Chris Christie’s big dilemma came into sharp focus on Thursday.

The New Jersey governor and possible 2016 White House contender signed 10 gun control bills into law but took no action on another five, more controversial measures.

Two of the bills Christie signed were opposed by gun-rights activists: One bars gun purchases by people on the federal terrorism watch-list; the other makes it mandatory for the state to submit information on people who are banned from gun ownership to a national database.

Christie has not tipped his hand as to whether he will sign or veto the other five bills, which include an outright ban on the sale of the highest caliber rifle currently available to civilians.

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