State of Wisconsin Archives: on Gun Control


Mike Gallagher: Defend our 2nd Amendment Wisconsin way of life

As a military veteran, gun owner, and NRA member, I will defend our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. I will always support Wisconsin's hunters, sportsmen, and law-abiding gun owners who just want to protect their own families. This is part of Wisconsin's way of life and fundamental to who we are as a country.
Source: 2016 Wisconsin House campaign website MikeForWisconsin.com Nov 8, 2016

Russell Feingold: Universal background checks plus waiting periods

Q: Currently in Wisconsin, it is legal for private individuals and unlicensed gun dealers to sell guns without conducting a background check. Recent polls show that approximately 85% of Wisconsinites support background checks. Do you support legislation that would close the dangerous loophole that allows people to buy a gun without a background check?

Russ Feingold: I believe in universal background checks as well as common-sense waiting periods and restrictions on high-capacity magazines. These measures will help address the gun violence crisis in our country. While I believe that the Second Amendment grants an individual right to own firearms, I also believe that it's time for us to unite to address gun violence.

Source: LWV's Vote411.org on 2016 Wisconsin Senate Race Sep 19, 2016

Glenn Grothman: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded

Q: More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety?

GROTHMAN: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Wisconsin House race Sep 30, 2014

John Schiess: No background checks; yes concealed carry

Q: Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?

A: No.

Q: Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?

A: Yes.

Q: Should a license be required for gun possession?

A: No.

Q: Do you support current levels of enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?

A: Yes.

Source: Wisconsin Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

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2016 Presidential contenders on Gun Control:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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