Fred Lucas for The Blaze reports:
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said that South Carolina has some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States and faulted President Barack Obama with trying to politicize the Charleston church shooting that left nine African-Americans dead.
“I did not think it was the appropriate time,” Fiorina told TheBlaze Saturday. “I think we have seen a pattern of politicians and President Obama in particular using tragedies to advance a political agenda.”
While South Carolina is typically considered a conservative, pro-gun state, Fiorina added that it actually has firm gun control laws.
“The irony of President Obama’s statement on gun control was that — in addition to being at the wrong timing when we need unity for this community and these families on top of everything else — South Carolina has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation,” Fiorina said. “All of these things President Obama has been lobbying for are in place in South Carolina. So clearly, they did not prevent this tragedy.”
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