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Tom Foley on Gun Control
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
  • Enough on gun control; focus on preventing another Newtown. (Apr 2013)
  • Supports 2nd amendment but require reporting stolen firearms. (Dec 2010)
Dan Malloy on Gun Control
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • More guns are not the answer to gun violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Reduce illegal gun activity by removing illegal guns. (Nov 2010)
David Walker on Gun Control
Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Walker on other issues.
  • Screening for automatic weapons; no felons own guns. (Apr 2012)

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
  • Sued gun manufacturers to withdraw gun designs. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
Susan Bysiewicz on Gun Control
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Linda McMahon on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • Fully supports Second Amendment rights. (Jul 2010)
  • Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Chris Murphy on Gun Control
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • NRA has more control over Congress than any other group. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
Christopher Shays on Gun Control
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)

House:


Joe Courtney on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Courtney on other issues.
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
Rosa DeLauro on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure. (Feb 2013)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
Elizabeth Esty on Gun Control
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Jim Himes on Gun Control
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Himes on other issues.
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
John Larson on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Larson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated D by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jodi Rell on Gun Control
Republican CT Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
  • Tough new gun laws, plus special gun courts. (Sep 2006)
Joseph Lieberman on Gun Control
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • Licensing & registration violate fundamental right to guns. (May 2003)
  • Safe havens: Ban guns in schools and churches. (Apr 2000)
  • Safety locks, background checks, & bans on sale to kids. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO 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 YES 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 NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
Chris Murphy on Gun Control
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • NRA has more control over Congress than any other group. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
John Rowland on Gun Control
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for John Rowland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gary Franks on Gun Control
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Lee Johnson on Gun Control
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • 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 D by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
Miriam Masullo on Gun Control
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
  • Never forfeit right to own and carry a firearm. (May 2004)
Jack Orchulli on Gun Control
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Simmons on Gun Control
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Dodd on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • 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 loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
Sam Gejdenson on Gun Control
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Gun Control
Republican (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • 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 D by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Gun Control
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barbara Kennelly on Gun Control
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Gun Control
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Maloney on Gun Control
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Alan Schlesinger on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • Ease federal gun restrictions. (Oct 2006)
Christopher Shays on Gun Control
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
Rob Simmons on Gun Control
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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