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Nikki Haley on Gun Control
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • Make concealed weapons permits easier. (Nov 2010)
  • Founding fathers gave us the absolute right to bear arms. (May 2010)

Senate:

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Lee Bright on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lee Bright on other issues.
  • Constitutional Carry Amendment: no permits needed. (Nov 2013)
Jim DeMint on Gun Control
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • 2nd Amendment view tells if you take Constitution seriously. (Jan 2012)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)
Lindsey Graham on Gun Control
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham 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 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)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)
Nancy Mace on Gun Control
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nancy Mace on other issues.
  • Debate over gun rights ended with the Second Amendment. (Jul 2013)
Tim Scott on Gun Control
Republican Senator-Appointee: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • Don't rush to judgment on gun control after school shootings. (Dec 2012)
  • Second Amendment is cornerstone of our democracy. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Dec 2011)
Jay Stamper on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for Jay Stamper on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


James Clyburn on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (SC-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for James Clyburn 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)
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on Gun Control
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Duncan on Gun Control
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Duncan on other issues.
  • Protect the right to keep and bear arms. (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)
Trey Gowdy on Gun Control
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Gowdy on other issues.
  • Sufficient federal gun laws in place already. (Nov 2010)
Mick Mulvaney on Gun Control
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mick Mulvaney on other issues.
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Oct 2011)
Tom Rice on Gun Control
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Rice on other issues.
  • Defend Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Tim Scott on Gun Control
Republican (Appointed Senator) (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • Don't rush to judgment on gun control after school shootings. (Dec 2012)
  • Second Amendment is cornerstone of our democracy. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Dec 2011)
Joe Wilson on Gun Control
Republican Representative (SC-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Joe Wilson 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)
  • 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. (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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Sanford on Gun Control
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Jim Hodges on Gun Control
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for Jim Hodges on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Beasley on Gun Control
2004 former Republican challenger; former Governor: Click here for David Beasley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fritz Hollings on Gun Control
Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Fritz Hollings on other issues.
  • 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 YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
Bob Inglis on Gun Control
Republican Representative (SC-4, retook seat in 2004): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Inglis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Alex Sanders on Gun Control
2002 Democratic Candidate (SC): Click here for Alex Sanders on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Inez Tenenbaum on Gun Control
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for Inez Tenenbaum on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Strom Thurmond on Gun Control
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Strom Thurmond 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)
Gresham Barrett on Gun Control
Republican Representative (SC-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Gresham Barrett 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)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
Henry Brown on Gun Control
Republican Representative (SC-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Henry Brown 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)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)
Michael Cone on Gun Control
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Michael Cone on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Conley on Gun Control
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Conley on other issues.
  • Opposes gun control. (Jul 2008)
Jim DeMint on Gun Control
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • 2nd Amendment view tells if you take Constitution seriously. (Jan 2012)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)
Alvin Greene on Gun Control
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alvin Greene on other issues.
  • Supports the Constitution on firearms. (Jul 2010)
  • Rated C by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Aug 2010)
Mark McBride on Gun Control
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for Mark McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mullins McLeod on Gun Control
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Mullins McLeod on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Sanford on Gun Control
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Floyd Spence on Gun Control
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Floyd Spence on other issues.
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
John Spratt on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (SC-5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Spratt 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)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
Lindsey Graham on Gun Control
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham 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 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)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow firearms in National Parks. (Feb 2008)
  • Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 2009)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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