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Peter Shumlin on Gun Control
Democratic Governor: Click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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 YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
  • Rated C by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Aug 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
John MacGovern on Gun Control
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
  • Second Amendment rights are under assault. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Bernie Sanders on Gun Control
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)

House:


Peter Welch on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Welch on other issues.
  • 100 percent National Rife Association record. (Nov 2006)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Gun Control
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Gun Control
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jeffords on Gun Control
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • 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)
Jack McMullen on Gun Control
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Gun Control
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Len Britton on other issues.
  • Kudos to the Supreme Court for standing by our 2nd Amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
Larry Drown on Gun Control
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Gun Control
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
  • No absolute right to gun ownership. (Mar 2010)
Greg Parke on Gun Control
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
  • Concealed carry ok; ease other restrictions too. (Aug 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Gun Control
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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