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Matt Brown on Gun Control
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donald Carcieri on Gun Control
Republican RI Governor: Click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allan Fung on Gun Control
Republican candidate for governor of Rhode Island: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Allan Fung on other issues.
  • State funding for armed police at all schools. (Sep 2018)
  • Against assault rifle ban. (Feb 2018)
Dan McKee on Gun Control
Democratic candidate for governor: Click here for Dan McKee on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patricia Morgan on Gun Control
Republican candidate for Rhode Island Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Patricia Morgan on other issues.
  • Upgrade security measures in schools instead of banning guns. (Aug 2018)
  • Rated 93% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Oct 2017)
Gina Raimondo on Gun Control
Secretay of Commerce: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Gina Raimondo on other issues.
  • Pushed for a permanent ban on 3D-printed guns. (Jan 2021)
  • Close loopholes; ban assault weapons. (Jan 2020)
  • Ban all firearms from public school buildings and grounds. (Aug 2018)
  • Enact common-sense gun control measures. (Nov 2014)
  • States for Gun Safety: fill void left by no Federal policy. (Feb 2018)

Senate:

RI 2020: 2020 RI Senate race


Bob Flanders on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Flanders on other issues.
  • Security measures & dedicated first responder at schools. (Nov 2018)
  • Ban devices that turn guns into massive killing machines. (Nov 2017)
  • Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Nov 2018)
  • Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Bobby Nardolillo on Gun Control
Republican candidate for Rhode Island U.S. Senator: Click here for Bobby Nardolillo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Reed on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • 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 NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Allen Waters on Gun Control
Republican candidate for Rhode Island U. S. Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Allen Waters on other issues.
  • Strong supporter of the Second Amendment. (Dec 2019)
  • Opposes strengthening gun laws. (Jul 2017)
  • I keep my gun license in my pocket. (Jun 2017)
  • Limit gun rights, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Gun Control
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Common-sense solutions to fight gun crime. (Jul 2006)
  • Fight to keep guns off our streets. (Jul 2006)
  • Strengthened penalties for armed criminals. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Mark Zaccaria on Gun Control
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • Opposes more gun restrictions. (Sep 2014)
  • Second Amendment guarantees individual right to own guns. (Nov 2010)

House:


David Cicilline on Gun Control
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Sponsored banning firearm sales after delicensing closure. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales. (Jan 2013)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
James Langevin on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
  • Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales. (Jan 2013)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lincoln Chafee on Gun Control
Libertarian presidential challenger; Independent RI Governor; Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Distrust of government is reason for 2d Amendment advocacy. (Jan 2020)
  • Distrust of government is reason for 2nd Amendment. (Jan 2020)
  • My "F" rating from NRA means I vote for common sense. (Oct 2015)
  • Common-ground, commonsense safety legislation. (Oct 2015)
  • 2014: B+ rating from Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. (Jun 2015)
  • 2013: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. (Jun 2015)
  • Common sense adherence to the Second Amendment. (Jun 2015)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
Chris Young on Gun Control
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Absolute right to gun ownership. (Aug 2008)
Lincoln Almond on Gun Control
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Myrth York on Gun Control
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Gun Control
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • 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 NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
Lincoln Chafee on Gun Control
Libertarian presidential challenger; Independent RI Governor; Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Distrust of government is reason for 2d Amendment advocacy. (Jan 2020)
  • Distrust of government is reason for 2nd Amendment. (Jan 2020)
  • My "F" rating from NRA means I vote for common sense. (Oct 2015)
  • Common-ground, commonsense safety legislation. (Oct 2015)
  • 2014: B+ rating from Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. (Jun 2015)
  • 2013: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. (Jun 2015)
  • Common sense adherence to the Second Amendment. (Jun 2015)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
Claiborne Pell on Gun Control
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Matt Brown on Gun Control
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy 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)
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
Stephen Laffey on Gun Control
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carl Sheeler on Gun Control
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Prior felonies should restrict gun ownership. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports safety locks, licensing, background checks, & more. (Nov 2004)
Bob Tingle on Gun Control
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • Absolute right to gun ownership. (Aug 2008)
  • Fiercely supportive of the Second Amendment. (Jul 2008)
Robert Weygand on Gun Control
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Barry Hinckley on Gun Control
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • Preserve our Second Amendment rights. (Jul 2011)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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