Gun Ownership

Candidate Survey Raises Awareness of Common Ground for Safe Gun Policy in SC


CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina nonpartisan group Arm-in-Arm has released the results of a statewide survey of 2020 candidates as part of its mission to find common ground for safe gun policy.

The results of this survey are particularly significant in a state that has ranked between fourth and eighth nationally in the rate of firearm homicide per capita in 19 of the last 20 years, according to an Arm-in-Arm analysis.

The survey, which focuses on Universal Background Checks and the Open Carry of handguns in public, will enable voters to know SC candidates' stances on two critical aspects of gun policy for the coming election. Arm-in-Arm's survey contacted 87 candidates participating in 41 races in six of SC's largest population centers, including Greenville, Rock Hill, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Beaufort County.

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