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Mark Dayton on Gun Control
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Against gun registration. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes gun licensing and gun registration. (Oct 2000)
  • For background checks & trigger locks. (Jul 2000)
  • Zero tolerance for guns in schools. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports some licensing & some registration. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)

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Jim Abeler on Gun Control
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association. (Oct 2012)
Al Franken on Gun Control
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
Amy Klobuchar on Gun Control
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • I would do nothing to hurt hunting. (Jan 2006)
  • Extend the ban on assault weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • 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)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
Dan Severson on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
  • NRA member and squirrel hunter. (Jan 2012)

House:


Michele Bachmann on Gun Control
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • Fight to uphold our 2nd Amendment rights. (Nov 2006)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Oct 2011)
  • Require video recording of every firearm test by ATF. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Chip Cravaack on Gun Control
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
  • Second Amendment is unambiguous. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Keith Ellison on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison 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)
  • Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws. (Jul 2013)
John Kline on Gun Control
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Kline 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)
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Require video recording of every firearm test by ATF. (Jan 2011)
  • Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands. (Sep 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Betty McCollum on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum 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)
  • 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. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales. (Jan 2013)
Rick Nolan on Gun Control
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
  • Supports restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Erik Paulsen on Gun Control
Republican (District 3): Click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Collin Peterson on Gun Control
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson 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)
  • No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Support tradition of hunting on wildlife refuges. (Aug 1994)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Tim Walz on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Supports concealed carry. (Nov 2006)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Gun Control
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Gun Control
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • Pro-gun, but barred machine guns from security detail. (Jan 2011)
  • Statewide background checks to carry firearms. (Nov 2006)
Joe Arwood on Gun Control
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Hernandez on Gun Control
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Gun Control
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Gun responsibility goes with gun rights. (Jul 2000)
  • Guns are designed to kill; respect them. (Jan 1999)
  • If you’re going to own a gun, know what you’re doing. (Jan 1999)
  • Concealed weapons OK if you can pass safety exam. (Nov 1998)
Mike Ciresi on Gun Control
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Grams on Gun Control
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
Mark Kennedy on Gun Control
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy 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)
Mark Kennedy on Gun Control
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy 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)
Walter Mondale on Gun Control
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Gun Control
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Gun responsibility goes with gun rights. (Jul 2000)
  • Guns are designed to kill; respect them. (Jan 1999)
  • If you’re going to own a gun, know what you’re doing. (Jan 1999)
  • Concealed weapons OK if you can pass safety exam. (Nov 1998)
Paul Wellstone on Gun Control
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • 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)
Dean Barkley on Gun Control
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
  • Restrict guns from convicted criminals and mentally ill. (Aug 2008)
  • Registration & restrictions ok, but allow concealed carry. (Nov 1996)
Ford Bell on Gun Control
DFL challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
  • Lifelong hunter & outdoorsman. (Dec 2005)
Michael Cavlan on Gun Control
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
  • Gun ownership is a Constitutional right, but with limits. (Aug 2006)
Norm Coleman on Gun Control
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Standardize concealed-carry law so urbanites can get permits. (Sep 1998)
  • Mandatory sentences for repeat gun & gang offenders. (Sep 1998)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mark Dayton on Gun Control
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Against gun registration. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes gun licensing and gun registration. (Oct 2000)
  • For background checks & trigger locks. (Jul 2000)
  • Zero tolerance for guns in schools. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports some licensing & some registration. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
Robert Fitzgerald on Gun Control
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gil Gutknecht on Gun Control
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht 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 YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bill Luther on Gun Control
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Luther on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
David Minge on Gun Control
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for David Minge on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Gun Control
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Niemackl on Gun Control
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
  • Absolute right to gun ownership. (Aug 2008)
James Oberstar on Gun Control
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar 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 A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
Tim Penny on Gun Control
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
  • Uniform permit laws; support constitutional right. (Oct 2002)
Jim Ramstad on Gun Control
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad 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 F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
Martin Sabo on Gun Control
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo 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)
Bruce Vento on Gun Control
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Patty Wetterling on Gun Control
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Gun Control
Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
  • Government shouldn’t decide who can own a weapon. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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