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Gov. Christie says dunes are no longer optional

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The Hurricane Sandy aid package was a big topic of Governor Chris Christie's 100th town hall Wednesday in Manahawkin.

More than1,000 people turned out to question the governor on things like aid for businesses, dunes, and express frustrations with insurance companies.  The governor said that this year, summer at the Jersey shore will not be the same, however hopefully summer tourism will be back in full force for 2014.

Christie says that grant money will be soon available for small businesses looking to recover from damage caused by Sandy.  He did not mince words when it came to homeowners blocking the building of protective dunes along the shore.

"Here is the bottom line. There are going to be homeowners up and down this shore who once again want to sign easements to have these dunes built caue its gonna block their view. Okay, we had people lose their lives in this storm, we had people lose everything they owned in this storm, to protect your view, sorry!" said the Governor.

Another topic mentioned was gun control, the governor says that New Jersey has the third strictest gun control laws in the country, and has had an assault weapons ban since the early 90's.

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