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Pat McCrory on Gun Control
Republican Governor: Click here for Pat McCrory on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NC 2014: 2014 NC Senate debate


Richard Burr on Gun Control
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Assault weapons ban is against the Second Amendment. (Sep 2004)
  • 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 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)
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 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)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
  • Sponsored bill limiting guns by danger, not incompetence. (Mar 2009)
Kay Hagan on Gun Control
Democratic Jr Senator; previously member of State Senate: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kay Hagan on other issues.
  • I am a strong supporter of Second Amendment right. (Jul 2008)
  • 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)
Thom Tillis on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thom Tillis on other issues.
  • Concealed carry permits for state parking lots. (May 2013)

House:


G.K. Butterfield on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NC-1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for G.K. Butterfield on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
John Howard Coble on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NC-6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Howard Coble 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)
  • 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)
Renee Ellmers on Gun Control
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Renee Ellmers on other issues.
  • Right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Oct 2011)
Virginia Foxx on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NC-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Virginia Foxx on other issues.
  • Co-sponsored concealed weapon laws. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • 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. (May 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
George Holding on Gun Control
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Holding on other issues.
  • Supports right to keep and bear arms. (Nov 2012)
Richard Hudson on Gun Control
Republican (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hudson on other issues.
  • Second Amendment is America's First Freedom. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Walter Beaman Jones on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NC-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Walter Beaman Jones 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)
  • Support the Second Amendment . (Dec 2000)
  • 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)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)
Larry Kissell on Gun Control
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Larry Kissell on other issues.
  • 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. (Mar 2011)
Patrick McHenry on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NC-10): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Patrick McHenry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • 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. (Oct 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
Mike McIntyre on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NC-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mike McIntyre 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)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 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)
Mark Meadows on Gun Control
Republican (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Meadows on other issues.
  • No national gun registry. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Robert Pittenger on Gun Control
Republican (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Pittenger on other issues.
  • Defend Second Amendment Rights. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
David Eugene Price on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NC-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for David Eugene Price 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)
  • 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)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure. (Feb 2013)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales. (Feb 2013)
Mel Watt on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NC-12): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mel Watt 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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Dole on Gun Control
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Ban AK-47s; add safety locks; instant background checks. (Jun 1999)
  • Ban AK-47s. (May 1999)
  • Limited right to bear arms. (May 1999)
  • 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)
  • 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 Easley on Gun Control
Democratic NC Governor: Click here for Mike Easley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bev Perdue on Gun Control
North Carolina Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bev Perdue on other issues.
  • Allow concealed carry. (Nov 1996)
Brad Miller on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NC-13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Miller 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)
Sue Myrick on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NC-9): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Sue Myrick 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)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Heath Shuler on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Heath Shuler on other issues.
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill to teach kids the GunSafe lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
James Hunt on Gun Control
Former Democrat Governor (1993-2000): Click here for James Hunt on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Ballance on Gun Control
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Ballance on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
Erskine Bowles on Gun Control
2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Erskine Bowles on other issues.
  • Reinstitute the assault weapons ban. (Sep 2004)
Eva Clayton on Gun Control
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Eva Clayton 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)
John Edwards on Gun Control
Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Edwards on other issues.
  • Against gun licensing but support the assault weapons ban. (Jan 2008)
  • In rural America, hunting and gun ownership is a way of life. (Sep 2007)
  • Donít need AK-47 to hunt; renew assault weapons ban. (Jul 2007)
  • Right to bear arms protected by Second Amendment, with rules. (Mar 2004)
  • Hunting is fine, but criminals & kids should have limits. (Jan 2004)
  • Leading Dems distance themselves from divisive gun debate. (Oct 2003)
  • Guns are about independence-donít mess with that. (Oct 2003)
  • 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)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
Lauch Faircloth on Gun Control
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lauch Faircloth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
David Funderburk on Gun Control
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for David Funderburk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Heineman on Gun Control
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for Fred Heineman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Helms on Gun Control
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Helms on other issues.
  • 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)
Cass Ballenger on Gun Control
Republican (District 10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Cass Ballenger on other issues.
  • 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)
Richard Burr on Gun Control
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Assault weapons ban is against the Second Amendment. (Sep 2004)
  • 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 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)
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 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)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
  • Sponsored bill limiting guns by danger, not incompetence. (Mar 2009)
Cal Cunningham on Gun Control
2010 Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for Cal Cunningham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Dole on Gun Control
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Ban AK-47s; add safety locks; instant background checks. (Jun 1999)
  • Ban AK-47s. (May 1999)
  • Limited right to bear arms. (May 1999)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Bob Etheridge on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (NC-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Etheridge on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated D by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
Robin Hayes on Gun Control
Republican Representative (NC-8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Robin Hayes 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)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Bill Hefner on Gun Control
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Bill Hefner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elaine Marshall on Gun Control
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elaine Marshall on other issues.
  • Rated ? by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Aug 2010)
Jim Neal on Gun Control
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Neal on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Taylor on Gun Control
Republican (District 11): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Charles Taylor 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)
  • No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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