Carol Miller on Gun Control



Against bans on weapons or limiting ammo capacity

Republican Carol Miller said she believes the solution to mass shootings lies in increased services to people who are mentally ill. "We have a shortage of things that have to do with behavioral health. It all boils down to that," Miller said.

Democratic opponent, Richard Ojeda said he agrees, but takes it a step further saying he wants to launch a national anti-stigma campaign for the mentally ill. "We need to remove the stigma so that people who say that they may need some help in that area can feel free to do so," Ojeda said.

Both candidates said they wouldn't consider control measures like bans on certain types of weapons, limited ammo capacity, or restricted accessories.

"I carried the weapons of this nation for 24 years, and, once again, I think it's important that we maintain our second amendment rights," Ojeda said.

"We have plenty of restrictions on the books right now," Miller said.

Source: WCHS-8 Eyewitness News ABC on 2018 House WV-3 race , Nov 4, 2018

Pro-Second Amendment and pro-Trump through and through

Key messages: Miller emphasized her endorsement by President Donald Trump (R). Lara Trump, Senior Advisor to Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., said "Carol is pro-coal, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-Trump through and through, and is prepared to tackle the opioid epidemic that's affected countless West Virginians."
Source: Ballotpedia 2018 House WV-3 `Key Message` analysis , Oct 9, 2018

More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety

Q: More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

A: Strongly Disagree

Source: Heritage Alliance iVoterGuide on 2018 House WV-3 race , Sep 9, 2018

Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey.

Miller opposes the CC survey question on Second Amendment

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Further Restrictions on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-10 on Jul 1, 2018

Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey.

Miller opposes the PVS survey question on gun control

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-10 on Aug 1, 2018

Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale.

Miller voted NAY the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".