ICYMI: Grimes Opposes ‘Gun Show Loophole,’ Open To Discussing Legalizing Recreational Marijuana


Herald Leader: Courting Big Blue Nation, Grimes says its time to discuss legalizing marijuana. “Appearing on a radio program for University of Kentucky sports fans Thursday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes said it’s “worthwhile” to discuss legalizing marijuana and requiring background checks for all gun purchases at gun shows.” (Sam Youngman, “Courting Big Blue Nation, Grimes says its time to discuss legalizing marijuana,” Lexington Herald-Leader, 9/25/14)

AP: Grimes Opposes ‘Gun Show Loophole’. “A week after running a dramatic TV ad in which Alison Lundergan Grimes said she disagreed with President Barack Obama on guns, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate told a radio interviewer Thursday she would work to close a loophole that allows private gun owners to sell guns at gun shows without a background check. Closing that loophole was a centerpiece element of Obama’s gun control proposals…” (Adam Beam, “Grimes Opposes ‘Gun Show Loophole,’” Associated Press, 9/25/14)

POLITICO: Grimes tackles pot, guns, gay marriage in interview. “Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes expressed openness to legalizing marijuana during a rare live radio interview on Thursday. In a 20-minute sit-down with Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones — Big Blue Nation is third to God and country in the Bluegrass State — Grimes said that Colorado has seen “economic benefits” from legalizing pot and declined to say how she would vote on a bill allowing the recreational use of weed.” (James Hohmann, “Grimes tackles pot, guns, gay marriage in interview,” POLITICO, 9/25/14)

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