Chris Christie Urges Focus on Mental Health After Oregon Mass Shooting

Gov.Chris Christie weighed in on the mass shooting in Oregon on "This Week."

“I'm very concerned about the mental health side of this,” Christie told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Sunday on “This Week.” Christie advocates making involuntary commitment easier for doctors to enforce if they fear a mentally ill patient could become violent.

“We don't want to involuntarily commit them, to put them away,” he said. “We want to protect others and get them the help they need.”

“I think it’s about the mental health issue,” Christie said. “I don’t think we’re as aggressive as we should be.”

The governor turned his focus from the campaign trail to his home state in recent days, canceling campaign stops in the New Hampshire. He declared a state of emergency in New Jersey to help residents prepare for Hurricane Joaquin, which so far has spared the state from any major damage.

“We’re lucky we dodged a bullet in New Jersey this time,” Christie said.