Va 7th Congressional District Candidate Spanberger Wants Universal Background Check
Article first appeared at Ammoland.com
Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Candidate Abigale Spangerger, who is running against Dave Brat, has stated on her website that she wants to ban “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines, and that she supports “guilty until proven innocent” red-flag laws to take away someone’s gun without due process.
Now she’s talking about eliminating the non-existent “gun show loophole” and supporting universal background checks. She also seems to think that the police not responding immediately during the Parkland, Florida school shooting was acceptable!
Member Mark Hile sent me this, which includes a link to a video on Brat and Spanberger debating gun rights:
I was in attendance at the Brat/Spanberger debate and Spanberger implied that there is a gun show loophole in one of her responses. She also did not seem to think that the Law Enforcement Officer at the Parkland shooting should have gone into the school to stop the shooting. Wonder if she would think differently if her own children were in that school?
I will provide the quotes, but anyone can look up the quotes in the transcript on C-SPAN, I will provide the link at the bottom.
Here is the quote though,
“Three out of four dues-paying NRA members believe that background checks should be in place for all firearm purchase, applying the same standard that exists if you go to a federally point of sale as if you buy at a gun if you buy at a gun show. That is a first step forward.”
I bet she has never purchased a firearm herself, my guess is that she has just been assigned one as a Law Enforcement Officer and CIA Agent. Therefore she does not know about the process of purchasing a firearm. I bet she is just taking for granted what Moms Demand Action tell her, and does not do her own research or reach out to someone on the other side of the issue to better inform her.
Here is the other quote about the Parkland School shooting,
“The discussion I would like to address related to the gun violence. One there was an armed officer at parkland. He did not make entry on the building. He did not attempt to stop the shooter which I do not blame him for, but when we talk about hardening our schools it’s necessary to reflect that was the case.”
I guess she would agree with the Obama administration’s suggestions that Law Enforcement Officers not go into the schools to stop the shooting, but I sure bet she would think differently if it were her children in the school.
Here is the link to C-SPAN, you can do a search for the word gun to find the quotes faster and then listen to them if you want.
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