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MILLVILE - Once again New Jersey Democrats fell short in their attempt to override Governor Chris Christie's veto of legislation dealing with guns and mental illness.
The Assembly vote was suspended today, falling three votes short of the support needed to rebuke Christie. Their final opportunity to override the veto will be on January 11th.
The bill required potential gun buyers seeking to clear a mental health record to first notify law enforcement officials of their petition. The measure initially passed unanimously in the legislature before Christie conditionally vetoed it, saying he wanted a more comprehensive approach to reform how the state deals with mental health and guns.
The Democratic legislature's failure sustains Christie's blemish-free streak on overrides, something he has touted on his campaign trail for President.
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