Something that is vital to gun freedom is the stance of the future POTUS on firearms. While the subject of weapons has been mostly ignored by many of the presidential candidates, we reveal some interesting stances and quotes to provide insight on exactly who if for gun rights and who is not.
Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gave a notable quote in New Hampshire earlier this year when he said “We define gun control real simple- that’s hitting what you aim at”. We could not agree more with that statement. However, Hillary Rodham Clinton who is the leading edge of the democrat party also made a quote in New Hampshire just last month. She said, “We have to take on the gun lobby. This is a controversial issue. I am aware of that. But I think it is the height of irresponsibility not to talk about it.”
The New York Times was weighing on the same subject but had this to say about our stance on gun rights:
Tell that to the Republican candidates staunchly opposed to gun safety laws, like limits on ammunition used in the rapid-fire, battlefield-type weapons favored by mass shooters and a ban on unregistered weapon sales by dealers at gun shows. Mass shootings involving three or more murder victims have been on the rise in recent years, according to federal data, while gun production has more than doubled since 2008.
Republican candidates prefer to focus on the mental health of mass shooters as the decisive issue, not easy gun access, as if both issues should not be forcefully pursued by sensible public leaders.
Obviously NYT is voting for Hillary (big surprise).
The Washington Times provided a small list of firearms that candidates personally own. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio prefer .357 magnum revolvers; Donald Trump has a Heckler & Koch .45; Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina owns an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, and so forth, for a total of at least 40 guns among 15 candidates.
Governor Chris Christie was quick to mention how “There would be a whole list of things I would change” when it came to his own state’s oppressive gun laws. Jeb Bush who signed the Stand Your Ground law in Florida got an “A” from the NRA after making the statement in 2003, “The sound of our guns is the sound of freedom”. Jeb and Christie are not known to carry any firearms on their person.
Hopefully you have gained a little insight on certain candidates, and that you will act accordinglywhen elections roll around.
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