KEANSBURG - Gov. Chris Christie is defending his veto eliminating potential limits on high-capacity magazines.

Christie was asked why he failed to meet with the parents of children killed in the Newtown elementary school massacre while he was considering the legislation. 

He says neither their hardship nor his potential bid for the presidency had any effect on his decision. "Why 10, why not 6, why not 2, why not 1, why not 0? Why not just ban guns completely?" he asked. "The fact of the matter is, going from 15 to 10 makes no sense to me as a way to combat violence."

The governor says lawmakers still need to get to the root of the issue and not just attack the Second Amendment.

Lawmakers have been pushing for more mental health reform since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.