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Seth Moulton on Gun Control

 

 


There's no need for weapons of war on our streets

Q: In an ideal world, would anyone own handguns?

A: "While I respect the Second Amendment, there's no need for weapons of war on our streets."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) , Jun 18, 2019

Ban bump stocks; bar terrorists from gun purchases

He has introduced bipartisan bills to ban bump stocks and to prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms.
Source: CNN Town Hall with 2020 presidential hopefuls , Apr 23, 2019

For background checks & assault weapons ban

He supports universal background checks for gun buyers. "Congress has the ability and authority to eliminate the civilian sale of weapons of war. We have before, and we should again," his website reads. He has tweeted support for the March For Our Lives movement.
Source: Axios.com "What you need to know about 2020" , Apr 22, 2019

It's time for universal background checks

American gun policy is firmly on the wrong track. Of the 109 firearm laws passed in state legislatures in the year following the Newtown shooting, 70 of the new laws eased restrictions on gun usage and availability.

The American gun violence epidemic requires congressional action. I will fight for stronger restrictions on gun ownership and licensing, closing the gun show loophole, bans on high capacity magazines, increasing the gun purchase waiting period, and restrictions on semi-automatic rifles.

Source: 2014 House campaign website, SethMoulton.com , Sep 1, 2014

Supports restricting right to bear arms (Christian Coalition).

Moulton supports the CC survey question on restricting guns

CC.org's self-description: "The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action." The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Further restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms'

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 14-CC-Q10 on Aug 15, 2014

Supports restricting guns, according to Faith2Action.

Moulton supports the F2A survey question on gun restrictions

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q10 on Jul 30, 2014

Supports restricting guns, according to PVS rating.

Moulton supports the PVS survey question on gun restrictions

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q10 on Sep 30, 2014

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