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Doug Jones on Gun Control

 

 


Ban bump stocks; waiting period for semi-automatic weapons

Q: Opinion of gun control?

Doug Jones: "An avid hunter." But wants ban on bump stocks, waiting period to buy a semi-automatic weapon, and laws to boost school safety and strengthen background checks.

Tommy Tuberville: Opposes "any form of gun control. They are not taking my guns. They want to take your guns away so they can control you."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Alabama Senate race , Oct 10, 2020

More background checks; raise purchase age to 21

Q: You said on the floor of the Senate:

(VIDEO CLIP) JONES: You can't simply demonize the NRA and pro-gun groups. While I know that these groups sometimes take what many, including me, consider extreme positions, they also represent millions of law- abiding gun owners who are concerned that their right to bear arms are at risk.

(END VIDEO) Q: What's your message to everyone we saw march last week who say that the NRA has had a stranglehold on Congress?

JONES: There is some truth to that. And those millions of kids around the country also represent a point of view that we have to do something to stem the tide of gun deaths in this country.

Q: So, what does that mean right now?

JONES: Well, we took a step, that the CDC can start doing some investigation and studies about gun violence. I think we can find that common ground. We can do more on background checks. I'd like to see the age limit of 21 for all semi-automatic weapons. We can have those kind of dialogues.

Source: ABC This Week 2018 interviews for 2017 Alabama Senate race , Apr 1, 2018

No assault weapons ban at this time

Q: Your colleague, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), has now says we have to try again on the assault weapons ban. Can you go that far?

JONES: I'm not sure I can go that far just yet. We've got to get done what I think can be done right now. Let's reach across and within our own party to do those things that we can do, and that to me is where I want to focus. I really don't believe that a gun ban is feasible right. And I think that there are things that can be done, that we need to look at.

Source: ABC This Week 2018 interviews for 2017 Alabama Senate race , Apr 1, 2018

Enforce current laws; no new restrictions

Gun Control: Support more restrictive gun control legislation?

Jones: No. Prioritize enforcement of current laws and improvements to background check system to prevent criminals and terrorists from getting guns while avoiding errors that keep law-abiding citizens from getting them.

Moore: No. Opposes expanding registration checks, calling them equivalent to national gun registration. Opposes bans on "assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on 2017 Alabama Senate race , Nov 1, 2017

Supporter of 2nd amendment

As a deer, turkey and bird hunter, Jones said he's also a supporter of Second Amendment rights. "Doug is culturally very Southern," [one journalist] said. "He's a good ole Southern boy who likes his hunting and fishing and is living the Christian life."
Source: Birmingham News on 2017 Alabama Senate race , Jun 14, 2017

Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey.

Jones supports the Christian Coalition survey question on gun rights

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Further Restrictions on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms ?' Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-10 on Sep 10, 2020

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