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Is Chris Christie Overreacting Over the NRA’s “Reprehensible” Ad?

Earl29 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:00 PM
So in his heart he is an arrogant elitist snob?
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:10 PM
If you have a means to permit me to ask him questions, please enlighten me. Until then, I must judge him by his actions, or his inaction.
No, they are being killed by insane individuals.
Access to guns by responsible people is not a problem. In fact, it is a solution.
You are correct about mental health issues, but that system is broken.
Mary973 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:58 PM
The normal citizens' children are being killed by insane individual's access to guns. I stated I am all for armed police at every school, ask Christie if he supports this. Don't guess his answer, ask. He responded to the NRA ad which was reprehensible. Armed security did not help at Columbine, however, the answer will include much more on the ID of mental health issues and access to guns.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:49 PM
Get into the real world. It is the normal citizen's children that are being killed. If the truth offends you, or Chris Christie, too bad. That ad was factual.
If he agrees with guarding all children, he should say so. Until he does, I have no reason to believe he agrees with it. I am not a mind reader.
Mary973 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:38 PM
Not selective indignation when you are a high profile politician that receives daily threats, good grief, all of our high profile politician's children need protection beyond that of normal citizen's children. Are you kidding? I cannot give you one real world example, thank God, since these children have SS protection. The NRA suggested all schools have armed guards, which I agree with, and don't think Christie disagreed with, it was the ad that was offensive.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:29 PM
No one should have had to ask. He should have been balanced.
Perhaps in fiction they are targets, but can you give me one real world example?
The point is, when the NRA suggested all children should be guarded, President Obama ridiculed the idea. What did Christie say then? I'm not aware that he said anything. You can defend his selective indignation if you wish, but it is still selective indignation.
Mary973 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:21 PM
Did anyone ask him his thoughts about Obama using children as political points in his announcement? I am sure as a high profile politician with children he responded to the NRA Ad. I hope you can put aside political bias long enough to realize any President's or Gov's children are vulnerable targets for kidnapping or assassination, unlike most other children.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:13 PM
He protests the use of the children of public officials to make political points, but has no problem with using the children of the common people to do the same.
Mary973 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:09 PM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is apparently up in arms because the National Rifle Association released an ad asking simple yet important question: If President Obama’s kids are protected by professional armed guards -- why can’t yours be, too?

I agree with the governor on a number of substantive points, but here are two things to consider:

1. The NRA -- at no point during their advertisement -- explicitly attacked Sasha and Malia Obama by name. Yes, they imply that the “president’s children” -- because of who they are -- have certain...