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John Carney on Gun Control

 

 


Enforce existing gun laws; do more on mental health

Congressman John Carney came to the Delaware Council for Global and Muslim Affairs to discuss his bid for governor of Delaware. On gun control, Carney stated that he supported common sense regulations, and mainly believed that we should focus on actually enforcing the laws we already have on the books, since that could potentially stop much of the violence associated with guns.

Carney also discussed the importance of mental health. He shared a story where he asked a school principal if he had one more dollar, where would it go? The principal responded by saying it would go to a mental health therapist.

Current politics, according to Carney, is dominated by partisanship. He said that he tries his best to not only represent his constituency, but also to be a moderate, staying away from extremes. But being a moderate means taking shots from both sides, which makes that choice especially hard.

Source: Wilmington News Journal on 2016 Delaware Governor's race , Mar 10, 2016

Ban large-capacity ammunition.

Carney co-sponsored Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act

Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act

Source: H.R.138&S.33 13-HR0138 on Jan 3, 2013

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