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Jay Nixon on Gun Control
Missouri Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jay Nixon on other issues.
  • Ban semi-automatic weapons; require child-safety locks. (Nov 1998)

Senate:

MO 2012: 2012 Missouri Senate Debates


Todd Akin on Gun Control
Republican Representative (MO-2); Senate Challenger 2012: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Todd Akin on other issues.
  • Second Amendment protects individual right to bear arms. (Jul 2011)
  • 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)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Roy Blunt on Gun Control
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (MO-7): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Roy Blunt on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • 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)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
John Brunner on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Brunner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Claire McCaskill on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Claire McCaskill 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 YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
Sarah Steelman on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sarah Steelman on other issues.
  • Oppose any efforts to restrict gun rights. (Jul 2011)

House:


Russ Carnahan on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (MO-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Russ Carnahan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
William Lacy Clay on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (MO-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for William Lacy Clay on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure. (Jan 2013)
Emmanuel Cleaver on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (MO-5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Emmanuel Cleaver on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Samuel Graves on Gun Control
Republican Representative (MO-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Samuel Graves 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)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Vicky Hartzler on Gun Control
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Vicky Hartzler on other issues.
  • Staunch supporter of our Second Amendment. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (May 2011)
Billy Long on Gun Control
Republican (District 7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Billy Long on other issues.
  • Government should not impede upon the Second Amendment. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
Blaine Luetkemeyer on Gun Control
Republican (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Blaine Luetkemeyer on other issues.
  • Staunch supporter of our Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2008)
  • 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. (Apr 2011)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Jason Smith on Gun Control
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jason Smith on other issues.
  • Right to bear arms is as fundamental. (Jun 2013)
Ann Wagner on Gun Control
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ann Wagner on other issues.
  • Supports striking down various gun bans. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Matt Blunt on Gun Control
Republican MO Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Blunt on other issues.
  • Repeal restrictions on purchase & possession of firearms. (Nov 1998)
Todd Akin on Gun Control
Republican Representative (MO-2); Senate Challenger 2012: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Todd Akin on other issues.
  • Second Amendment protects individual right to bear arms. (Jul 2011)
  • 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)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Jo Ann Emerson on Gun Control
Republican Representative (MO-8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jo Ann Emerson 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)
  • No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Bob Holden on Gun Control
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for Bob Holden on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Ashcroft on Gun Control
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Ashcroft on other issues.
  • Unequivocal individual gun rights, but restrictions ok. (Jul 2001)
  • Cut record-keeping to one day for background checks. (Jun 2001)
  • Tough penalties for gun crimes, but allow concealed carry. (Dec 2000)
  • 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)
Jean Carnahan on Gun Control
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jean Carnahan on other issues.
  • Advocated for gun control with sportsmenís rights. (Nov 2000)
Mel Carnahan on Gun Control
Governor & 2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (MO)-Deceased 2000: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mel Carnahan on other issues.
  • Opposes absolute right to gun ownership. (Sep 2000)
Bill Emerson on Gun Control
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Emerson on other issues.
  • Support tradition of hunting on wildlife refuges. (Aug 1994)
Nancy Farmer on Gun Control
2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nancy Farmer on other issues.
  • Supports assault weapon ban and other restrictions. (Jul 1996)
Dick Gephardt on Gun Control
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dick Gephardt on other issues.
  • Sensible gun safety legislation & right to possess firearms. (Nov 2003)
  • Leading Dems distance themselves from divisive gun debate. (Oct 2003)
  • No additional authority for federal gun agency. (Oct 2003)
  • NRA opposes gun rules that vast majority support. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mel Hancock on Gun Control
Republican Former (1994-) (District 7): Click here for Mel Hancock on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Karen McCarthy on Gun Control
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Karen McCarthy on other issues.
  • 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)
Roy Blunt on Gun Control
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (MO-7): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Roy Blunt on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • 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)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Kit Bond on Gun Control
Republican Sr Senator (MO): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Kit Bond on other issues.
  • 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)
Robin Carnahan on Gun Control
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robin Carnahan on other issues.
  • Against Prop B; hence opposed by NRA. (Oct 2004)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Aug 2010)
Bill Clay Sr. on Gun Control
Democrat (retired 2000) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Clay Sr. on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Pat Danner on Gun Control
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Danner on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Kenny Hulshof on Gun Control
Republican Representative (MO-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Hulshof 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 A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Mike Parker on Gun Control
Republican (retired 1998) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Parker on other issues.
  • Support tradition of hunting on wildlife refuges. (Aug 1994)
Ike Skelton on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (MO-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ike Skelton 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 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)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Jim Talent on Gun Control
Republican Senator; previously Representative (MO-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Talent on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • 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)
Jim Talent on Gun Control
Republican Senator; previously Representative (MO-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Talent on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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