State of Mississippi Archives: on Gun Control

Jensen Bohren: Moratorium on studying gun violence must be lifted

On the issue of gun control, Bohren's stance is a bit more controversial for progressives and the Democratic Party. Although Bohren supports the Second Amendment, he is in favor of extensively researching gun violence. "We need to lift the˙moratorium on studying the underlying causes of gun violence. We haven't studied the fundamentals of the issue since the mid-nineties. To avoid researching an issue due to political implications is stunningly irresponsible."
Source: MillennialPolitics.CO on 2018 Mississippi Senate race Jan 6, 2018

Chris McDaniel: Opposes more gun restrictions

Question topic: More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

McDaniel: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Mississippi Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Chris McDaniel: Blames rising gun violence on "hip-hop" culture

In a promotional segment for his Christian conservative radio program, Right Side Radio, Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel blamed rising gun violence on a "hip-hop" culture that "values rap and destruction of community values more than it does poetry."

The comments were featured in a teaser for the program: "The reason Canada is breaking out with brand new gun violence has nothing to do with the US and guns," McDaniel said. "It has everything to do with a culture that is morally bankrupt. What kind of culture is that? It's called hip-hop. Name a redeeming quality of hip-hop. I want to know anything about hip-hop that has been good for this country."

Source: Mother Jones magazine AdWatch: 2014 Mississippi Senate race Jan 7, 2014

Chris McDaniel: Preserve the rights of gun owners

McDaniel is authoring a bill he says will preserve the rights of gun owners in Mississippi. It's in response to a request from Gov. Phil Bryant that lawmakers adopt legislation that would defend 2nd Amendment rights against any executive action from President Obama.

McDaniel says the bill would mandate that no state agency would assist in the implementation of unconstitutional executive orders relating to gun rights.

McDaniel is also co-authoring two related bills. "All of these pieces of legislation will be challenged, there's no question about it," McDaniel said. "But, it's a debate we need to have in this country. Right now, we have a president that is exercising far too much authority, we have a federal government that is trying to do too much to too many people and do too many things," he said.

Source: Report by Yall Politics on 2014 Mississippi Senate race Jan 18, 2013

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