David Wilson Brown

United STates House of Representatives (NC-10)

Current officeholder: Patrick McHenry

Next election: November 6. 2017


The Second Amendment provides the right to bear arms, but some are quick to dismiss the “well-regulated” part. We need common sense gun regulation that enforces current law and adds further safeguards to keep guns out of the wrong hands.
— David Wilson Brown
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District Electoral History

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Christy Clark

Candidate for North Carolina House of representatives, District 98

Current officeholder: John BRadford III

Next election: November 6, 2018


I’ve been a dedicated advocate for gun violence prevention, and now I’m a dedicated candidate. With a simple legislative change such as requiring a background check on all guns sales, we can save lives. When I’m elected, I won’t sit on the sidelines while the gun lobby pushes forward their dangerous agenda. I will stand up for the citizens of North Carolina.
— Christy Clark
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Electoral History

2018 (general)

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2018 (primary)

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Leslie Cohen

Candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives, District 20

Current officeholder: Holly Grange

Next election: November 6, 2018


Enough. No more moments of silence. We need to listen to the brave kids from Parkland Florida. We need to listen to the parents from Sandy Hook. We need to listen to the countless voices of those whose lives have been permanently devastated by completely preventable gun violence. We’ve had enough. There are things we can do, and we MUST do them. The NRA cannot be allowed to dictate policy that is bought and paid for with the blood of our children. Waiting periods are not enough. Empty talk about mental health is not enough. The outrageous idea of arming teachers - bringing MORE weapons into schools - is unacceptable. Stand with me and say #NeverAgain, and let’s get weapons of war out of the hands of civilians.
— Leslie Cohen

Electoral History

2018 (general)

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Rick Foulke

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 68

Current officeholder: D. Craig Horn

Next election: November 6. 2017


I feel strongly about stopping the sale of assault weapons, universal background checks, getting rid of bumpstocks, and closing the loopholes related to gun show and internet purchases. As a gun owner myself, I want responsible ownership and favor registration of all weapons and the usual limitations on access such as felony/domestic violence convictions and mental health issues.
— Rick Foulke
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District Electoral History

2016 (General)

2014 (general)

2012 (general)

Ginger Garner

Candidate for North Carolina Senate, District 2

Current officeholder: Norman Sanderson

Next election: November 6, 2018


My opponent, the incumbent Senator, has supported loosening existing gun laws to make it possible to conceal carry without a permit & carry firearms onto educational property. More guns will not solve this crisis and culture of violence. That is like trying to say that making pain medications easier to get will ease suffering, pain, and addiction. We have two epidemics on our hands - gun violence and drug addiction. Neither can be solved punitively - instead, they must be solved through civil discourse and setting forth responsible legislation that will protect our children and our communities.
— Ginger Garner

Electoral History

2018 (primary)

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Dr. Kyle Horton

Candidate for United STates Congress (NC-07)

Current officeholder: David Rouzer

Next election: November 6, 2018


As a gun owner who was initially trained and qualified as a marksman at the US Naval Academy, I am not anti-gun. But as a doctor, I know that gun violence in our country, and especially in our schools, is an epidemic that should be treated as a public health crisis. I am against politicians who put the interests of the gun manufacturers and their lobbyists above the safety of children. My prescription is common sense gun laws that include universal background checks and closing loopholes while honoring the rights of sportsmen and law-abiding gun owners.
— Dr. Kyle Horton
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Electoral History

2018 (primary)

NC-07

Jen Mangrum

Candidate for North Carolina Senate, District 30

Opponent: Phil Berger

Next election: November 6. 2018


While I support the Second Amendment and people’s right to own weapons for protection and sport, I will not bow to the gun industry that wants to make it easy for an angry or mentally ill person to purchase, obtain, and use an AR-15 assault weapon.

Now is the time to stand up. Yes, this is a time of mourning, and while we remember, reflect, and give thanks, we must also honor those that gave their lives, and work every day to pass gun control legislation to stop this from happening again.
— Jen Mangrum
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Natasha Marcus

North Carolina STate Senate, District 41

Opponent: Jeff Tarte

Next election: November 6. 2018


We need changes in our Federal and State laws to reverse the troubling increased gun violence in America. In 2016, in North Carolina, more people died from guns than any of the previous 35 years; more than 1,400 people died from guns and homicides involving guns climbed to 558 in 2016 – a 27 percent increase over 2015.

