Jay Ashcroft on Gun Control



The idea that guns are responsible for deaths is ridiculous

The Show also talked with Ashcroft about how he would address gun violence, especially when children are victims of it. A 2022 study from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that firearms are the number one cause of death for children. Ashcroft said he didn't agree with that fact. "Guns do not kill people, people kill people," he said. "The idea that an inanimate object, a gun, is going around killing people is ridiculous." He said the issue is that our society is "devaluing life."
Source: KMOX 1120 AM on 2024 Missouri Gubernatorial race , Apr 14, 2023

Doesn't see a problem with walking down street with an AR 15

Ashcroft spoke on The Record with Mark Maxwell. "This is not something where more laws will solve the problem. They were violating laws already," he said. Ashcroft called the weekend shooting "horrendous" but said more state laws aren't the answer. "Should you be able to walk down the streets of St. Louis with an AR 15?" Maxwell asked. "I don't see why it's a problem…The AR 15, the long gun, whatever it is, isn't the problem. The problem we have is with individuals," Ashcroft responded.
Source: KSDK News on 2024 Missouri Gubernatorial race , Mar 2, 2023

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
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Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
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ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
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vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
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