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Lucy McBath on Gun Control

 

 


Fight for gun control and save lives

Before she was elected to Congress, McBath, who is black, was known as one of the "Mothers of the Movement" for gun control, advocating stricter laws that she hoped would stop the sort of shootings that left her son dead in 2012.

"I won this race because--after my son was senselessly murdered in 2012--I stood up to do something about it", Mcbath wrote. "I knew it was time to fight back."

Source: Washington Post coverage of 2018 GA-6 House race˙ , May 6, 2019

Son was killed as a result of gun violence

After the Thousand Oaks Shooting at a country music bar, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said, "It is extraordinarily heartbreaking and it's infuriating because Congress literally has done nothing in the face of gun death after gun death in communities all across this country. And it is because of the greed: the greed of the gun manufacturers and the greed of the NRA."

Still, the pro-gun reform lawmaker offered some hope for future reform based on Tuesday's elections. "I do believe things are changing. And the reason why I believe that is because we had candidates run in this last election who ran on this issue," she said, citing Democrat Lucy McBath, who won a seat in the House of Representatives in Georgia's sixth Congressional district and whose son was killed as a result of gun violence. She also mentioned Jennifer Wexton, who won in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, where the NRA is located, on a platform of gun reform.

Source: Hollywood Reporter on 2018 House GA-6 race , Nov 8, 2018

Support young voters in keeping guns out of schools

McBath argues that the issue of gun violence, especially in schools, transcends both race and age, to her advantage. "We are now seeing a whole new generation, whole new demographics of young voters who are standing up and saying, enough is enough--our lives are important," she said shortly after qualifying.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2018 GA-6 House race˙ , Mar 10, 2018

Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey.

McBath supports the CC survey question on Second Amendment

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Further Restrictions on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-10 on Jul 1, 2018

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

McBath voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".