Prasad Srinivasan on Gun Control
It is person behind AR15s that bring about massacres
Prasad Srinivasan has recanted his support for Connecticut's excellent gun safety legislation--which Mr. Srinivasan voted for in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings. Now, he says, he would sign a bill repealing the law.
Just days ago, Nikolas
Cruz used an AR-15 rifle to kill 17 people in a high school. He purchased the weapon legally, which would not have been possible if Florida had a gun law like Connecticut's. But Mr. Srinivasan believes our law is no good.
"If it came up today, yes,
I would vote differently because I know so much more now than I did,'' he said. He continued: "When I look at it now, I'm realizing more and more that it is the person behind these objects that can be used to bring about the massacres."
Mr. Srinivasan is right in that much more can be done in terms of mental health treatment. But doing more in the mental health area does not mean one must simultaneously remove any other established protection.
Source: Hartford Courant on 2018 Connecticut gubernatorial race
, Feb 21, 2018
Rated 43% by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights.
Srinivasan scores 43% by NRA on pro-gun rights policies
While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly three million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs.
The following ratings are based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionaire sent to all Congressional candidates; the NRA assigned a letter grade (with A+ being the highest and F being the lowest).
What the Grades Mean:
Source: NRA website 10-NRA on Aug 11, 2010
- A+: A legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
- A: Solidly pro-gun candidate including voting record.
- AQ: A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record.
- B: A generally pro-gun candidate; may have opposed some pro-gun reform in the past.
- C: A candidate with a mixed record or positions on gun related issues, who may oppose some pro-gun positions.
- D: An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.
- F: True enemy of gun owners' rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate.
- ?: Refused to answer the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire, often an indication of indifference, if not outright hostility, to gun owners' rights.
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