Assembly Fails to Override Christie’s Gun Veto by Three Votes

Assembly Fails to Override Christie’s Gun Veto by Three Votes

This Thursday The Assembly had voted 74-0 in the spring for the bill, S2360. That would require announcements to local police if a person who had once been involuntarily committed for psychiatric care wants a judge to erase those records so he or she can buy a gun. Governor Christopher Christie rejected it, turning it into a much broader proposal.

Enacting the law without Christie’s approval would require 54 votes in the Assembly, but it wound up being supporting by 51 lawmakers Thursday. The vote was not recorded, meaning that the bill wasn’t defeated and can be brought back up at a future session. The Assembly has two more voting sessions before the legislative session ends: Dec. 17 and Jan. 11.

The Senate failed in the fall in its first effort to override Christie’s veto, then succeeded in a second attempt in October.

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