State of Montana Archives: on Gun Control

Amanda Curtis: Common-sense solutions like expanding background checks

Speakers at a rally at the Capitol urged Sen. Max Baucus to change his stance and support expanded background checks before people can buy guns. The Democratic senator voted against mandatory background checks earlier this year.

State Rep. Amanda Curtis, D-Butte, told how at age 17, in May 1997, she and her family were awakened by a call from the police in the middle of the night telling them to come to a Billings hospital. They learned her 16-year-old brother had shot and killed himself playing Russian roulette at a party.

"I would be willing to bet that every single one of you that's here today either has been directly affected or knows someone who has been directly affected by gun violence." Curtis, who is considering a race for the U.S. House, called for common-sense solutions. "If Montana has 2.5 times the suicide rate of states with comprehensive background checks, maybe we should try that out," said Curtis, a high school math teacher.

Source: Billings Gazette on 2014 Montana Senate race Jul 23, 2013

Steve Bullock: Forever preserve access to public land for hunting & fishing

As Attorney General, Steve works hard every day to make our state better for the next generation of Montanans. Since taking office, Steve has worked with Governor Schweitzer and state legislators to forever preserve access to public lands and streams for hunting, fishing and hiking.
Source: Montana Governor campaign 2012 website, Nov 6, 2012

Amanda Curtis: No gun licensing; allow concealed carry

Q: Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?

A: Yes.

Q: Should a license be required for gun possession?

A: No.

Source: Montana Legislative Election 2012 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Sam Rankin: Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns

Q: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?

A: Yes.

Source: Montana Election 2012 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Dennis Rehberg: No Supreme Court Justices who are hostile to 2nd Amendment

On two occasions, Rehberg pointed out that Tester supported the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan--justices he believes are hostile to the Second Amendment. Rehberg said he would not have supported their confirmation. Tester did not respond on that particular issue.
Source: Daily Inter Lake on 2012 Montana Senate debates Oct 14, 2012

Brian Schweitzer: Protect our 2nd Amendment rights

Q: What principles do you support regarding guns?

A: As an NRA member with an “A” rating, I will protect our 2nd Amendment rights. I will ensure access to Montana’s public lands for hunting, fishing and recreation.

Source: 2004 Montana Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

  • The above quotations are from State of Montana Politicians: Archives.
  • Click here for definitions & background information on Gun Control.
  • Click here for other issues (main summary page).
2016 Presidential contenders on Gun Control:
Amb.John Bolton(MD)
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Jon Huntsman(UT)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Rep.Peter King(NY)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Secy.Condi Rice(CA)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Andrew Cuomo(NY)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel(IL)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Gov.Brian Schweitzer(MT)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg(I-NYC)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura(I-MN)
Please consider a donation to!
Click for details -- or send donations to:
1770 Mass Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
(We rely on your support!)

Page last updated: Sep 08, 2014