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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Cory Booker on Gun Control
Mayor of Newark: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state. (Oct 2011)
  • Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws. (Oct 2011)
Barbara Buono on Gun Control
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Buono on other issues.
  • Criticizes pressure from gun rights advocates. (Oct 2013)
  • Restrict military grade and high capacity magazines. (Apr 2013)
Chris Christie on Gun Control
Republican Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chris Christie on other issues.
  • Focus on violence control, not gun control. (Nov 2013)
  • Vetoed outright ban on Barrett .50 caliber rifle. (Oct 2013)
  • We already have too many firearms in our community. (Jun 2012)
  • 2009: No right-to-carry cross-state reciprocity. (Jun 2012)
  • Favors gun control measures from law-enforcement perspective. (Jun 2012)

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Cory Booker on Gun Control
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state. (Oct 2011)
  • Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws. (Oct 2011)
Jeff Chiesa on Gun Control
Republican Appointee: Click here for Jeff Chiesa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gwen Diakos on Gun Control
Independent Challenger: Click here for Gwen Diakos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rush Holt on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt 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 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)
Joe Kyrillos on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Kyrillos on other issues.
  • Restrict gun purchases; no concealed carry. (Nov 2011)
Steve Lonegan on Gun Control
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steve Lonegan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Menendez on Gun Control
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Additional controls on handguns and rifles. (Sep 2006)
  • 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 NO 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)
Frank Pallone on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone 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)

House:


Rob Andrews on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews 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)
Rodney Frelinghuysen on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NJ-11): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Frelinghuysen 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)
Scott Garrett on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NJ-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Scott Garrett 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)
  • Support the Second Amendment . (Dec 2000)
  • 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)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
Rush Holt on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt 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 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)
Leonard Lance on Gun Control
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Leonard Lance on other issues.
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jun 2012)
Frank LoBiondo on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NJ-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frank LoBiondo 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)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (May 2012)
Frank Pallone on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone 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)
Bill Pascrell on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell 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)
Donald Payne Jr. on Gun Control
Democrat (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Donald Payne Jr. on other issues.
  • Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws. (Jul 2013)
Steven Rothman on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steven Rothman 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)
Jon Runyan on Gun Control
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jon Runyan on other issues.
  • Always stand up for the rights of hunters & shooters. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (May 2011)
Albio Sires on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Albio Sires on other issues.
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
Christopher Smith on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NJ-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Smith 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)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jul 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Richard Codey on Gun Control
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Corzine on Gun Control
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • Opposes absolute right to gun ownership. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
Chris Daggett on Gun Control
Independent Challenger (2009): Click here for Chris Daggett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on Gun Control
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2000): Click here for Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Lautenberg on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator (NJ): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Frank Lautenberg on other issues.
  • No guns for domestic abusers. (Aug 2008)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • Sponsored bill to close the Gun Show Loophole. (May 2009)
  • Sponsored banning large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
Ian Linker on Gun Control
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ian Linker on other issues.
  • Don't erode our Second Amendment rights. (Jun 2011)
Donald Payne on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne 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)
Donny DiFrancesco on Gun Control
Former Republican Governor (2001): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Donny DiFrancesco on other issues.
  • No gun permits until age 21; require ballistics ID. (Dec 2000)
  • Prosecute gun crimes more; restrict future sales more. (Dec 2000)
Thomas Kean on Gun Control
Former Republican Governor (1982-1989): Click here for Thomas Kean on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim McGreevey on Gun Control
Former Democratic Governor (2002-2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim McGreevey on other issues.
  • Maintain New Jersey’s tough gun laws. (Oct 2001)
Bret Schundler on Gun Control
Republican 2000 Candidate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bret Schundler on other issues.
  • Opposes gun control. (Jun 2001)
  • Looser gun laws; allow concealed carry. (Jun 2001)
Bill Bradley on Gun Control
2000 Democratic Primary Challenger for President: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bradley on other issues.
  • Money determines gun laws instead of child safety. (Aug 2000)
  • Beating the NRA must come from concerted leadership. (Mar 2000)
  • Tough gun laws & tough leadership to stop child tragedies. (Mar 2000)
  • Gore was a conservative Congressman who voted with NRA. (Feb 2000)
  • Register and license all handguns. (Feb 2000)
  • Ban gun sales in residential neighborhoods. (Feb 2000)
  • Register and license all handguns. (Jan 2000)
  • Register & license all 65 million handguns. (Jan 2000)
  • Gun control leads to safe schools. (Dec 1999)
  • Stand up to the NRA. (Sep 1999)
  • Ban Saturday Night Specials; plus other “common-sense”. (Aug 1999)
  • For registration & licensing; against freely re-selling. (Aug 1999)
  • Ban inexpensive “junk” handguns. (Jun 1999)
  • Register guns; limit buyers to one per month. (Jun 1999)
Douglas Forrester on Gun Control
2002 Republican Challenger for Senate (NJ): Click here for Douglas Forrester on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Torricelli on Gun Control
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Torricelli 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)
John Adler on Gun Control
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for John Adler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Andrews on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews 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)
Richard Codey on Gun Control
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Corzine on Gun Control
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • Opposes absolute right to gun ownership. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
Anne Evans Estabrook on Gun Control
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Anne Evans Estabrook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Ferguson on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NJ-7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ferguson 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 F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
Robert Franks on Gun Control
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Franks on other issues.
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Thomas Kean Jr. on Gun Control
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Kean Jr. on other issues.
  • Uphold our current firearm laws. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated “F” by Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs. (Jan 2003)
Bill Pascrell on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell 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)
Donald Payne on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne 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)
Joe Pennacchio on Gun Control
Republican challenger: Click here for Joe Pennacchio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marge Roukema on Gun Control
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marge Roukema on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Murray Sabrin on Gun Control
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Murray Sabrin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Saxton on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NJ-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Saxton 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 B+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
Robert Menendez on Gun Control
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Additional controls on handguns and rifles. (Sep 2006)
  • 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 NO 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)
Dick Zimmer on Gun Control
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dick Zimmer on other issues.
  • Endorsed by the NRA in 1990 and 1992. (Oct 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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