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Karen Handel on Gun Control

 

 


Opposes assault weapons ban; supports concealed carry

Karen is a strong supporter of individual citizens' right to keep and bear arms. She was born into a family of sportsmen and first fired a gun when she was eight years old. Karen opposes the re-imposition of the so-called "assault weapons ban," which essentially seeks to ban rifles used for hunting and sport shooting as well as handguns used recreationally or for legitimate self-defense. Karen understands that actual assault weapons are already banned by the 1968 Gun Control Act and that new bans are an attempt to deceive voters into believing that automatic weapons are currently legal. She supports the right of law abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon and believes that obtaining a carry permit should not be made so onerous as to become a de facto ban on such permits.
Source: 2013 Senate campaign website, karenhandel.com, "Issues" , Aug 1, 2010

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