N.J. gun rights group annoyed at Christie

Christie made the announcement a day before launching his presidential campaign, and signed an executive order creating the New Jersey Firearm Purchase and Permitting Study Commission on June 30.  

The governor at the time promised that "in the coming days and weeks" he would name three members "with experience in law enforcement and/or criminal law to serve as the Study Commission's membership" and said that  "the Commission will report back to the Governor within 90 days on its findings and recommendations."

But five months later, Christie — a candidate for the 2016 Republican nod — has yet to announce the panel's members, much less offer up any findings.

Alexander Roubian, president of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, said  "nothing's been done that we're aware of, and why nothing's been done is the question we're asking."

A spokesman for the governor, Kevin Roberts, did not respond to a request for information about the delay in staffing the commission.

Roubian said he was disappointed that the governor had not agreed to meet with his group, which promotes the unfettered exercise of Second Amendment rights.

"We've put in multiple requests, and the governor will not meet with us," said Roubian. "When I attended the NRA conference, I was embarrassed that our governor was not there."

Christie was snubbed by the NRA last April when it excluded him from speaking at its annual convention in Nashville, but invited a dozen other 2016 GOP hopefuls.

Roubian said he plans to hold a press conference next week at the Statehouse to seek answers to why the governor has not been able to fill the three-person commission.

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TROY SINGLETON
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