Joe Kennedy III on Gun Control



Keep assault weapons ban; end gun-show loophole

Q: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?

A: Yes. The federal government should provide some basic protections on the use of firearms in America, including an assault weapons ban and ending the gun-show loophole. Beyond these basic protections, the states should be responsible for setting their own gun control standards. Enacting these measures would go a long way to keeping Americans safe.

Source: MA Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test , Oct 30, 2012

Supports restrictions on gun purchases.

Kennedy supports the PVS survey question on gun restrictions

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q10 on Aug 30, 2012

Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms.

Kennedy opposes the CC survey question on Second Amendment

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Further Restrictions on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms' The Christian Coalition notes, "You can help make sure that voters have the facts BEFORE they cast their votes. We have surveyed candidates in the most competitive congressional races on the issues that are important to conservatives."

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 16_CC10 on Nov 8, 2016

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Kennedy voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".