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'Conversation with the Candidate' with Wayne Messam: Online exclusive Updated: 7:29 PM EDT May 23, 2019 Hide Transcript Show Transcript >> CONVERSATION WITH THE CANDIDATE CONTINUES. ADAM: THANK YOU FOR CLICKING ON OUR EXTENDED DISCUSSION. WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH QUESTIONS FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTERS AND WE WILL START OFF WITH BENJAMIN. >> WELCOME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE, DO YOU BELIEVE IN UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PEOPLE PURCHASING GUNS, IF SO, HOW WILL YOU GET YOUR PAP -- PLAN PAST NRA SUPPORTERS IN CONGRESS? MAYOR WAYNE: THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT THE CLIMATE WE ARE SEEING IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF GUN VIOLENCE IN MASS SHOOTINGS, -- AND MASS SHOOTINGS AND THE ACCESS TO GUNS AND THE TRAVESTY ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS THAT WE CANNOT, AS A NATION, EXCEPT THIS IS THE NEW NORM. THERE IS SOME LOW HANGING FRUIT WE CAN DO AND ONE THAT YOU MENTION IS UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. I DO SUPPORT THAT AND AGREE WITH THAT BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE A GUN SHOULD NOT HAVE THEM. IF YOU ARE ON A TERROR WATCH LIST, HAVE CERTAIN MENTAL HEALTH CARE CONDITIONS, THAT COULD DISQUALIFY YOU FROM BEING A COMPETENT GUN OWNER, I THINK YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE THEM. AND THERE ARE SIGNS THAT CAN HELP US DETECT THESE INDIVIDUALS . BY IMPLEMENTING THAT, -- THAT SHOULD BE THE DIRECTION WE SHOULD GO. AND I THINK IN TERMS OF HOW WE GET THIS PASSED A CONGRESS THAT’S INFLUENCED BY THE NRA, I CAN TELL YOU WHAT I’M DOING IN THE CITY OF MIRAMAR, FLORIDA. THERE ARE PREEMPTION LAWS WERE LOCAL MAYORS CANNOT PASS ANY ORDINANCES DEALING WITH THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION. IN FACT, THE HONORE BACKED LEGISLATURE -- NRA BACKED LEGISLATURE

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