GOP Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina Tackles Gun Control Issue 24-hours After a Mass Shooting

Photo of presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, who made an appearance in Aiken, South Carolina on Friday, October 1, 2015.
Photo of presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, who made an appearance in Aiken, South Carolina on Friday, October 1, 2015.

Aiken, SC – Donald Trump continues to lead the polls in the race for the republican presidential nomination, while Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are both tied at number two with 13-percent. Fiorina spoke to supporters Friday in Aiken. WJBF News Channel 6’s, Margaret-Ann Carter was there with the presidential candidate.

Fiorina’s visit follows yet another mass shooting. This year alone there have been 45 school shootings, this latest one in Roseburg, Oregon.

Thursday President Obama voiced his support for gun control to solve this problem. Friday Carly Fiorina had her chance to tell us how she would handle this issue as president.

“We must be one nation indivisible under god with liberty and justice for all….” Carly Fiorina wrapped up her hour long speech with supporters with the Pledge of Allegiance.

An excited crowd cheered on GOP presidential top runner Carly Fiorina as she tackled questions on Planned Parenthood, Immigration and- the ongoing debate for -gun control.

Her much anticipated South Carolina visit comes just 24 hours after a mass shooting shocked the nation.

Watch Fiorina’s full interview with Margaret-Ann Carter below:

“One of the first things I think we can do is prosecute those that have guns and are not supposed to have guns under the law. We need to know more about this particular shooter but it would appear that he was one of those individuals that should not had access to a gun,” Fiorina explained.

Hours after tragedy struck in Roseburg Oregon President Obama took the stand to talk about the need to tighten gun laws in America.

“I found the president’s comments last night premature at best and at worst a really unfortunate palletization of this tragedy,” she said.

Fiorina says stricter gun laws are the answer, which leaves many people wondering what is the answer?

“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,” Fiorina continued.

Fiorina says less than one percent of people who own guns illegally are prosecuted under the law, leaving way too many guns in the hands of the wrong people.

“Well let’s start with we know a whole bunch of people who have guns and aren’t supposed to they’re on a list and yet we’re not doing anything about it. We’re not prosecuting them. Many murders are committed by people who are not supposed to have guns and who have guns we know this it’s a fact and yet these people aren’t prosecuted,” Fiorina explained.

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