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Gun Control

Michael Bennet (D)

• Supports banning military-style assault weapons
• Supports universal background checks
• Ban high-capacity ammunition magazines
• Restrict gun show sales

Joe Biden (D)

• Supports universal background checks
• Close the loophole that allows individuals to buys guns online or at gun shows without a background check
• Supports banning military-style assault weapons
• Supports a voluntary federal buyback program for military-style assault weapons
• Ban high capacity ammunition magazines
• Proposes fingerprint lock on firearms

Cory Booker (D)

• Supports a federal gun licensing program that would give 5-year gun licenses to those that submit fingerprints, compete a background check, and demonstrate completion of a certified gun safety course
• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Ban high-capacity ammunition magazines
• Supports a mandatory federal buyback program for military-style assault weapons
• Increase oversight for gun manufacturing to ensure gun safety
• Require semi-automatic handgun microstamping, which can trace a specific gun to a crime
• Close the "gun show loophole"
• Limit gun buyers to one handgun per month
• Close the "boyfriend loophole"
• Close the "Charleston loophole"

Pete Buttigieg (D)

• Supports universal background checks
• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Supports a voluntary federal buyback program for military-style assault weapons
• Establish a nationwide gun licensing system which would require all gun buyers to be licensed
• Supports red flag laws
• Invest in evidence-based urban gun violence intervention programs proven to work

Julián Castro (D)

• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Supports universal background checks
• Supports a voluntary federal buyback program for military-style assault weapons
• Limit access to high-capacity ammunition magazines
• Close the "gun show loophole"

John Delaney (D)

• Supports universal background checks
• Close the loophole for private sellers
• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Ban high-capacity magazines
• Supports red flag laws
• Supports universal background checks

Tulsi Gabbard (D)

• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Ban high-capacity ammunition magazines
• Close the "gun show loophole"
• Supports universal background checks

Amy Klobuchar (D)

• Supports universal background checks
• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Supports a voluntary federal buyback program for military-style assault weapons
• Ban high capacity ammunition magazines
• Reform gun laws while respecting the 2nd Amendment
• Supports red flag laws
• Close the "gun show" and "boyfriend loophole"
• Prevent people with severe mental illness from acquiring guns
• Against arming teachers with guns

Deval Patrick (D)

• Supports universal background checks
• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Close the "gun show" loophole

Bernie Sanders (D)

• Supports universal background checks
• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Supports a federal buyback program for military-style assault weapons
• He has not specified whether the buybacks would be voluntary or mandatory
• Ban high-capacity ammunition magazines
• Close the "gun show loophole"

Tom Steyer (D)

• Supports universal background checks
• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Restrict high-capacity magazines

Donald Trump (R)

• Opposes gun control
• Believes we should respect the 2nd Amendment and choose Supreme Court Justices who will uphold it
• Supports arming school employees
• Opposes gun free zones in schools

Joe Walsh (R)

• Strongly supports the Second Amendment
• Supports arming school employees to prevent school shootings
• End gun-free zones in schools and military bases

Elizabeth Warren (D)

• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Ban high-capacity magazines
• Supports universal background checks
• Restore funding to studying gun violence and its public health consequences
• Calls for gun manufacturers to do more to reduce gun violence
• Investigate the NRA
• Revoke licenses for gun dealers who break the law
• Raise minimum age for purchasing a gun to 21
• Raise taxes on gun manufacturers to 30% for guns and 50% for ammunition

Bill Weld (R)

• Limit the number of guns an individual can buy
• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Institute waiting periods for firearms purchases
• Ban handgun sales to individuals under 21

Marianne Williamson (D)

• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Require universal background checks, including at gun shows
• Ban high-capacity magazines
• Supports child safety locks on all guns
• Reinstate previous restrictions on the ability of the mentally ill to purchase a gun
• Believes gun licensing should involve more complete coursework, training, and requirements

Andrew Yang (D)

• Create tiered gun licensing system with universal background checks:
• To buy a hunting rifle or handgun, you must pass a safety course
• To buy a semi-automatic rifle, you must be 21 and pass an advanced gun safety course
• To buy advanced weaponry, fingerprint submission to the FBI and yearly training is required
• Implement and fund a voluntary weapons buyback program
• Supports red flag laws
• Close the "gun show loophole"
• Incentivize gun manufacturers to develop new gun safety technology
• Prohibit the sale of any after-market alteration, such as suppressors