With the gubernatorial primary in the rearview mirror, Arizonans can choose between Kari Lake (R), who supports the Second Amendment, and Katie Hobbs (D), who supports gun control.
Lake was a political outsider who ran for governor on issues such as protecting Second Amendment rights.
Hobbs, who has been in politics for years, supports more restrictions on the implementation of the Second Amendment.
On June 28, Breitbart News published an interview with Lake in which she praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 23, 2022 ruling recognizing the right of Americans to carry firearms in public for self-defense.
“I’m very excited about the Supreme Court’s decision recognizing our right to carry,” Lake said.
She added: “Several states have passed additional laws to protect this right, but they really shouldn’t because the Second Amendment is very clear. We live in a dangerous world. We must be able to protect ourselves . . So this Supreme Court ruling comes at the right time.”
Lake made it clear that she hopes the SCOTUS ruling will “help remove many restrictive gun control laws everywhere.”
Hobbs, on the other hand, said she was “outraged” by the June 23, 2022 SCOTUS ruling, saying:
Like most Americans, Arizonans, and gun owners who support responsible and reasonable safety practices, I am outraged by today’s Supreme Court decision. As we continue to witness heinous killings across America, including Arizona, leaders continue to refuse to act, and the Supreme Court’s decision makes it harder to protect our communities.
Hobbs then pushed for more gun control:
As a mom, I’m as concerned as my parents who live in fear every day that their kids won’t be able to get home from school or that their family won’t be able to get home from the grocery store. We need common-sense gun safety reform now so we can finally end these senseless acts of violence that are murdering our children and taking innocent lives.
Lake told Breitbart News in June, “We’re a Second Amendment sanctuary state, and I think we should be a Bill of Rights sanctuary state. We shouldn’t be fighting these violations too often. When I was governor, we No federal statute that violates our rights will be recognized at all.”
She added, “We just don’t accept it anymore.”
Following the 2018 filming in Parkland, Florida, PBS Arizona lead Hobbs pushed for gun control in language reminiscent of Democrats in Washington, D.C.
Hobbs lamented the lack of gun control legislation in the Arizona Senate. “Unfortunately, it’s business as usual,” she said. “There doesn’t seem to be a push to do anything different than we are, which is to ignore our proposed bills that would bring common-sense solutions to ending gun violence.”
October 12, 2018 Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Team endorsement Hobbs, who will become Arizona’s secretary of state, said, “Katie Hobbs acknowledges the toll of gun violence in our state, and she has worked hard to stop it. Her leadership—from voting rights to gun violence—has been critical to the Creating change in Arizona is critical. Giffords is proud to support Katie Hobbes, who had the courage to stand up against the corporate gun lobby and will never stop working to save lives.”
In November, Arizonans can choose between Kari Lake (R), who supports the Second Amendment, or Katie Hobbs (D), who supports gun control.
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