Democrat congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar (CA-50) poses as pro-gun but believes American citizens ought to have to go through military-style requirements before being allowed to own a gun.
On August 14, 2019, the Valley Roadrunner quoted Camp-Najjar describing himself as “a cigar smoking, gun shooting devout Christian Democrat.” And on January 12, 2020, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported an interview in which Campa-Najjar said he would not “take everyone’s guns away” if elected.
But Campa-Najjar’s tweets and Facebook posts tell a different story.
For example, on May 9, 2019, Campa-Najjar put forward his belief that American citizens ought to have to go through military-style requirements before being allowed to own a gun.
He tweeted that “backgrounds check, Psych evaluation, Training, Storage safe guidelines” are all part of military firearm issuance policies. He suggested, “If civilian gun policy looked more like military gun policy, America would be a safer place.”