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Christie defends gun ammo veto, not meeting with Sandy Hook families

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) Gov. Chris Christie is defending his decision to veto legislation that would have reduced the legal limits on gun ammunition magazines.

Christie said Monday that his potential national ambitions did not influence his decision to veto the bill, as some critics have suggested. He also defended his decision not to meet with parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting who traveled to Trenton last week to support the bill.

Christie said he had already signed the veto at that point and didn't want to waste the parents' time.

The measure would have reduced the state's legal ammunition capacity from 15 to 10 rounds.

Christie said he doesn't believe the measure would do anything to end gun violence.

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