State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Gun Control
Absolute right to gun ownership
Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Absolute right to gun ownership"?
Source: OnTheIssues 2020 interview on North Carolina Governor race
Apr 30, 2020
Supports background checks & ban on high capacity magazines
Cal believes there are commonsense steps we can take to protect our communities from gun violence while protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens. Cal will work to keep our kids safe and to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, criminals,
and terrorists by supporting efforts to expand background checks, ban the sale of high-capacity magazines, pass extreme laws, and fund gun violence research on an issue that has become a public health crisis.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate campaign website CalForNC.com
Jun 10, 2020
Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority
Everytown for Gun Safety threw its support behind 11 Democratic Senate candidates including Cal Cunningham in North Carolina.
"Everytown is going all-in to flip the Senate and elect leaders who will treat America's gun violence epidemic
like the crisis it is," the Everytown President said. The group has targeted a number of key races in the House and Senate, emphasizing the need to protect what it calls a "gun sense majority," which is mostly comprised of Democratic candidates.
Source: The Hill e-zine on 2020 North Carolina Senate endorsements
Jun 9, 2020
Deeply skeptical of laws that undermine 2nd Amendment rights
Q: What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
A: The Second Amendment protects the people's right to own and carry a firearm, and I am deeply skeptical of laws that undermine this Constitutional right.
I don't believe we need new gun laws to protect public safety, but instead enforce existing laws against violent criminals and prevent the mentally ill from buying and accessing firearms.
Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 North Carolina Senate race
Nov 3, 2020
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 .
Authorizes a person with a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun in a restaurant, unless the person
in control of the restaurant has posted a notice prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises.
Authorizes a person with a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on the grounds or waters of any state park.
Source: VoteSmart synopsis: 2011-2012 North Carolina voting records
Mar 30, 2011
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
For universal background checks, ban on assault rifles
In my first 100 days I commit to file and advance common sense gun control legislation that includes the following provisions:
Universal background checks;
A ban on assault rifles and bump stocks;
Closing gun show / retail to owner
transfers / owner to owner transfers;
Red flag limitations providing access for loved ones and family members to petition to remove firearms from gun owners during periods of incapacitation.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate website EricaForUS.org
Feb 7, 2020
Okay with local background check & training program
Q: What needs to change in North Carolina where gun laws are concerned? Do we have it right?
Grange: I think we do. We have a permitting process for handguns
where people have to go through a background check with their county sheriff. We have training programs that are required if you decide you want to carry a concealed firearm, and that involves actually shooting the firearm.
Source: WHQR Public Media on 2020 North Carolina Gubernatorial race
Oct 9, 2016
NRA is a morally, financially bankrupt organization
[On the National Rifle Association]: "The majority party in the state legislature is simply a wholly owned subsidiary of the NRA," Jackson said. "I consider the NRA to be a morally and financially bankrupt organization."
Jackson told the crowd that he thought it was time for North Carolina to have a U.S. Senator who did not care what the NRA thought.
Source: The Wautauga Democrat on 2022 North Carolina Senate race
Jul 1, 2021
Strong believer in the Second Amendment
As a member of the NRA, Mark is a strong believer in the Second Amendment. The right to keep and bear arms must not be infringed.
Mark will fight any attempt to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens.
Source: 2014 North Carolina House campaign website, WalkerForNC.com
Oct 10, 2014
Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded
Q: More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety?
WALKER: Strongly Disagree
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina House race
Sep 30, 2014
Eliminating our gun rights is a wrongheaded idea
President Obama has made it his mission to eliminate our gun rights, and as the owner of a gun store and range, I know how wrongheaded his ideas are.
Law-abiding citizens are not the problem, and I will stand strong for the rights guaranteed to each of us by the 2nd Amendment.
Source: 2016 North Carolina House campaign website TedBudd.com
Nov 8, 2016
Lifetime NRA member; owns gun range and store
Currently, he is the owner of ProShots. When Ted Budd bought the business, ProShots was struggling, but it is now a thriving shooting-sports retail store, training center, and indoor range.
As a lifetime NRA and Grassroots NC member and the owner of a gun range and store, Ted will not waver in defense of the freedoms protected by the 2nd Amendment.