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Joe Biden :FOR Gun Control: "We believe that weapons of war have no place on our streets.”
Gary Johnson:AGAINST Gun Control: "I don't believe there should be any restrictions when it comes to firearms. None.”
Bobby Jindal:AGAINST Gun Control: “In the face of an administration in Washington that wants to take away the rights of law-abiding gun owners, we are standing up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution of the United States.”
Jon Huntsman:AGAINST Gun Control: "I have always stood firmly for 2nd Amendment rights, and my record in Utah reflects it. With a name like 'Huntsman' it really goes without saying.”
Mike Huckabee:AGAINST Gun Control: “My position on the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution is as clear for me as the position held by most journalists toward the 1st Amendment... [I'm] a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment right of Americans to own firearms for self-protection and as a matter of principle.”
Newt Gingrich:AGAINST Gun Control: “The right to bear arms is a political right designed to safeguard freedom so that no government can take away from you the rights that God has given you."
Rahm Emanuel:FOR Gun Control: “[We must] enforce and strengthen laws against unsafe or illegal guns. Moreover, we need a renewed commitment to equal justice for all, and we must reject a false choice between justice and safety.”
Andrew Cuomo:FOR Gun Control: “We must keep our communities safe. Gun violence remains one our most serious problems. We must enact common sense gun safety laws, such as requiring the micro-stamping of guns.”
Hillary Clinton:FOR Gun Control: “I respect the Second Amendment. I respect the rights of lawful gun owners to own guns, to use their guns, but I also believe that most lawful gun owners whom I have spoken with for many years across our country also want to be sure that we keep those guns out of the wrong hands."
Jeb Bush:AGAINST Gun Control: He signed into law the Florida no-retreat bill, which says that a person need not retreat from an attack, may "stand his ground" and use deadly force if he reasonably believes he or another person is threatened by death or serious physical injury.
Ben Carson:FOR Gun Control: “It depends on where you live. If you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it.”
Michael Bloomberg:FOR Gun Control: “The fact is that most crimes are committed with illegal weapons--and that is where the new gun debate is, or at least should be, centered…These are national problems that require national leadership.”
Sarah Palin:AGAINSTGun Control: “Maybe our kids could be defended against criminals on the spot if more Mama Grizzlies carried [guns]."