2020 Elections

Democratic Candidate’s Positions on Gun Control (Gabbard, Gillibrand, Harris, Hickenlooper)

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Tulsi Gabbard: Gabbard is currently serving in the US House of Representatives. She has served the state of Hawaii since 2013.

  • While in Congress Gabbard has co-sponsored bills that would require universal background checks for all guns, closing the “gun-show loophole.”
  • She has called for a ban on military style assault weapons
  • She wants to make sure terrorists cannot buy guns

Kristian Gillibrand: Gillibrand is a former member of the House of Representatives from New York (2007-2009) until she was appointed to Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat in 2009, she was subsequently elected to full terms in 2012 and 2018.

  • While serving in the House of Representatives Gillibrand was a gun supporter and had an “A” rating with the NRA. Since joining the Senate she has become a gun control activist.
  • Gillibrand wants to ban assault weapons and close the gun show loophole
  • Wants universal background checks
  • Says she is embarrassed by her former “A”rating with the NRA and now has an “F” rating.
  • Blames inaction on mass shootings on the greed of gun manufacturers and the NRA
  • Voted yes to ban high capacity magazines over ten bullets

Kamala Harris: Harris is one of the two Senators from California. She is also a former District Attorney for San Fransisco.

  • Harris has threatened executive orders to get gun bills passed.
  • She has stated there is no reason to have assault weapons in a civil society
  • No gun ownership for dangerous convicts or the mentally ill
  • Rated 7% by the NRA which says that she is for gun control

John Hickenlooper: Hickenlooper is the former Governor of Colorado who served from 2011-2019.

  • Hickenlooper wants to address suicide prevention within his gun control message.
  • Believes in universal background checks
  • Wants to ban high capacity magazines.
  • Does not want to ban assault weapons
  • Wants to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill

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