According to her website, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) "Believes that gun owners must be responsible for the use and care of their guns."
An AR-15 rifle was reportedly stolen from the congresswoman' home in Dunn last week, after the family returned from target shooting.
According to the News Observer:
"The weapon had been left leaning against a gun locker in an unlocked garage on Kingsway Drive, the report said.
The rifle, a gun case and a GPS, with a cumulative value of $1,100, were reported stolen, according to Chief J.D. Pope. Police think the theft happened on the night of Oct. 15.
“According to the report, they had been out target shooting and brought the gun back and leaned it against the gun safe,” Pope said. “ … The garage door was left unsecured, according to the report.”'
Except when it's not.
A political conservative aligned with the Tea Party, Ellmers is a staunch gun advocate, according to her website:
" Although she believes that gun owners must be responsible for the use and care of their guns, she does not want to see law-abiding gun owners penalized for the actions of criminals. It has become far too easy to place blame on guns, and their accessibility, rather than the criminals themselves."
I certainly hope that no one ends up shot as a result of the theft of that rifle.
Do you think the congresswoman understands the role of accessibility in gun violence yet?