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Lee Fisher on Gun Control

 


1994: I never met a gun control bill I didn't like

Ted Strickland has a pro-gun voting record in Congress, and was endorsed by both the NRA and Buckeye Firearms Association last May. Strickland's selection of a running mate, however (former Ohio Attorney General and Handgun Control Inc. board member Lee Fisher), is viewed by the more skeptical among Ohio gun owners as the equivalent of the vote against it that came after the vote for it.

Comments made by Strickland to the Dayton Daily News in May ("He said he does not own a gun, nor does he consider himself a 'gun person,' but, 'I believe in a citizen's right to own a gun.'") haven't exactly helped.

Lee Fisher lost a 1994 bid as Attorney General, having been quoted as saying "I never met a gun control bill I didn't like," and lost a 1998 race for Governor, having stood on a podium with gun ban extremist Sarah Brady to announce his campaign.

Source: Chad D. Baus on www.buckeyefirearms.org Sep 5, 2006

Waiting periods; child safety locks; other restrictions ok

Source: Ohio Gubernatorial 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms.

Fisher supports the CC survey question on right to bear arms

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Further restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q10 on Aug 11, 2010

Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record.

Fisher scores F by NRA on pro-gun rights policies

While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly three million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs.

The following ratings are based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionaire sent to all Congressional candidates; the NRA assigned a letter grade (with A+ being the highest and F being the lowest).

Source: NRA website 10-NRA on Aug 11, 2010

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