Hard Choices

Rep. Mark Meadows

Posted January 23, 2013 8:45 p.m. EST

11th District Congressman Mark Meadows

In January 2013, WRAL News conducted a poll of 500 North Carolina residents on gun policy and related issues. Before results of the poll were released, we asked the state's 2 Senators and 13 House members to respond to some of the same questions.

Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican who represents the 11th Congressional district, did not answer the questions directly but answered a written statement:

“The recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut will never be forgotten. However, while we should be having a serious discussion about the root of the violence behind the shooting, Washington politicians should not use this tragedy as a vehicle for their political agenda. My staff and I are dedicated to researching, discussing and investigating issues like mental health and safety precautions in schools to help prevent horrific incidents like that from ever happening again.”


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