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Recent Mass Shooting has Democratic Candidates Calling for Gun Control

Stapleton made an inaccurate claim about his debate attendance and straw poll wins.

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Nia Prater
March 2, 2018, 10:53 a.m.

The recent mass shooting at a Florida high school has Democratic candidates calling for gun control.

Lt. Gov Donna Lynne (D) would support legislation that bans the “manufacture, possession, transfer, sale, or importation” of these types of weapons.

Former state Sen Mike Johnston (D) called for taking on the gun lobby in addition to an assault weapons ban in a new ad.

Businessman Noel Ginsburg (D) wants those who purchase guns in the state to pass a test or training course first and is proposing tough punishments for those who are careless with their weapons, resulting in injury.

“I believe gun owners who did not handle that gun responsibly should be charged with a felony,” Ginsburg said. (Colorado Independent)

INACCURATE. State Treasurer Walker Stapleton (R) was called out by his fellow opponents during a forum after he made an inaccurate claim about his popularity.

“I’ve gone to every single candidate debate or forum and I’ve won every straw poll where one has been done,” Stapleton said.

“Stapleton didn’t attend the Colorado Hispanic Republicans forum on January 17. Former lawmaker Victor Mitchell won that straw poll with former Colorado Trump Campaign official Stephen Barlock coming in second. Mitchell also won a December 17 straw poll held by the Arapahoe County GOP at its annual holiday party.” (Colorado Pols)

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