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Martin O`Malley on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Further toughen the enforcement of our gun laws. (Feb 2011)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)

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MD 2012: 2012 Maryland Senate Debates


Dan Bongino on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Bongino on other issues.
  • Second Amendment is a fail-safe. (Feb 2012)
  • Reduce restrictions on concealed carry permits. (Feb 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Benjamin Cardin on Gun Control
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • 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 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 large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
Barbara Mikulski on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Mikulski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • 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 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 NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
Rob Sobhani on Gun Control
Independent Challenger: Click here for Rob Sobhani on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Roscoe Bartlett on Gun Control
Republican Representative (MD-6): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Roscoe Bartlett 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)
  • Support the Second Amendment . (Dec 2000)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (May 2011)
  • Require video recording of every firearm test by ATF. (Jan 2011)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Elijah Cummings on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (MD-7): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Elijah Cummings 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 large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales. (Jan 2013)
  • Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws. (Jul 2013)
John Delaney on Gun Control
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Donna Edwards on Gun Control
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards on other issues.
  • Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure. (Jan 2013)
  • Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws. (Jul 2013)
Andy Harris on Gun Control
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Andy Harris on other issues.
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jun 2011)
  • Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands. (Sep 2011)
Steny Hoyer on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (MD-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steny Hoyer 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)
Dutch Ruppersberger on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (MD-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dutch Ruppersberger 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)
John Sarbanes on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Sarbanes 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)
  • Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales. (Jan 2013)
Chris Van Hollen on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen 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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


William Capps on Gun Control
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Capps on other issues.
  • Right to carry for all citizens except criminals & impaired. (Oct 2011)
Corrogan Vaughn on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Corrogan Vaughn on other issues.
  • Constitutional right to bear arms. (Aug 2007)
Eric Wargotz on Gun Control
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Wargotz on other issues.
  • Ardent supporter of second amendment; lifetime member of NRA. (Jul 2010)
Robert Ehrlich on Gun Control
Former Republican Governor (2003-2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Parris Glendening on Gun Control
Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002): Click here for Parris Glendening on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Gun Control
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on other issues.
    No stance on record.
E.J. Pipkin on Gun Control
2004 former Republican challenger; previously state Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for E.J. Pipkin on other issues.
  • Repeal gun laws and ban suing gunmakers. (Aug 2004)
Robert Ehrlich on Gun Control
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Wayne Gilchrest on Gun Control
Republican Representative (MD-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Gilchrest 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 D- by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
Frank Kratovil on Gun Control
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frank Kratovil on other issues.
  • Strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2008)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
Kweisi Mfume on Gun Control
Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kweisi Mfume on other issues.
  • Ban assault weapons; ban gun sales to minors. (Nov 2004)
  • Blacks are disproportionately affected by gun violence. (Feb 1999)
Connie Morella on Gun Control
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Connie Morella on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Paul Sarbanes on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sarbanes on other issues.
  • 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 NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
Michael Steele on Gun Control
Republican challenger, Lt. Gov.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Steele on other issues.
  • No ban on guns; focus on enforcement instead. (Oct 2006)
Daniel Vovak on Gun Control
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Vovak on other issues.
  • Just read the Second Amendment. (Jan 2006)
Albert Wynn on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (MD-4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Albert Wynn 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)
Kevin Zeese on Gun Control
Green/ Libertarian/ Populist Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Zeese on other issues.
  • Supports the Second Amendmentís right to bear arms. (Jun 2006)
Benjamin Cardin on Gun Control
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • 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 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 large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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