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What should be done to prevent more mass shootings in America?

Bush says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From USA Today: "Jeb Bush showcased the list of pro-gun laws he signed while he was governor of Florida as proof of his Second Amendment credentials to the National Rifle Association convention in Nashville. "I will match my record against anyone else when it comes to support and defense of the Second Amendment," Bush said. He said Florida has 1.3 million people with concealed carry permits, the highest in the country."
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Carson says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From BenCarson.com: "I cannot and will not support any efforts to weaken The 2nd Amendment. The 2nd Amendment is a central pillar of our Constitution. Our Founding Fathers added it explicitly in order to protect freedom in the United States of America. It provides our citizens the right to protect themselves from threats foreign or domestic."
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Christie says: Better enforce existing gun control laws.

From CBS: ""All you hear now is let's have new [gun control] laws, new laws, when we don't enforce the laws we have," Christie said. "That's for members of Congress to feel useful. Quite frankly, that's not what we need to do.""
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Clinton says: Pass new gun control laws.

From HillaryClinton.com: "Hillary supports sensible action to address gun violence, including comprehensive background checks, cracking down on illegal gun traffickers, holding dealers and manufacturers accountable when they endanger Americans, and keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers."
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Cruz says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From TedCruz.org: "[Cruz] [p]layed a crucial role in preventing federal legislation to restrict the Second Amendment rights of Americans. [He also] [a]uthored legislation to strengthen the Second Amendment rights of Americans by allowing interstate firearms sales."
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Fiorina says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From PBS: "Fiorina has said that she is a strong supporter of second-amendment gun rights and that she opposed the 1994 bill which banned a large group of semi-automatic or assault weapons. In the 2010 U.S. Senate race, Fiorina said the No-Fly list is broad and some people on it should be allowed to own a gun."
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Graham says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From LindseyGraham.com: "Our Second Amendment rights are fundamental to a free society. We must remain vigilant against any and all efforts to chip away at the rights of law-abiding gun owners to purchase, keep, and carry arms.... The federal government has no right to infringe upon the Second Amendment by banning any type of firearm, including so-called assault weapons."
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Huckabee says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From MikeHuckabee.com: "As President, I will: [d]efend the 2nd Amendment, [o]ppose new gun control laws, [p]rotect the rights of gun owners from Big Government, [and] [o]ppose new gun restrictions, registrations, regulations & mandates."
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Jindal says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From Breitbart: "Appearing on Fox News's Neil Cavuto show on Thursday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said President Obama's use of the horrific shooting in Charleston to call for gun control is "completely shameful."... "I'm not for stopping law-abiding citizens from being able to exercise their Second Amendment rights," he added."
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Kasich says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From JohnKasich.com: "Gov. John R. Kasich is a strong supporter of the right to bear arms and was endorsed by the National Rifle Association where he received an 'A' in his reelection last year for his support of the Second Amendment and for enacting sensible legislation to defend this basic, constitutional right."
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O'Malley says: Pass new gun control laws.

From MartinOMalley.com: "As Governor of Maryland, O'Malley implemented some of the toughest measures in the nation to reduce gun violence... Governor O'Malley is calling for the nation to adopt similar, commonsense reforms - while also closing loopholes that allow prohibited individuals to easily purchase guns, prevent law enforcement from holding dealers and gun traffickers accountable when they break the law, and lead to the deaths of thousands of children ever year."
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Pataki says: Better enforce existing gun control laws.

From Breitbart: ""You know, we just saw the tragic murder of another... cop in New York City with an illegal gun," [Pataki] said, adding, "The gun was illegal. Bringing it across state lines was illegal. We need a federal government that enforces the existing laws and doesn't add new laws.""
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Paul says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From RandPaul.com: "As President, I vow to uphold our entire Bill of Rights, but specifically our right to bear arms.... I will not support any proposed gun control law which would limit the right to gun ownership by those who are responsible, law-abiding citizens. In the White House, I will remain vigilant in the fight against infringements on our Second Amendment rights."
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Rubio says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From MarcoRubio.com: "I've always believed that the Second Amendment is about much more than the right to bear arms. At its core, the Second Amendment is about the American Dream. The American Dream means having the opportunity to achieve happiness, which is possible, first and foremost, when you can start and raise a family in a home that is stable, safe and secure."
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Sanders says: Better enforce existing gun control laws.

From NPR: ""So obviously, we need strong sensible gun control, and I will support it," Sanders told Greene. "But some people think it's going to solve all of our problems, and it's not. You know what, we have a crisis in the capability of addressing mental health illness in this country. When people are hurting and are prepared to do something terrible, we need to do something immediately. We don't have that and we should have that.""
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Santorum says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From Santorum's Facebook account: "As a strong supporter of the second amendment, I take issue with the Obama administration's effort to take more control of our lives on the gun issue, when we already have reasonable accommodations in place. We have seen time and time again, when law-abiding citizens have used their legal firearms as a means of self protection; our government cannot stand in the way of that. "
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Trump says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From DonaldJTrump.com: "The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon... Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own."
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