOP presidential nomination. Christie also doesn't understand what powers the presidency does hold and instead, makes believe issuing executive orders are dictatorial.

WALLACE: -- is expected to announce executive action on new gun controls this week to expand background checks, and also to bar more accused domestic abusers from being able to buy guns. Your reaction to that?

CHRISTIE: This president is a petulant child. Whenever we can get what he wants because quite frankly, the American people have rejected his agenda by turning both the House and the Senate over to the Republicans, and going from 21 governors when he came into office, the 31 Republican governors now, now this president wants to act as if he is a king, as if he is a dictator.

The fact is if he wants to make changes these laws, go to Congress and convince the Congress that they're necessary. But this is going to be another illegal executive action which I’m sure will be rejected by the courts. And when I become president, will be stricken from executive action, by executive action I will take.

The American people elected Obama twice as president so they did not reject him, dumbo. And Chris Wallace, again, rightfully called him out for his past flip flops on gun control and highlighted how bad the NRA views him.

WALLACE: But the report seemed to case, sir, that you have flipped on gun control. They know, critics do, in 2013 when you were running for reelection, that you signed ten bills tightening gun restrictions, including banning handgun purchases by people on the terror watch list and the NRA that year when you were running for reelection only gave you a "C". And they say, critics do, and some of them, yes, your rivals, say that you have changed your tune on gun control since you started running for president.

CHRISTIE: I haven't changed my tune, Chris. In fact, I signed is the bill that banned guns on the terror watch list. As president, I would make sure that terror watch list was actually accurate. But I think most Americans believe if you're on the terror watch list, you shouldn't be able to buy guns. But I also have vetoed the 50-caliber rifle ban, I’ve also vetoed a statewide ID system. I’ve also vetoed a reduction in the magazine ban, and I’ve also pardoned six different folks so far who have been caught up very unfairly in my view in New Jersey's gun laws.

I'm happy that he got a C by the NRA, but since he's been running for president, he immediately took corrosive actions against gun safety to try and pad his record for the Republican base. That's been horrible and dangerous for the state of New Jersey, the state that actually elected him and who he works for.

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