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Gary Herbert on Gun Control
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
  • Support the 2nd Amendment as well as the 10th. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

UT 2012: 2012 Utah Senate Debates


Orrin Hatch on Gun Control
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • Supports 2nd Amendment, with stricter gun law enforcement. (Oct 1999)
  • Mental health check as part of background check. (Sep 1999)
  • Gun violence problems can be solved by more enforcement. (Sep 1999)
  • Trigger locks, gun show restrictions, import restrictions. (Aug 1999)
  • Guns should be sold with safety devices. (May 1999)
  • Enforce existing gun laws & extend them to juveniles. (May 1999)
  • Enforce existing gun laws & extend them to juveniles. (May 1999)
  • Prosecute gun crimes federally & severely. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
Mike Lee on Gun Control
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • Expanded background check first, not assault weapon ban. (Jun 2013)
  • Individual right to bear arms. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access. (Sep 2010)

House:


Rob Bishop on Gun Control
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop 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. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Jim Matheson on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson 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 B+ 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)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Feb 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Chris Stewart on Gun Control
Republican (District 2): Click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Gun Control
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Only reason for assault weapons is to kill people quickly. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes absolute right to gun ownership. (Feb 2012)
  • Six-point plan to help curb gun violence. (Sep 2004)
Jon Huntsman on Gun Control
Republican UT Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • Absolutely veto a ban on assault weapons. (Jun 2011)
  • Conservative line on gun control. (May 2009)
Pete Ashdown on Gun Control
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Current laws are reasonable and are working. (Jun 2006)
Jason Chaffetz on Gun Control
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Support Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2008)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored bill allowing reloading spent military ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Scott Howell on Gun Control
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • Background checks, but concealed carry ok. (Nov 2000)
Dan Liljenquist on Gun Control
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
  • Proud gun owner; fight to keep that right protected. (May 2012)
Jason Chaffetz on Gun Control
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Support Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2008)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored bill allowing reloading spent military ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Gun Control
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS & EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Gun Control
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Gun Control
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
Merrill Cook on Gun Control
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
Paul Van Dam on Gun Control
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Enid Waldholtz on Gun Control
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Bennett on Gun Control
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
Sam Granato on Gun Control
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
  • Rated ? by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Aug 2010)
James Hansen on Gun Control
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Support tradition of hunting on wildlife refuges. (Aug 1994)
Chris Cannon on Gun Control
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon 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)
  • No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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