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Valencia Stovall on Gun Control

 

 


Right to gun ownership, with background checks

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Absolute right to gun ownership"?

A: Support if background checks are done to include mental stability.

Source: OnTheIssues.org interview: GA 2019-2020 Senate candidate , Oct 17, 2020

Right to own guns, but not high powered weapons

Q: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?

A: Yes. I support the right of people to have guns, but don't support the high powered weapons that are used in military combat nor allowing someone with mental health history of violence to be permitted to have a gun.

Source: 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate PVS Political Courage Test , Oct 10, 2020

Voted NO on "campus carry;" it won't make students safer

Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed legislation that would allow college students to carry concealed guns onto campuses after lawmakers defied his personal request for changes that would make exceptions to the gun rights expansion.

House Bill 859 would legalize firearms at all public colleges in Georgia. "If the intent of HB 859 is to increase safety of students on college campuses, it is highly questionable that such would be the result," Deal wrote in his veto message.

The gun measure, known as the "campus carry" bill, was long sought by conservatives and Second Amendment activists who cast it as a crucial safety measure for students, faculty and administrators to protect themselves.

Deal [had requested the legislature] to exempt on-campus child care facilities & office space in a separate measure, but they declined to make changes.

Rep. Stovall voted NO; passed Senate 34-17-5 Mar.11; passed House 113-59-8 Feb.22

Source: AJC on Georgia legislative voting records: HB 859 , Feb 22, 2016

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