Dem Senate Candidate Mum on Her Support for Gun Control as Election Draws Near

Dem Senate Candidate Mum on Her Support for Gun Control as Election Draws Near

With polls showing Democrat Michelle Nunn running neck-and-neck with Republican David Perdue for Georgia’s open Senate seat, Nunn has decided to keep quiet about her support for more gun control. 

After all, Georgia is a gun-friendly state, and talking about one’s support for more regulations on the Second Amendment is not going to be popular. 

But in March of this year, when Nunn when still trying to win a Democratic primary, she was very clear about her gun control convictions. At that time, according to The Marietta Daily Journal, Nunn responded to questions on gun control by saying:

My mother and father are hunters. They are teaching my 11-year-old about hunting right now, and I also believe that we can have common-sense efforts to ensure that we have background checks and keep guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists and those who are mentally unstable.

Asked to clarify this statement, Nunn said, “I support… the legislation that’s embraced in Manchin-Toomey,” the legislation that revolved around “ensuring that we have background checks extended.”

Breitbart News previously reported that universal background checks–the kind contained in Manchin-Toomey–require universal gun registration in order to be enforceable. This is because universal background checks make private gun sales illegal, and there is no way the government can know if private gun sales are taking place unless it knows the location of every gun and every gun owner.

It is also interesting to note that Nunn was asked if she would support a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and she refused to rule that out. 

On the other hand, Nunn’s Republican opponent–David Perdue–is quite open about his position on guns. And according to On The Issues, Perdue’s position is that the Second Amendment exists to shield a right from government infringement, not to allow that right to be slowly crippled one law at a time. 

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