Statements about Guns
"Fast and Furious" began under the Bush administration.
Says Charlie Crist "was pro-life, pro-gun and vehemently anti-tax."
Florida has "more concealed weapons permits than any other state."
A United Nations arms treaty would "almost certainly force" the U.S. to "create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation."
"One of the key things about Leonard Lance is that in 2008, when you look at [the] Project Vote Smart website, he was not for guns. Now he has gone too far to the right, saying that you can carry concealed weapons in national parks."
"Guns have murdered more Americans here at home in recent years than have died on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan."
Says under federal law "we do not have any limitation on the number of guns and bullets we can buy."
"As we watch the news from Colorado with horror and sympathy for the families, we should remember that each day more than 80 Americans are killed by gunfire, unnecessary tragedies."
"There's a loophole where you can sell guns without a background check … 40 percent of guns are sold that way" at gun shows and over the Internet.
"USA is #1 in gun violence."
"Nearly 100,000 people get shot every year. That's 270 people a day and 87 dead."
Barack Obama has "provided guns to Mexican drug cartels."
Says Barack "Obama admits he’s coming for our guns, telling Sarah Brady, ‘We are working on (gun control), but under the radar.’ "
Says Barack Obama is "trying to slash funding for the Armed Pilots Program designed to prevent terror attacks."
Says Barack Obama’s regulatory adviser Cass Sunstein, "wants to ban hunting and says animals should be represented in court."
Says Barack Obama "supported Ted Kennedy’s ammo ban to outlaw all deer-hunting ammunition."
"According to ATF data, 70 percent of firearms recovered and traced in drug cartel crimes in Mexico originated from the United States."
Says Tom Barrett "voted to ban 15 different kinds of guns, even a lot of common deer rifles."
"Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are negotiating with the United Nations about doing a treaty that will ban the use of firearms."
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