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Dennis Daugaard on Gun Control
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • Second Amendment is clear: individual right to bear arms. (Nov 2010)
  • Require background checks at gun shows. (Nov 2000)

Senate:

SD 2014: 2014 SD Senate debate


Mike Rounds on Gun Control
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Pro 2nd Amendment Rights. (Nov 2006)
John Thune on Gun Control
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for national standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Sep 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)
  • Sponsored bill to apply concealed carry permit to all states. (Feb 2009)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)
Rick Weiland on Gun Control
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
  • Universal background checks for guns. (May 2013)

House:


Kristi Noem on Gun Control
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Individual right to keep and bear arms. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Gun Control
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Pro 2nd Amendment Rights. (Nov 2006)
Tim Johnson on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson 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 lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • 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 NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated C+ by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Dec 2003)
Larry Pressler on Gun Control
Independent Challenger: Click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Janklow on Gun Control
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
Tom Daschle on Gun Control
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Gun Control
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
  • Rated B+ by NRA. (Dec 2008)
Joel Dykstra on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
  • No need for additional laws or restrictions on guns. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated A- by National Rifle Association. (Jan 2007)
Stephanie Herseth on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Bill Janklow on Gun Control
Republican (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
Sam Kephart on Gun Control
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Absolute right to gun ownership; no ammo tracking. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Gun Control
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for national standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Sep 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)
  • Sponsored bill to apply concealed carry permit to all states. (Feb 2009)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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