Jeb Bush: 

  • 99.999% of people should be able to keep their guns. (Sep 2015)
  • Stand-your-ground bill: Deadly force OK when threatened. (Dec 2009)
  • Violent gun crime rate is down by more than 25%. (Jan 2002)
  • Use a Gun and You’re Done. (Nov 2001)
  • Concealed carry OK; supports instant background check. (Jul 1998)

Ben Carson:

  • Law-abiding citizens have right to guns without registration. (Mar 2014)
  • Extremely pro-2nd Amendment; never let anyone tamper with it. (Feb 2014)
  • Semi-automatic weapons ok in countryside, but not cities. (Mar 2013)

Hillary Clinton:

  • Reverse gun manufacturer immunity; let them get sued. (Nov 2015)
  • Don’t shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits:I vote that way. (Oct 2015)
  • Rein in idea that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime. (May 2014)
  • 2000: advocate for national gun registry; 2008: backed off. (May 2014)
  • Balance lawful gun ownership & keeping guns from criminals. (Apr 2008)
  • Give local police access to federal gun tracking info. (Apr 2008)
  • Let states & cities determine local gun laws. (Apr 2008)
  • Against illegal guns, crack down on illegal gun dealers. (Jan 2008)
  • Backed off a national licensing registration plan on guns. (Jan 2008)
  • Get assault weapons & guns off the street. (Jul 2007)
  • Background check system could prevent Virginia Tech massacre. (Apr 2007)
  • FactCheck: VA Tech shooter not declared a danger to others. (Apr 2007)
  • Congress’ failure at Littleton response inspired Senate run. (Nov 2003)
  • Keep guns away from people who shouldn’t have them. (Sep 2000)
  • Limit access to weapons; look for early warning signs. (Sep 2000)
  • License and register all handgun sales. (Jun 2000)
  • Tough gun control keeps guns out of wrong hands. (Jul 1999)
  • Gun control protects our children. (Jul 1999)
  • Don’t water down sensible gun control legislation. (Jul 1999)
  • Lock up guns; store ammo separately. (Jun 1999)
  • Ban kids’ unsupervised access to guns. (Jun 1999)
  • Get weapons off the streets; zero tolerance for weapons. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with “smart gun” technology. (Aug 2000)

Ted Cruz:

  • Opposes unreasonable and burdensome gun restrictions. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Oppose the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)

Carly Fiorina:

  • Strong supporter of Second Amendment gun rights. (May 2015)
  • Opposed 1994 assault weapon ban; opposes no-fly list gun ban. (Oct 2010)
  • Let people on no-fly list purchase guns; it’s poorly managed. (Oct 2010)
  • Assault weapon ban is arbitrary about which weapons qualify. (Sep 2010)
  • No-fly list is mismanaged; don’t bar gun sales based on it. (Jun 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)

Mike Huckabee:

  • Litmus test for Supreme Court justices on Second Amendment. (Sep 2015)
  • Expand concealed carry laws; they have saved lives. (May 2015)
  • Second Amendment is about freedom, not about hunting. (Aug 2007)
  • Owns firearms; enjoys hunting; supports 2nd amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports self-defense and ‘castle doctrine’. (Jan 2006)
  • Allow concealed carry. (Nov 2002)
  • Restrictive gun laws don’t stop culture of violence. (Jun 1998)

John Kasich:

  • Litmus test for Supreme Court justices on Second Amendment. (Sep 2015)
  • Expand concealed carry laws; they have saved lives. (May 2015)
  • Second Amendment is about freedom, not about hunting. (Aug 2007)
  • Owns firearms; enjoys hunting; supports 2nd amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports self-defense and ‘castle doctrine’. (Jan 2006)
  • Allow concealed carry. (Nov 2002)
  • Restrictive gun laws don’t stop culture of violence. (Jun 1998)

Martin O’ Malley:

  • Baltimore was safer with my comprehensive gun safety law. (Nov 2015)
  • The game is rigged in court, against gun victims. (Oct 2015)
  • Ban assault weapons, limit clip size, & require fingerprints. (May 2015)
  • Further toughen the enforcement of our gun laws. (Feb 2011)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with “smart gun” technology. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)

Rand Paul:

  • Oppose laws which would limit the right to gun ownership. (Apr 2015)
  • Don’t let the liberals tread on the Second Amendment. (Feb 2013)
  • Patriot Act violates your gun rights. (Feb 2011)
  • 2nd amendment is only as good as the fourth amendment. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports 2nd amendment; vote against restricting handguns. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Oppose the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
  • Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can’t access. (Sep 2010)

Marco Rubio:

  • Criminals will ignore gun laws because they’re criminals. (Sep 2015)
  • New gun laws are ineffective, so don’t pass them. (Apr 2013)
  • Has a concealed weapon permit, but does not carry a weapon. (Apr 2013)
  • Deal with gun violence, but do it constitutionally. (Feb 2013)
  • As Speaker, failed to push law allowing guns at work. (Jun 2012)
  • 2nd Amendment is a cornerstone of our democracy. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated B+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Oppose the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)

Bernie Sanders:

  • Do more than reverse gun manufacturer immunity. (Nov 2015)
  • I want to shield gun shops from lawsuits, not manufacturers. (Oct 2015)
  • Deal federally with straw-man gun purchasers. (Oct 2015)
  • Bring together rural states & urban states with common sense. (Oct 2015)
  • Ban semiautomatic guns & gun show loophole. (Aug 2015)
  • Instant background checks: no guns for criminals or unstable. (Jul 2015)
  • Guns in Vermont are for hunting; but in L.A. are for killing. (Jul 2015)
  • Mixed approach to gun control vs. gun rights. (Apr 2015)
  • I’m pro-hunting, but no one needs an AK-47 to hunt. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)

Rick Santorum:

  • Lifetime A+ rating with the NRA; despite trigger lock vote. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)

Donald Trump:

  • Gun-free zones are target practice for sickos. (Oct 2015)
  • Protect the Second Amendment, but address mental health. (Sep 2015)
  • Take guns from good people & bad people have target practice. (Jul 2015)
  • A very strong person on the Second Amendment. (Jun 2015)
  • I am against gun control. (Feb 2011)
  • Dems and Reps are both wrong on guns. (Jul 2000)
  • For assault weapon ban, waiting period, & background check. (Jul 2000)

Chris Christie:

  • Focus on violence control, not gun control
  • Vetoed outright ban on Barrett .50 caliber rifle
  • “We already have too many firearms in our community NJ’s ban on semiautomatic weapons.” The ban was among the signature pieces of legislation passed. “The issue which has energized me to get into this race is the recent attempt by certain Republican legislators to repeal NJ’s ban on assault weapons.”
  • The “right-to-carry reciprocity” bill would allow anyone with a valid permit to carry in their home state the same right in any other state. In NJ holders of carry permits from other states must lock their guns up when entering the Garden State.”I believe that each state should have the right to make firearms laws as they see fit. I don’t believe it’s right for the federal government to get into the middle of this and decide firearms laws for the people of the state of NJ,” Christie told “The Record” in July 2009.
  • “I believe that each state should have the right to make firearms laws as they see fit. I don’t believe it’s right for the federal government to get into the middle of this and decide firearms laws for the people of the state of NJ,” Christie told “The Record” in July 2009.
  • What I support are commonsense laws that will allow people to protect themselves, but I also am very concerned about the safety of our police officers on the streets, very concerned. And I want to make sure that we don’t have an abundance of guns out there”

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