State of Michigan Archives: on Gun Control


Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which opposes magazine limit

Terri Lynn Land announced she will continue to serve as National Committeewoman for the National Republican Party while running for Senate. In this role, Land voted for, and will continue to promote, the GOP platform, which called for turning Medicare into a voucher program and a ban on abortion that did not include exceptions for rape, incest or saving a woman's life. Land's extreme GOP platform also supported privatizing Social Security, banning same sex marriage, opposing any gun legislation that would limit "the capacity of clips or magazine," banning women from combat, and a study to determine whether to return the US dollar to the gold standard.

In August 2009, the New York Times reported that the 2012 GOP platform "opposes gun legislation that would limit 'the capacity of clips or magazines.'"

Source: DSCC press release on 2014 Michigan Senate debate Jun 11, 2013

Rick Snyder: Absolutely uphold the 2nd Amendment

Q: Would you uphold the 2nd Amendment and support the rights of gun owners as well as the hunting industry?

A: In one word: absolutely. I actually own three guns myself. I have a 12 gauge shotgun and two .22 rifles that I use for target shooting. I believe the 2nd amendment also protects the right of citizens to have a gun in their home to protect their family and property. I also support the rights of gun owners to responsibly carry their gun, as long as they have attained the legal permit. While I'm not an avid hunter, I support the industry and believe it plays an important role in our economy and quality of life. It also can have a valuable environmental conservation impact and I would work to streamline the processes so that hunters get better customer service from the state and local governments. We have a long tradition in our state of supporting gun rights and the hunting industry in Michigan and I would continue to support that tradition as Governor.

Source: Campaign website, rickformichigan.com, "FAQ" Nov 2, 2010

Jack Hoogendyk: Rated “A” by the National Rifle Association

Second Amendment: I am rated “A” by the National Rifle Association and will continue to support the constitutional right to bear arms.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, jackformichigan.org, “Issues” May 2, 2008

Bret McAtee: End constant meddling with our 2nd amendment rights

That the intoxicating effect of power has gone to elected officials’ heads is seen in their refusal to protect free speech as seen in their passing of the Campaign Finance Reform bill, and in their constant meddling with our 2nd amendment rights.
Source: Declaration of Candidacy For Michigan US Senate Jan 1, 2006

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