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Deborah Ross on Gun Control

 

 


Tried to block legislation that would allow concealed carry

Ross spent her time as a state representative voting against almost all key state legislation on firearms, according to Project Vote Smart. She tried to block state legislation that would allow people to carry concealed handguns into restaurants & state parks as well as legislation that gave judges permission to take concealed weapons to court. State residents with concealed carry permits can now take their guns into restaurants, and judges with the same types of permits can take their firearms to work.
Source: McClatchyDC.com on 2016 North Carolina Senate race , Aug 25, 2016

Supports commonsense gun safety and background checks

Ross said "the right time is now" to talk about issues that include gun safety. She specifically used the term "personal safety," and said background checks could be a way to ensure terrorists and people who have a history of violence don't have access to guns. Ross said "the second amendment is very important, but we have to have commonsense gun safety."
Source: Salisbury Post on 2016 North Carolina Senate race , Jun 14, 2016

Voted NO on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks

HB 111 Concealed Handguns in Restaurants and State Parks
Bill Passed House (74 - 42); Rep. Deborah Ross voted Nay .
Source: VoteSmart synopsis: 2011-2012 North Carolina voting records , Mar 30, 2011

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