All questionsin this debatecame from a moderator;however, there was one question that asked the candidates if they would support any "infringements" on 2nd Amendment rights.
Fimian's answer impressed me the least, and I regret that my voice recorder wasunable to pick it up, so that I could share his exact words. In typical political fashion, he did not simply answer the question with a simple"yes" or "no." He paused for a moment, and then he stated the obvious, that felons shouldn't be able to have guns. He followed thatup by saying somethingalong the lines of"the 2nd Amendment is part of our Constitution and should be respected." At best, I felt that he came across as not really caring at all about guns or 2A issues. I may have read it all wrong, but that's the feeling I got.
Herrity's answer, though not particularly powerful or exuberant, seemed to be much more sincere. He clearly stated that he believedthat "we have a 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms," and hepointed to his record of opposing anti-gun measures proposed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Both candidates' websites read about the same on the issue. They each have about two lines that state they support the 2nd Amendment, but they offerno information on where they might stand on particular bills, such asthe proposedban on theprivate sale and transfer of firearms.
On an OC related note, I was very briefly questioned by a Prince William County Sheriff's Deputy, who was (I assume) there on duty. I passed himoutside the building, and heentered in a few minutes after I did. He came my way, stated that "he noticed my firearm," and he asked if I was in law enforcement. I replied "No, Sir." To which he responded with "So, you just like having it with you?" I acknowledged that I do prefer to carry at all times, and he thenconcluded the conversation bystating that "you can't be too careful these days."
I think thatthis was the first OC encounter I have ever had with a LEO, and I'm very glad to say,itwent just as it should have gone.