Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District Phillip Price recently received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction.  Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement formed following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters.

According to their website, “Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment, but . . . believe[s] common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day.”

Price said he was pleased to receive the distinction. He said he, too, supports the principals of the Second Amendment as well as commonsense responses to gun violence.  

“I believe responsible Americans have and should have the right to own guns,” Price said.  “But I also believe common sense requires moderate gun violence prevention policies supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans.”

Price said he supports such policies as expanded and improved background checks, support for women seeking protection from abusive partners with firearms, and aggressively combatting illegal gun trafficking.

“School massacres, shooting sprees in churches, and murderous rampages at public events require us to examine our values and to protect innocent lives by supporting commonsense policies that reduce gun violence,” the McDowell County resident said.

Holder of a North Carolina “Lifetime Sportsman License,” Price has lived in the 11th Congressional District for more than 30 years and knows the people and the needs of the district well.  The candidate announced his run last spring and was the first candidate to file to run for Congress in the 11th District.

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