TRENTON - Gun control advocates gathered at the state house Monday to criticize the governor for vetoing several gun control bills last week.

They accused the governor of thinking more about national politics than New Jersey. Earlier this month, Christie did sign almost one dozen less controversial gun bills.

"I think we're marginally safer," says gun control advocate Bryan Miller. "But at the same time, compared to states like New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Colorado, California, and so on, we just moved the marker, a little bit forward."

The governor recently vetoed bills that would have overhauled New Jersey's purchase permit and one that outlawed a type of rifle that uses .50 caliber ammunition.