Miss South Carolina Says Gun Education Is Better Than Gun Control

While competing for the title of Miss America, Miss South Carolina Daja Dial confidently replied to a question on gun control by saying she doesn’t support it.

The gun control question came from Amy Purdy, who asked, “America loves our Second Amendment, but gun violence continues to be a tragic problem. Do you support a ban on military-style assault weapons?”

Without missing a beat, Dial responded by saying gun violence doesn’t stem from the guns, but those pulling the trigger.

“I don’t [support such a ban]… we need to increase education,” said Dial. “We have to go back there. If we teach people the proper way to use guns, then we will reduce the risk of having gun-related accidents. It starts with education.”

The Miss America Organization was quick to post Dial’s response on their Facebook page, which was filled with positive remarks about her poised answer.

(This article was a submission by freelance writer Brent Rogers)

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • ej harb October 19, 2015, 7:05 am

    A lovely lady is fun to look at
    But a lovely lady with a brain and a soul is fun to look at love walk beside.the man who this woman chooses will be a very fortunate man indeed.

  • Magic Rooster September 24, 2015, 2:22 pm

    For everyone who thought we South Carolinians we just about a flag. This young lady is from the upstate of South Carolina.

  • kane September 22, 2015, 9:16 am

    I hope she wins.

  • michael September 21, 2015, 1:34 pm

    the video feed above is blacked out on internnet explorer. i wonder if this due to msn censoring the feed from it’s source. i’ll try firefox next.

  • michael September 21, 2015, 1:31 pm

    smart woman. gun education. those two words can save thousands of lives. education is a powerful tool. no one should argue this proposal.

  • Larry September 21, 2015, 12:05 pm

    No such thing as gun control unless you are talking about two handed shooting. It’s all about people control. Wished she would have added that to the discussion but she still did real good. Thanks, young lady, you probably said something pro Constitution that none of the other competitors & supporters of the pageant have ever heard.

  • Nate September 21, 2015, 10:57 am

    Hot AND smart!

  • Dave Hicks September 21, 2015, 10:24 am

    Southerner’s !

  • Miles September 21, 2015, 5:55 am

    Now that’s an answer that make me proud to be a south carolinian

  • Perry Hutchison September 19, 2015, 6:17 pm

    Thank you ma’am!

  • John September 15, 2015, 8:31 pm

    BRAVO,BRAVO!! Someone finally hits the nail on the head.What an obviously intelligent young women. I think we need more people like her. I see a very brite future for this shining star. Politically correct she may not be , but she is right.

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