• HANNITY: But isn't that basically a lie? And is this legal?

    CHRISTIE: Listen, I think it's — listen, in New Jersey, yes, I think it probably is legal. But it doesn't mean it's right.

    HANNITY: All right. As governor, now one of the big debates in the Republican Party now is whether or not it's going to be a party of Reagan and conservatism or those that want a more moderate voice?

    As governor, now you're a prosecutor, so you're tough on crime.

    CHRISTIE: Yes.

    HANNITY: You're running this campaign on fiscal responsibility.

    CHRISTIE: Yes.

    HANNITY: Are there any issues where you are, quote, moderate to left as a Republican?

    CHRISTIE: Listen, I favor some of the gun-control measures we have in New Jersey.

    HANNITY: Bad idea.

    CHRISTIE: Listen, we have a densely-populated state, and there's a big hand gun problem in New Jersey. Now, I don't support all the things that the governor supports by a long stretch. But I think on guns — certain gun control issues, looking at it from a law-enforcement perspective, seeing how many police officers were killed, we have an illegal gun problem in New Jersey.

    HANNITY: Should every — should every citizen in the state be allowed to get a licensed weapon if they want one?

    CHRISTIE: In New Jersey, that's not going to happen, Sean.

    HANNITY: Why?

    CHRISTIE: Listen, the Democratic legislature we have, there's no way those type of things — listen, at the end of the day, what I support are common sense laws that will allow people to protect themselves, but I also am very concerned about the safety of our police officers on the streets, very concerned. And I want to make sure that we don't have an abundance of guns out there.

    But listen, the issues in this race are taxes and jobs and spending.

    HANNITY: It's the economcy, stupid.

    CHRISTIE: Listen, New Jersey has more than doubled its debt in the last eight years. We've raised taxes 110 times in the last eight years. We need to turn this around, or we're going to become a permanent second tier state.

    HANNITY: I think the entire northeast is in — in jeopardy of having massive portions of its population leave because they can't afford it.

    CHRISTIE: Well, listen, 450,000 people have left New Jersey in the last eight years, net. People are voting with their feet.