Controversial Actions and Statements:
Herbert Lanford (Board Member)
Lanford once falsely claimed that, “domestic murders out of passion…are often committed with household items such as axes” while opposing a South Carolina bill that would have placed a waiting period on handgun purchases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 69% of all murders in the United States in 2007 were committed with firearms. Only 11% were committed with cutting or piercing weapons.