Fred DuVal, Democrat:
Fred with son Will at Shooters world
"As a recreational shooter, gun owner, and strong supporter of the Second Amendment, I know that we can keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill without infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. "There's no guaranteed way to prevent mass shootings, but we can reduce gun violence and start healing the heartbreak from Sandy Hook, Aurora, Isla Vista, and Tucson by sharing mental health records between states and requiring background checks for all gun purchases."
Doug Ducey, Republican:
"My heart goes out to any person or family that has been affected by violent crime. The common thread in recent tragedies – Tucson, Aurora, Newtown and now Isla Vista – is that many warning signs were overlooked or ignored. As a nation, we must take a hard look at our mental health system and its failings, and ensure better cooperation between mental health agencies and law enforcement. I will work with Arizona mental health experts, the firearms community and law enforcement professionals to make sure that any programs brought forward will reduce violence and not infringe on the Constitution."