State of South Carolina Archives: on Gun Control

Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Pass common sense gun reform

Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website Feb 9, 2020

James Emerson Smith: Strict new regulations on gun sales, use and ownership

James believes in a South Carolina that stands with our youth. James will sign legislation that: Bans bump stocks and trigger cranks, requires universal background checks, including gun show sales, makes it a crime to threaten use of a weapon on school grounds, restricts retail sales of military-style assault weapons and introduces individual responsibility measures requiring owners of military-style assault weapons to be responsible for safekeeping and reporting stolen weapons promptly.
Source: 2018 S.C. gubernatorial candidate website May 2, 2018

Henry McMaster: Government continues to intrude on gun owners' rights

For decades, Henry has worked with the NRA to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. But government at every level continues to intrude on gun owners' rights. Henry has passionately defended our 2nd amendment rights in state & federal courts across America. Henry was instrumental in clearing the way for concealed weapons reciprocity with other states. When local government officials have attempted to encroach gun owners constitutional rights, the attorney general took action to protect gun owners' rights.
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website Jan 11, 2017

Thomas Ravenel: Second Amendment is the only gun law needed

There is only one gun law that law-abiding Americans need to follow: The Second Amendment.

It's always amazed me that government was so gung-ho to restrict our constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms. After all, the government's own statistics conclusively prove my point that increased gun ownership among the law-abiding public leads to a safer society.

It's a simple equation: Higher gun ownership among our citizens means a safer society. The government knows this. They know this debate isn't about safety--it's about power. In 1938, the Nazis banned Jewish citizens from owning weapons of any kind or participating in the arms' manufacturing industry. We all know what happened next. I'm not suggesting our leaders are Nazis, but I am suggesting it's a lot easier to take people's freedoms away when they can't fight back--and if you think Washington is out of control now, just wait until they succeed in advancing their radical "gun control" agenda.

Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, Sep 1, 2014

Brad Hutto: Supports only current gun laws

I support the current weapons laws in effect in this State.
Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

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2020 Presidential contenders on Gun Control:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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