Jumping Targets: A Brief Run Down on Presidential Hopefuls’ Stands on Gun Control Part 1 of 2
Posted by Eric Morgan on September 03, 2015 0 Comments
There are many hot button topics this political season, but none are more important to gun owners than gun control. This two-part article highlights the candidates’ stances on gun reform.
Clinton believes in “common sense” gun reforms and backs bipartisan legislation that will require universal background checks on all gun purchases. However, her liberal past has a quote that will haunt her: “We’ve got to rein in what has become almost an article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere at anytime ... We really have got to get our arms around it because at the rate we are going, we are going to have so many people with guns everywhere fully licensed, fully validated ... it would be a bad idea to let people go to bars with guns, let them to go to school with guns, let them go to church with guns.” Dig deeper and Hillary’s true socialist agenda about guns comes out.
O’Malley is calling for a ban on assault weapons, finger printing requirements, stricter background checks and wants to prevent “straw” purchases of guns.
Moderate when speaking about gun control, he voted against the Brady Bill, voted for a ban on assault weapons, voted for universal background checks and voted to allow firearms on Amtrak trains.
Given an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association, he has consistently opposed stricter gun laws.
Cruz also has an A+ rating from the NRA and he has strongly voiced his support for the Second Amendment.
Paul has been given an “A” rating by the NRA and is a very strong supporter of the Second Amendment. After the tragic Charleston shooting, Paul said that the government cannot “fix” a “sickness in our country.”
Rubio has an “A” rating with the NRA. He also introduced a “Second Amendment Rights in the District of Columbia” Act that would essentially amend D.C. gun laws, which would make it easier for individuals to obtain firearms.
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