On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed legislation that would have scaled back the size of the clips legally allowed in semi-automatic rifles in New Jersey, reducing magazine capacity to 10 rounds, down from 15. In place of the bill the governor sent the Legislature a list of reforms for strengthening the state’s mental health system. Before vetoing the bill, Christie refused to meet with a delegation of parents of children murdered in the mass shooting at Newtown, CT. The governor also said that the gun lobby did not influence his veto.
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