State of Minnesota Archives: on Gun Control


Jim Abeler: Opposes more gun restrictions

Question topic: More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Abeler: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Minnesota Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Mike McFadden: Expand background checks; close gun show loophole

While describing himself as a strong believer in gun rights, McFadden also said he could vote for widening background checks for gun purchases.

"It does bother me that someone who couldn't pass a background check at Walmart could then go right down to a gun show and buy a gun," McFadden said. "So I would consider expanded background checks, specifically closing that gun show loophole."

Source: CBS Minnesota WCCO on 2014 Minnesota Senate race Jul 23, 2013

Mike McFadden: Open to looking at expanding background checks

Q: The Senate voted down expanding background checks on gun purchases. Would you support that?

A: I'm a strong believer in the Second Amendment, and the right to bear arms. It does concern me that someone that's not allowed to buy a gun at Wal-Mart because they didn't pass a background check is allowed to go and purchase one at a gun show. I would be open to looking at expanding background checks.

Source: Minneapolis Post on 2014 Minnesota Senate race Jul 15, 2013

Tom Emmer: Concealed carry ok; but require licenses & restrictions

Q: Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?

A: Yes.

Q: Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?

A: Yes.

Q: Should a license be required for gun possession?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support current levels of enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support current state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?

A: Yes.

Source: Minnesota Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

Mark Dayton: Against gun registration

All three candidates agreed on virtually all aspects of the issue. Gibson suggested the government put more money into enforcing existing laws. Grams chided Dayton for saying he was against gun registration, saying he (Dayton) had answered several surveys to the contrary.
Source: By Bob Collins, Minnesota Public Radio on-line Nov 6, 2000

Mark Dayton: For background checks & trigger locks

I support the Second Amendment and will continue my support as Senator. I support current law, including the ban on assault weapons and I support the federal law, including background checks on all purchasers of firearms. I do believe that trigger locks should be provided on new handguns, and I believe those who sell guns at gun shows should be subject to the same requirements as other firearm dealers.
Source: Minnesota Newspaper Association Election Questionnaire Jul 2, 2000

Mark Dayton: Zero tolerance for guns in schools

I strongly support the law which makes it a federal offense to possess and discharge a gun within 1,000 feet of a school. There should be zero tolerance for guns in schools!
Source: Minnesota Newspaper Association Election Questionnaire Jul 2, 2000

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