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Terry Branstad on Gun Control
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)

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Bruce Braley on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sam Clovis on Gun Control
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
  • 2nd Amendment is about liberty, not just gun rights. (Nov 2013)
Joni Ernst on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
  • Staunch defender of the Second Amendment. (Sep 2013)
Chuck Grassley on Gun Control
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley 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 banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
  • National cross-state 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. (Aug 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)
Matthew Whitaker on Gun Control
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
  • Lifetime defender of the Second Amendment. (Oct 2013)

House:


Leonard Boswell on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • 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)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Bruce Braley on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve King on Gun Control
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Steve King on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Tom Latham on Gun Control
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Oct 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
David Loebsack on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Loebsack on other issues.
  • Ban semi-automatics; require licenses & background checks. (Nov 2006)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Chet Culver on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Vilsack on Gun Control
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
Tom Harkin on Gun Control
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
Greg Ganske on Gun Control
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
Jim Lightfoot on Gun Control
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daryl Northrop on Gun Control
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
  • Renew assault weapon ban; more background checks. (Oct 2004)
Art Small on Gun Control
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Art Small on other issues.
  • Ban semi-autos, keep fingerprints and more restrictions. (Aug 2004)
Roxanne Conlin on Gun Control
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
  • Rated D by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Aug 2010)
George Eichhorn on Gun Control
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
  • Preserve and protect our 2nd Amendment. (May 2008)
Greg Ganske on Gun Control
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
Jim Leach on Gun Control
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jim Nussle on Gun Control
Republican (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES 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)
Steven Rathje on Gun Control
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
  • The 2nd Amendment defends the other 26. (Mar 2008)
Christopher Reed on Gun Control
Republican challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
  • 2nd Amendment is an individual right. (Jun 2008)
  • The only gun-owner & hunter in this race. (May 2008)
  • Individual right to hunting guns and hand guns. (Apr 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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