State of Minnesota Archives: on Gun Control

Jim Newberger: Supports 2nd Amendment rights

Jim has a proven record of supporting our Second Amendment Rights.
Source: 2018 Minnesota Senatorial website Oct 1, 2017

Jason Lewis: Liquor prohibition failed & so will gun prohibition

You'd have thought our failed experiment banning liquor--Prohibition--would have [dissuaded] politicians banning adults from doing things bureaucrats disapprove of. Nope, the busybodies are busier than ever & now they've got their sights set on firearms. The Supreme Court has acknowledged an inherent and individual right to self-defense in the Constitution--and the government must respect that right. I will always stand up for our Constitutional rights of life and liberty--and the means to defend them.
Source: 2016 Minnesota House campaign website Nov 8, 2016

Rebecca Otto: Status quo on guns isn't working

After the San Bernardino mass shooting, Otto took to her Twitter account. "Enough already!' Otto posted. "America, you have been used by the gun industry. Time to push back and say no more of this #gunsanity." It was among the first of more than 100 tweets about guns Otto posted over the next several days. She repeated hat "what we are doing is not working," along with a call to lift a ban on gun studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: Twin Cities Pioneer Press on 2018 Minnesota Governor race Jan 23, 2016

Jim Abeler: Opposes more gun restrictions

Question topic: More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Abeler: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Minnesota Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Mike McFadden: Expand background checks; close gun show loophole

While describing himself as a strong believer in gun rights, McFadden also said he could vote for widening background checks for gun purchases.

"It does bother me that someone who couldn't pass a background check at Walmart could then go right down to a gun show and buy a gun," McFadden said. "So I would consider expanded background checks, specifically closing that gun show loophole."

Source: CBS Minnesota WCCO on 2014 Minnesota Senate race Jul 23, 2013

Mike McFadden: Open to looking at expanding background checks

Q: The Senate voted down expanding background checks on gun purchases. Would you support that?

A: I'm a strong believer in the Second Amendment, and the right to bear arms. It does concern me that someone that's not allowed to buy a gun at Wal-Mart because they didn't pass a background check is allowed to go and purchase one at a gun show. I would be open to looking at expanding background checks.

Source: Minneapolis Post on 2014 Minnesota Senate race Jul 15, 2013

Tom Emmer: Concealed carry ok; but require licenses & restrictions

Q: Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?

A: Yes.

Q: Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?

A: Yes.

Q: Should a license be required for gun possession?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support current levels of enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes.

Source: Minnesota Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

Mark Dayton: Against gun registration

All three candidates agreed on virtually all aspects of the issue. Gibson suggested the government put more money into enforcing existing laws. Grams chided Dayton for saying he was against gun registration, saying he (Dayton) had answered several surveys to the contrary.
Source: By Bob Collins, Minnesota Public Radio on-line Nov 6, 2000

Mark Dayton: For background checks & trigger locks

I support the Second Amendment and will continue my support as Senator. I support current law, including the ban on assault weapons and I support the federal law, including background checks on all purchasers of firearms. I do believe that trigger locks should be provided on new handguns, and I believe those who sell guns at gun shows should be subject to the same requirements as other firearm dealers.
Source: Minnesota Newspaper Association Election Questionnaire Jul 2, 2000

Mark Dayton: Zero tolerance for guns in schools

I strongly support the law which makes it a federal offense to possess and discharge a gun within 1,000 feet of a school. There should be zero tolerance for guns in schools!
Source: Minnesota Newspaper Association Election Questionnaire Jul 2, 2000

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