Ms. Sharon Marie Renier (MI) Current Office: Challenger Office Seeking: U.S. Representative District Seeking: 7 Party: Democrat
2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test
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Abortion Issues (Back to top) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. a) Abortions should always be illegal. b) Abortions should always be legal. c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy. X d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape. X e) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered. f) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial-birth" abortion. g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions. h) Other or expanded principles
Gun Issues (Back to top) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns. a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting. b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns. c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns. d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns. X e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns. f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns. g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows. h) Require a license for gun possession. i) Establish a national database of ballistic "fingerprints" to track guns used in criminal activities. X j) Support legislation that would protect manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and importers of firearms from civil lawsuits by crime victims. k) Other or expanded principles snip
3. I don't see why not being anti-gun is a problem...
between a quarter and a third of Dems and indies own guns, and 50% of gun owners are NOT repubs. The ban-more-guns zealots are a major reason why Dems lost the Senate, the House, and two Presidencies in the last decade.
6. If you're talking about people who have had a background check
and are knowledgeable about self-defense law, I don't see a problem. My father had a "save" via a handgun back in the early 1970's, when I was a young child, with no shots fired.
My wife went through the process to qualify for a carry license in Florida, and I hold an NC carry license. Neither of us carries often, but there are times that it is nice to have the option without committing a felony. We are certainly not looking for a confrontation, and I don't expect to ever have to use it, but I do support giving responsible people the option.
FWIW, getting a license here in NC involves a thorough Federal and state background check, an FBI fingerprint check, a mental health records check, training in NC self-defense law, and the applicant must demonstrate both knowledge of the law and proficiency with a handgun. It takes considerable time and a nontrivial amount of money to apply (which is done through your local law enforcement agency).
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