Rolling Stone: Presidential candidates’ stance on gun control

Lauren Kelley for Rolling Stone reports:

The story of the tragic mass shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday night continues to develop.

….As the 2016 presidential election nears, it’s worth taking a look at where the candidates stand on the issue of gun control.

Jeb Bush

Bush “has a conservative record on gun rights, having signed Florida’s first-in-the-nation ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill into law in 2005,” reports Vox….

Hillary Clinton

Gun control advocates see Clinton as “an ally who can finish the push for tightened background checks that has stalled in President Obama’s second term,” The Hill reports.

Ted Cruz
“The Second Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice,” Cruz has said, per the New York Times. “It is a Constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.”

Read the rest of the story HERE to see where other candidates stand on this issue.