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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Gun Control

Republican CA Governor


Strong supporter of the second amendment

Q: Where do you stand on gun control?

A: I am a strong supporter of the second amendment. The U.S. constitution allows for law-abiding citizens to own a firearm.

Source: 2003 Gubernatorial campaign website, JoinArnold.com , Aug 29, 2003

Support Brady Bill; assault weapon ban; safety locks

I [support the second amendment, but I] also believe that there are responsibilities that gun owners must follow in owning a firearm. I support the Brady bill, I support the current assault weapons ban and I believe that guns must have safety devices or be stored as to prevent accidental discharge.
Source: 2003 Gubernatorial campaign website, JoinArnold.com , Aug 29, 2003

Close the gun show loophole

Schwarzenegger supports the Brady Bill, which tightened gun control measures. I would also like to close the loophole of the gun shows, Schwarzenegger said, referring to the fact that people can buy weapons at such exhibitions without a background check.
Source: CNN.com , Aug 28, 2003

Im for gun control; Im a peace-loving guy

[The National Rifle Association] probably wont like Schwarzenegger either. In The Terminator Schwarzenegger goes into a gun store and picks out a 12-gauge auto loader, a .45 long slide, a phase plasma rifle and an Uzi 9 mm. (Then he kills the guy behind the counter.) But as Schwarzenegger began to think of himself as a potential political candidate, he became sensitive on the gun issue, telling one interviewer, Im for gun control. Im a peace-loving guy.
Source: Time magazine cover story , Aug 18, 2003

Other governors on Gun Control: Arnold Schwarzenegger on other issues:
CA Gubernatorial:
Jerry Brown
CA Senatorial:
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
Newly Elected Nov. 2010:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
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