New Jersey governor Chris Christie has slammed the NRA over their recent attack ad branding President Obama as an ‘elitist hypocrite’ for having Secret Service protection for his two daughters.
‘To talk about the president’s children, or any public officer’s children, who have—not by their own choice, but by requirement—to have protection, and to use that somehow to try to make a political point is reprehensible,’ Christie said in a press conference on Thursday.
Even though Christie was stalwart in his support of the President over the ad, that was the end of their cross-party similarities as he distanced himself from the executive actions signed by Obama on Wednesday that were the first legislative steps for stricter gun control following the December 14 shooting.
‘If all we do is talk about gun control, then we’re missing the point,’ Christie said at a town hall meeting just three hours after Obama signed the executive actions.
‘What I’d like to have a real conversation about, and I intend to start very, very soon, is not just about gun control. That’s part of it. But it’s also about violence control.’