Gretchen Whitmer on Gun Control
Universal background checks; ban assault-style weapons
Q: Support more restrictive gun control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?
Bill Schuette (R): No. Repeal existing state restrictions. Challenged restrictions on semi-automatic weapons. NRA 100% rating.
Gretchen Whitmer (D): Yes. Universal background checks on gun purchases and ban assault-style weapons. NRA 7% rating.
Source: CampusElect.org Issue Guide on 2018 Michigan Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
Strengthen gun laws: safety locks & background checks
Whitmer supports the following principles regarding guns.
Source: 2004 MI Congressional National Political Awareness Test
, Nov 1, 2004
- Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
- Support current licensing requirements for gun possession.
- Prohibit the hunting of mourning doves in Michigan.
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