State of Rhode Island Archives: on Gun Control

Bob Flanders: Security measures & dedicated first responder at schools

We live in a time of heightened security. There is some truth to the saying that "things aren't as they used to be." Not only do we need to improve educational outcomes, but we need to protect our classrooms: The classroom is a place of learning and we need to keep our kids and teachers safe, while preparing our pupils for the next generation.

We secure our courts, our airports, even our sports venues--we must secure our schools to ensure the safety of our children and our teachers. To do so, we must:

Source: 2018 R.I. Senate campaign website Nov 1, 2018

Gina Raimondo: Enact common-sense gun control measures

When there are shootings on our streets, businesses are less likely to put down roots and thrive. As governor, Gina will:
Source: 2014 R.I. Gubernatorial campaign website, Nov 4, 2014

Mark Zaccaria: Second Amendment guarantees individual right to own guns

Q: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?

A: No.

Q: Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support a ban on assault rifles?

A: No.

Zaccaria adds, "We have plenty of laws in place on the subject of individual behavior. This is the proper province of criminal justice. We do not need any laws banning technologies. We need to have faith in the ability of ordinary citizens to use the authority granted them by the US Constitution and to use it responsibly."

Source: R.I. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2010

Carl Sheeler: Supports safety locks, licensing, background checks, & more

Source: 2004 R.I. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2004

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