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Matt Dunne on Gun Control
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Dunne on other issues.
  • Strengthen restrictions on the purchase & possession of guns. (Nov 2002)
  • Strengthen enforcement of existing state gun restrictions. (Nov 2002)
Christine Hallquist on Gun Control
Democratic candidate for governor of Vermont: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Christine Hallquist on other issues.
  • Ban assault weapons; regulate guns like cars. (Aug 2018)
  • Regulate guns like we regulate automobiles. (Aug 2018)
Rebecca Holcombe on Gun Control
Democratic candidate for governor: Click here for Rebecca Holcombe on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Minter on Gun Control
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sue Minter on other issues.
  • Universal background checks; ban assault weapons. (Aug 2016)
  • Gun violence has reached a crisis point; more gun safety. (May 2016)
Phil Scott on Gun Control
Republican challenger for Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Phil Scott on other issues.
  • Enforce existing gun laws; Vermont is no gun trafficker. (Sep 2016)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2010)
Shap Smith on Gun Control
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shap Smith on other issues.
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2010)
Keith Stern on Gun Control
Republican candidate for governor of Vermont: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Keith Stern on other issues.
  • Supports 2nd Amendment; but some people will commit crimes. (Sep 2018)
  • Vermont won't be Vermont with all this gun legislation. (Aug 2018)
David Zuckerman on Gun Control
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Zuckerman on other issues.
  • Supports background checks, and concealed carry. (Nov 2014)

Senate:

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Al Giordano on Gun Control
Democratic Senate challenger (withdrew): Click here for Al Giordano on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John MacGovern on Gun Control
Democratic Challenger for VT Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
  • Second Amendment rights are under assault. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Scott Milne on Gun Control
Democratic Challenger for VT Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Milne on other issues.
  • Rated 50% by Gun Owners of Vermont. (Nov 2014)
Brooke Paige on Gun Control
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Brooke Paige on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Gun Control
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 35 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Changed views on gun control due to epidemic of gun violence. (Feb 2020)
  • For background checks, and closing loopholes. (Jul 2019)
  • 2013: state decisions on guns; 2019: federal legislation. (Jun 2019)
  • Buy back assault weapons, and ban their sale. (Jun 2019)
  • Applaud students taking action to prevent school shootings. (Feb 2018)
  • Intervene with mental illness, to prevent mass shootings. (Nov 2016)
  • Ok to sue gun manufacturers if they sell for misuse. (Apr 2016)
  • Deal federally with straw-man gun purchasers. (Oct 2015)
  • Common sense, incremental gun control plan. (Oct 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)
  • Gun legislation must work for both rural & urban Americans. (Jun 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)

    National Rifle Association

  • 2005: Allow suing gun manufacturers for negligence. (Feb 2020)
  • Ban assault weapons; automatic background checks. (Feb 2019)
  • To pass gun controls, Congress needs guts to stand up to NRA. (May 2018)
  • We aren't divided on guns: just sick & tired of gun violence. (Mar 2018)
  • FactCheck: No, never supported by National Rifle Association. (Apr 2016)
  • I have shown courage against NRA on gun issues. (Dec 2015)
  • People have the right to buy guns, with sensible regulations. (Dec 2015)
  • Do more than reverse gun manufacturer immunity. (Nov 2015)
  • I want to shield gun shops from lawsuits, not manufacturers. (Oct 2015)
  • Bring together rural states & urban states with common sense. (Oct 2015)
  • 1988: NRA opposed Congressional opponents more than him. (Sep 2015)
  • Ban semiautomatic guns & gun show loophole. (Aug 2015)

    Voting Record

  • OpEd: pro-gun votes in line with VT's political norms. (Jun 2015)
  • 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)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Lawrence Zupan on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for Lawrence Zupan on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Peter Welch on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch on other issues.
  • 100 percent National Rife Association record. (Nov 2006)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Gun Control
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Gun Control
Republican VT Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
  • Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2008)
Bruce Lisman on Gun Control
Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Lisman on other issues.
  • Protect the Vermont Sportsmen's Bill of Rights. (Mar 2016)
Peter Shumlin on Gun Control
Democratic Governor (retiring 2016): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
  • Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2008)
Jim Jeffords on Gun Control
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • 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)
Jack McMullen on Gun Control
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Gun Control
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Len Britton on other issues.
  • Kudos to the Supreme Court for standing by our 2nd Amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
Larry Drown on Gun Control
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Gun Control
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
  • No absolute right to gun ownership. (Mar 2010)
Greg Parke on Gun Control
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
  • Concealed carry ok; ease other restrictions too. (Aug 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Leahy on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy on other issues.
  • Heller case established a fundamental individual right. (Jul 2012)
  • 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 NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
  • Rated C by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Aug 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Supports restrictions on right to bear arms. (Nov 2016)
  • Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Bernie Sanders on Gun Control
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 35 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Changed views on gun control due to epidemic of gun violence. (Feb 2020)
  • For background checks, and closing loopholes. (Jul 2019)
  • 2013: state decisions on guns; 2019: federal legislation. (Jun 2019)
  • Buy back assault weapons, and ban their sale. (Jun 2019)
  • Applaud students taking action to prevent school shootings. (Feb 2018)
  • Intervene with mental illness, to prevent mass shootings. (Nov 2016)
  • Ok to sue gun manufacturers if they sell for misuse. (Apr 2016)
  • Deal federally with straw-man gun purchasers. (Oct 2015)
  • Common sense, incremental gun control plan. (Oct 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)
  • Gun legislation must work for both rural & urban Americans. (Jun 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)

    National Rifle Association

  • 2005: Allow suing gun manufacturers for negligence. (Feb 2020)
  • Ban assault weapons; automatic background checks. (Feb 2019)
  • To pass gun controls, Congress needs guts to stand up to NRA. (May 2018)
  • We aren't divided on guns: just sick & tired of gun violence. (Mar 2018)
  • FactCheck: No, never supported by National Rifle Association. (Apr 2016)
  • I have shown courage against NRA on gun issues. (Dec 2015)
  • People have the right to buy guns, with sensible regulations. (Dec 2015)
  • Do more than reverse gun manufacturer immunity. (Nov 2015)
  • I want to shield gun shops from lawsuits, not manufacturers. (Oct 2015)
  • Bring together rural states & urban states with common sense. (Oct 2015)
  • 1988: NRA opposed Congressional opponents more than him. (Sep 2015)
  • Ban semiautomatic guns & gun show loophole. (Aug 2015)

    Voting Record

  • OpEd: pro-gun votes in line with VT's political norms. (Jun 2015)
  • 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)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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