CNN 2015 GOP primary debate: on Gun Control


Jeb Bush: 99.999% of people should be able to keep their guns

Hillary Clinton, after one of these horrific violent acts, said we need to have federal gun laws. President Obama almost always says the same thing. And the result is you're going to take away rights of law-abiding citizens, 99.999% of the people. That's not the right approach. In Florida, we have a background check. We have concealed-weapon permit holders. We have a reduction in violent crime because we put people behind bars when they use a gun in the commission of the crime.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

Marco Rubio: Criminals will ignore gun laws because they're criminals

The only people that follow the law are law-abiding people. Criminals by definition ignore the law. The criminals are going to ignore it because they are criminals. The real issue is why are they committing the violence? You can't have a strong country without strong people, you cannot have strong people without strong values, and you cannot have strong values without strong families and the institutions in this country that defend and support those families.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

Mike Huckabee: Litmus test for Supreme Court justices on Second Amendment

Q: Will you have a litmus test when it comes to appointing Supreme Court nominees?

HUCKABEE: You better believe I will. . I'd want to know do you believe in the First Amendment? And do you believe in the Fifth and the 14th Amendment? And I'd want to know do you really believe in the Second Amendment, do you believe that we have an individual right to bear arms to protect ourselves and our family and to protect our country? I'd make darn sure that we absolutely believe the 10th Amendment. Every governor on this stage would share this much with you. Our biggest fight wasn't always with the legislature or even with the Democrats. My gosh, half the time, it was with the federal government who apparently never understood that if it's not reserved in the Constitution, then the 10th Amendment says it's left to the states. But somebody forgot to send a memo to Washington.

Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

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    Second Tier: Four other Republicans
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2016 Presidential contenders on Gun Control:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah P