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Gun Control Advocates To Protest Monday As Gov. Christie Visits Connecticut

Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky/
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Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky/
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GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to face protesters on Monday as he campaigns in Connecticut.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the group of protesters want to show Christie they are not happy with his handling of gun control in New Jersey.

Gun Control Advocates To Protest Monday As Gov. Christie Visits Connecticut

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WCBS 880's Jim Smith reports

The protesters will be joined by reinforcements out of New Jersey as the governor makes a scheduled fundraising stop in Greenwich.

“We’re gonna travel to Connecticut to make sure he knows we expect him to continue to govern New Jersey,” said Nicola Bocour.

Bocour, with Ceasefire New Jersey, said they’ll line the roadway and wave signs at Christie and Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley as they head to the estate of a hedge fund executive.

“We want to deliver a message to Gov. Christie that he’s shown to be resistant hearing here in this state,” Bocour said.

Ceasefire New Jersey is not happy that Christie vetoed a measure lobbied for by families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting victims to limit the bullets in gun magazines, Smith reported.

Earlier this month Christie defended the actions, saying “I understand their argument, I’ve heard their argument, I don’t agree with their argument.”

Foley’s campaign said Christie’s visit has nothing to do with the tragedy in Newtown.

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