As the parent of children who attended public schools and as the daughter of an elementary school teacher, it is critical to me to ensure the safety of our children and their teachers while at school. The frequent shootings at concerts, movie theaters, clubs, churches and schools, often by young men with legally-purchased military style weapons, have made clear the necessity of common sense gun regulation.
— Natasha Marcus

Marcia Morgan

Candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives, District 19

Current officeholder: Ted Davis, Jr.

Next election: November 6, 2018


Our children should feel safe, not scared at school. I can’t imagine how challenging it would be to learn while in fear. I stand with the young people of our country today, and every day. I am proud of our New Hanover County students who stood shoulder to shoulder today to say enough is enough. As a former teacher, I care deeply about their safety and pledge to do all that is within my power to protect them.
— Marcia Morgan
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Electoral History

2018 (general)

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2018 (primary)

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Darryl Moss

Candidate for North Carolina House of representatives, District 2

Current officeholder: Larry Yarborough

Next election: November 6, 2018


Like a majority of North Carolinians I support strengthening our gun laws. Measures that should be considered include universal background checks for gun sales, keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, strengthening NICS, safer gun storage laws to keep guns out the hands of children and fully fund school psychologists and other school-based programs to ensure young people’s healthy mental development. Extreme Risk Protection Orders, which enjoys bipartisan support, should also be on the table.
— Darryl Moss

Electoral History

2018 (primary)

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Wiley Nickel

Candidate for North Carolina Senate, District 16

Current officeholder: OPEN

Next election: November 6, 2018


We can enact a process to restrict firearm access by dangerous people through Gun Violence Restraining Orders

We can reinstate the ban on semi-automatic assault rifles and high capacity magazines

We can eliminate the “gun show loophole” through the adoption of a broad background check requirement on any and all sales and transfers of firearms

We can enact an enhanced background check system, augmented by greater data coordination between all levels of law enforcement

We can immediately follow the lead of Florida and raise the age to 21 for the sale of assault weapons to civilians

We can give much needed resources to our North Carolina public schools to supplement current staffing levels of school counselors, psychologists, and other public health professionals.
— Wiley Nickel

Electoral History

2018 (primary)

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Harper Peterson

Candidate for North Carolina Senate, District 9

Current officeholder: Michael Lee

Next election: November 6, 2018


I believe firmly in protecting North Carolinians, children especially, as I am a father of 5 and grandfather, above the frivolous gun laws we have today, which protect egos and a false sense of safety. I believe in common sense gun control and would fight for that the day I arrive in the NCGA. Further, I would do my very best to reach out, across the aisle to work with my counterparts, to do what it takes to ensure that our children don’t have to live in fear any longer. I support the tightening of universal background checks, stricter standards for gun purchases, and the ban of assault weapons and any accessories that may facilitate the transformation of a rifle into a semi-automatic rifle or fully automatic rifle.
— Harper Peterson

Electoral History

2018 (general)

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2018 (primary)

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Lowell Simon

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 52

Current officeholder: Jamie Boles

Next election: November 6. 2018


No one should be allowed to own or carry any type of firearm without a comprehensive background check.

Handguns and non-automatic hunting rifles should be legal for those that acquire the appropriate license.

Concealed carry should not be allowed in any place open to the public, except on private property when the owner expressly posts a notice that guns are welcome.

All automatic weapons should be illegal except for active members of all branches of the military and police forces.
— Lowell Simon

District Electoral History

2018 (General)

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2018 (primay)

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Caroline Walker

North Carolina STate Senate, District 35

Opponent: Todd Johnson

Next election: November 6. 2018


[HB 746] decreases the common sense measures that should be in place for all gun owners. It greatly increases the likelihood that a concealed weapon will be carried by the wrong person and result in dangerous and deadly consequences. In addition, the changes to the background and mental health stipulations also increase the likelihood of those with criminal backgrounds and those suffering from mental illness will obtain/carry guns. I am also opposed to any bill that would increase the opportunity for guns to be in educational facilities.
— Caroline Walker
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Ryan Watts

Candidate for US House of Representatives (NC-06)

Current officeholder: Mark Walker

Next election: November 6, 2018


The tragedy is not only the deaths we see too often, but in the political & cultural debates that fail to prioritize the lives of our citizens, and especially our children. ‘Grown ups’ keep fighting, keep running for office - they keep collecting their campaign donations while people continue to die: that’s the tragedy. Our Congress is neither proactive, nor truly reactive - and it’s time for problem solvers to take back the “people’s house” to truly serve the best interests of our nation.
— Ryan Watts

Electoral History

2018 (primary)

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