VIA| It’s always tradition in the Miss America pageant to ask some hard hitting questions to test the knowledge of the contestant. Last night, Miss South Carolina, Daja Dial, got a tough question that her own state has had to deal with in very real ways.
The judges asked her the following question:
“Do you support a ban on military-style assault weapons?”
And here was her response:
“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.”
— Miss America Org (@MissAmericaOrg) September 14, 2015
People on Twitter basically went crazy:
Some called it “common sense”:
Bravo to Miss South Carolina for her common sense answer to a gun control question & clear support of the Second Amendment. #MissAmerica
— Alan Clemons (@BigAlFishes) September 14, 2015
Others were just excited that she nailed the answer:
Some fans called it “epic”:
Miss Daja Dial did not win the pageant, but she was a front-runner in the end. Better luck next year, Miss South Carolina!