Democratic Candidate’s Positions on Gun Control (Bennet, Biden, de Blasio, and Booker)

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Michael Bennet: Bennet is a currently serving Senator from Colorado so we have his voting record we can look at for starters.

  • He voted yes on banning high capacity magazines (over 10 bullets)
  • Voted yes on allowing weapons in checked baggage on Amtrak trains
  • Voted yes to close the gun show loophole.
  • Opuses the restriction to the right to bare arms.
  • Rated as C+ by the NRA

Joe Biden: Biden was Vice President during the Obama administration and a former Senator. So we have both public statements and a voting record we can look at.

  • Biden has publicly stated he supports gun control and felt that it is our “moral obligation” to diminish gun violence.
  • He has stated that we should keep the assault weapons ban and close the gun show loophole.
  • Voted no on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers
  • Voted no on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence
  • Voted yes on background checks at gun shows
  • Voted no on more penalties for gun & drug violations.
  • Voted no on loosening license & background checks at gun shows.
  • Voted no on loosening license & background checks at gun shows.
  • Rated F by the NRA

Bill de Blasio: As mayor of New York City de Blasio doesn’t have a large voting record to look at.

  • De Blasio has been a strong advocate for gun control on the state level.
  • He has pushed for industry wide standards on gun control including micro-stamping
  • De Blasio launched “Wall Street for Change” leading an effort to divest public pensions from dangerous weapons manufacturing.

Cory Booker: Booker is a former Mayor of Newark, New Jersey and currently serving Senator from New Jersey, so we both have a voting record for Booker and his statements made while he was Mayor.

  • Booker co-sponcered a bill that would prevent suspected terrorists from being able to buy weapons
  • Booker helped create a tip line in New Jersey that paid a person $1,000 dollars for tips that lead to illegal weapons
  • As mayor he stood for “common sense gun reform at day one.”
  • He wanted more background checks and gun trace data
  • Booker has stated that criminal gun runners shouldn’t have second amendment rights
  • Booker has also stated that it is insane to carry concealed loaded weapons across state lines
  • Booker was a part of Coalition “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”; Keep state laws.

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