Some people are wondering if Miss South Carolina’s answer to a question about gun control cost her during the Miss America pageant last night.
Miss South Carolina Daja Dial responded as follows when asked if we needed a ban on “military style assault weapons”:
I don’t, but because I think we need to increase education. We have to go back there. If we teach people the proper way to use guns, then we will reduce the risk on having gun related accidents. It starts with education.
The positive response from conservatives and gun rights supporters on Twitter was immediate and strong:
Miss South Carolina says she does not support a gun ban.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 14, 2015
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 14, 2015
Miss South Carolina should've won. She didn't blame #gunsense as the issue, rather education. Guess they didn't like a pro-gun answer.
— Travis Brauer (@TravisBrauer) September 14, 2015