Where does Gov. McCrory stand on gun sales to suspected terrorists?


Tuesday December 8, 2015

Contact:  Ford Porter


Where does Gov. McCrory stand on gun sales to suspected terrorists?

Raleigh, NC – Today, NCDP Executive Director Kimberly Reynolds asked once again, “Where does Governor McCrory stand on selling guns to suspected terrorists in North Carolina?”

Yesterday, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, the state’s top law enforcement officer, recommended that Governor Pat McCrory close a loophole allowing those on the no-fly list and federal terrorist watch list to buy guns in North Carolina. The governor has thus far refused to take a stand or directly respond.

The Attorney General’s recommendation has broad support, even among Republicans. A PPP Poll released yesterday showed even 86% of North Carolina Republicans support a ban on selling guns to suspected terrorists. And GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie signed a similar law as Governor of New Jersey in 2013.

“This is simple. Does Governor McCrory believe that suspected terrorists deemed too dangerous to board a plane should be able to drive to North Carolina and legally purchase their guns? Voters expect honest debate and action on this important issue. It’s time for Governor McCrory to make clear where he stands,” said NCDP Executive Director Kimberly Reynolds.