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More on Guns and Gubs

Just when you thought you knew everything about guns and gubernatorial candidates Robert F. McDonnell (R) and state Sen. Creigh Deeds (D), we offer, courtesy of both campaigns, a few more bullet points.

As part of Monday's story on guns and the gubernatorial campaign, we asked the candidates where they stood on several gun related issues besides the so-called gun show loophole.

Campaign answers are after the jump.

1. GUNS IN BARS: Should people who have permits to carry concealed handguns be allowed to carry firearms in a restaurant that serves alcohol?
Creigh Deeds: Yes, provided the gun owners do not consume alcohol while carrying their weapons
Bob McDonnell: Yes, provided the gun owners do not consume alcohol while carrying their weapons

2. GUNS ON CAMPUS: Should there be laws guaranteeing the right of eligible gun owners to carry their weapons on the grounds of universities and colleges, potentially overruling local decisions by the institutions' governing bodies?
Creigh Deeds: No
Bob McDonnell: "The law should be reviewed to find ways to strengthen the security of students and faculty."

3. ONE GUN-A-MONTH: Should Virginia repeal the 1993 law limiting people to buying no more than one handgun a month?
Creigh Deeds: Yes
Bob McDonnell: Yes. "Since the passage of of the one-gun-amonth law in the early 1990s, several key things have changed. First, the instant background check process has been greatly improved. The scope of the search is broader, and includes more criminal offenses from other states as well as other disqualifications such as mental health prohibition. In addition, the process has been speeded up considerably. Second, laws prohibiting straw purchases have been improved as well. Thus, the primary concerns that existed over 15 years ago have been diminished today due to positive legislative changes, many of which Bob McDonnell has played an important role in crafting and moving forward."

4. CARRYING GUNS ACROSS STATE LINES/Thune Amendment: Should Virginia honor the concealed carry permits issued by other states?
Creigh Deeds: Yes, for states whose requirements for concealed carry permits are similiar to Virginia's
Bob McDonnell: Yes

5. GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE: Should all private firearms transactions at gun shows to be subject to a background check?
Creigh Deeds: Yes
Bob McDonnell: No

-Freddy Kunkle

By Rosalind Helderman  |  July 28, 2009; 8:04 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Comments

Gubs? As in "I have a gub" from "Take the Money and Run"? Has Virgil Starkwell announced his candidacy?

Posted by: TheGreenMiles | July 28, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

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