Candidate Questionnaire – Greenville County Sheriff – January 2020 – Hobart Lewis

South Carolina Carry sent a questionnaire to all the candidates in the January 2020 election for Greenville County Sheriff. Responses are posted by us without commentary or edits. As always, we suggest you do your due diligence on candidates.

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Candidate: Hobart Lewis

Do you support constitutional carry?
Yes. Nobody should be required to seek a permit to invoke a Constitutional right.
Do you support open carry with a permit?
No. I do support offering a permit to provide legal protection to our residents who decide to travel armed to other states that might require permits and who offer reciprocity so they can avoid legal issues while traveling.
Do you support open carry without a permit?
Are you in favor of gun registration?
No. The government does not need to know what guns I own or those that you own.
Are you in favor of the expansion of background checks to purchase a firearm? If yes, please explain.
Are you opposed to campus carry?
Are you a member of the Constitutional Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association?
Are you a member of the NRA?
Are you a member of any other gun-rights/2nd Amendment organizations? If so, which ones?
Yes. I am an American citizen and as such I am a member of the largest gun rights organization in the world.
Have you ever contributed to any gun-control organization?
Have you ever received contributions from a gun-control organization?
Would you support the confiscation of firearms under Red Flag Laws or any similar order given under the color of law?

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