Fiorina doesn’t support more gun control measures until we enforce the ones we already have.
KATIE COURIC: Let me ask you about gun legislation. How do you feel about stricter gun legislation? I know that you get very high marks from the NRA and I’m wondering where you stand on some of those issues?
CARLY FIORINA: Well you know we don’t enforce the gun laws we have. We don’t enforce the gun laws we have and that’s why we have record numbers of murders in places like Chicago which had the strictest gun laws in the country among the strictest gun laws in the country. I think there’s so many people who use this as well as a wedge issue instead of looking at the facts. So let’s look at the facts that the gun laws we have aren’t enforced. Let’s look at the fact that in every one of these terrible shootings you had a situation with someone who was clearly very very mentally ill, people trying to bring attention to this person being a danger to themselves and they couldn’t bring attention to it. Let’s also state that fact that much of the proposed gun legislation that was pushed through congress after those shootings it wouldn’t have made any difference at all in those particular cases.
COURIC: Having said that would you support closing the loophole on universal background checks at gun shows and on the internet?
FIORINA: I don’t support broadening anti-gun legislation in any way until we’re prepared to enforce the laws we have on the books and we’re not.
Carly Fiorina on the October, 2015 Oregon school shooting
“The campus was a gun free zone and yet somehow this individual got onto campus with not one gun but several guns. So before we start calling for more laws I think we ought to consider why we don’t enforce the laws we have and I think we need to know a little bit more about this incident. There are at least some disturbing details that indicate that he was curious about people’s religion before he started shooting and that’s obviously something we need to know more about as well. I found the president’s comments last night premature at best and at worst a really unfortunate politicization.”