5th District candidates spar over guns and Trump

5th District candidates spar over guns and Trump

Rep. Virginia Foxx attends a June 7, 2020, vigil for George Floyd at the Rotary Pavilion in Gastonia. [Stephanie Felts/Special to the Gazette] Hide caption Staff Writer @AdamROrr The candidates running to represent Gaston and Cleveland counties, part of North Carolina’s newly defined 5th U.S. House District, sparred for more than an hour Tuesday night in a forum hosted by the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by The Gaston Gazette . Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx, from Watauga County, has represented the district in Congress since 2004. Democratic Party challenger David Wilson Brown, from McAdenville, is making a second run at the U.S. House of Representatives following a defeat in 2018. Here’s some of what they said. On the Second Amendment “So the Second Amendment provides the right to bear arms, but many are quick to dismiss the well regulated part,” Brown said. “We need common sense gun regulation that enforces current law, and adds further safeguards to keep guns out of the wrong hands.” “Americans must have the ability to defend themselves and their loved ones from those who wish to do them harm,” Foxx said. “If the Second Amendment means anything, it means that this is an enumerated right for all American citizens who wish to arm themselves and to defend their property.” On a proposed Biden tax increase on high income earners “He would repeal the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, which not only would hurt people making very high incomes, but it would hurt […]

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