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Richard Cordray on Gun Control
Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Cordray on other issues.
  • Universal background checks & bump stock ban. (Oct 2018)
  • Wants gun control laws at both state and local levels. (Mar 2018)
Marcia Fudge on Gun Control
HUD Secretary: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Marcia Fudge on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws. (Jul 2013)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
Jon Husted on Gun Control
Republican candidate for Ohio Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Husted on other issues.
  • Spearheaded comprehensive reform to concealed carry law. (Jul 2017)
  • Endorsed by gun group, supports "right to protect". (May 2017)
Dennis Kucinich on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (OH-10): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Kucinich on other issues.
  • We have babies dying in the streets; ban handguns. (Jul 2007)
  • Ban sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns. (Nov 2006)
  • Require background checks, licensing, and fingerprinting. (Jan 2004)
  • 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)
Connie Pillich on Gun Control
Democratic candidate for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Connie Pillich on other issues.
  • Rated 36% by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Nov 2012)
Jim Renacci on Gun Control
Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Renacci on other issues.
  • No ban on assault weapons nor high capacity magazines. (Oct 2018)
  • Staunch supporter of Second Amendment Rights. (Nov 2010)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Tim Ryan on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (OH-17); Presidential Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Supports universal background checks. (Aug 2019)
  • Voluntary buyback for assault weapons, plus a ban. (Jul 2019)
  • We need mental health counseling to prevent mass shootings. (Jun 2019)
  • Went from NRA A-rating to pro-gun control. (Apr 2019)
  • Soured on NRA after Sandy Hook. (Mar 2019)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Joe Schiavoni on Gun Control
Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Schiavoni on other issues.
  • Rated C by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Nov 2010)
Betty Sutton on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betty Sutton on other issues.
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)
Mary Taylor on Gun Control
Republican candidate for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mary Taylor on other issues.
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Nov 2010)
Nan Whaley on Gun Control
Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nan Whaley on other issues.
  • Heal after Dayton shooting; but #DoSomething on gun control. (Aug 2019)

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Sherrod Brown on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • Ban on assault weapons & high capacity magazines. (Oct 2018)
  • 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 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)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Mike Gibbons on Gun Control
Republican candidate for Ohio U.S. Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Gibbons on other issues.
  • Absolute right to gun ownership. (Apr 2018)
  • God-given right to keep and bear arms. (Oct 2017)
Jim Renacci on Gun Control
Republican Challenger for OH Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Renacci on other issues.
  • No ban on assault weapons nor high capacity magazines. (Oct 2018)
  • Staunch supporter of Second Amendment Rights. (Nov 2010)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
P.G. Sittenfeld on Gun Control
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for P.G. Sittenfeld on other issues.
  • We need Senators who'll stand up to extreme gun lobby. (Oct 2015)
  • We have more mass murders because we have more guns. (Aug 2015)
Ted Strickland on Gun Control
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • Supports background checks; close terror watchlist loophole. (Sep 2016)
  • 2010: Pro-gun & NRA endorsed; 2016: end gun epidemic. (Jun 2016)
  • OpEd: Worked for anti-gun group, but never renounced NRA. (Oct 2015)
  • Against ban on semi-automatic rifles; for concealed carry. (Sep 2006)
  • Repeal restrictions on law-abiding citizens owning firearms. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES 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 A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)

House:


Troy Balderson on Gun Control
Republican (District 12): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Troy Balderson on other issues.
  • Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment; high ratings from NRA. (Oct 2018)
  • Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Joyce Beatty on Gun Control
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joyce Beatty on other issues.
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
John Boccieri on Gun Control
Democratic challenger (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Boccieri on other issues.
  • Strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2008)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
John Boehner on Gun Control
Republican Representative (OH-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Boehner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Sherrod Brown on Gun Control
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • Ban on assault weapons & high capacity magazines. (Oct 2018)
  • 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 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)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Steve Chabot on Gun Control
Republican Representative (OH-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Steve Chabot on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES 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 A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Oct 2011)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Jan 2017)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Warren Davidson on Gun Control
Republican (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Warren Davidson on other issues.
  • 2nd Amendment ensures every citizen the right to bear arms. (Jun 2016)
  • Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws. (Nov 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Marcia Fudge on Gun Control
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Marcia Fudge on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Repeal "stand-your-ground" laws. (Jul 2013)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
Bob Gibbs on Gun Control
Republican (District 7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Gibbs on other issues.
  • Protect our right to keep and bear arms. (Nov 2010)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Feb 2012)
  • Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands. (Sep 2011)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Jan 2017)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Anthony Gonzalez on Gun Control
Republican (District 16): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Gonzalez on other issues.
  • Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Bill Johnson on Gun Control
Republican (District 6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Johnson on other issues.
  • Protect concealed carry laws and expand states' reciprocity. (Nov 2010)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jun 2011)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Jim Jordan on Gun Control
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jordan on other issues.
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Dave Joyce on Gun Control
Republican (District 14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dave Joyce on other issues.
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Marcy Kaptur on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (OH-9): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Marcy Kaptur on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
Bob Latta on Gun Control
Republican: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bob Latta on other issues.
  • Legislator of the Year by League of Ohio Sportsmen. (Mar 2008)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (May 2011)
  • Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands. (Sep 2011)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Jan 2017)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Rob Portman on Gun Control
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Avid outdoorsman and lifelong hunter. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Mar 2012)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
  • Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry. (Apr 2018)
Jim Renacci on Gun Control
Republican (District 16): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Renacci on other issues.
  • No ban on assault weapons nor high capacity magazines. (Oct 2018)
  • Staunch supporter of Second Amendment Rights. (Nov 2010)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Tim Ryan on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (OH-17); Presidential Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Supports universal background checks. (Aug 2019)
  • Voluntary buyback for assault weapons, plus a ban. (Jul 2019)
  • We need mental health counseling to prevent mass shootings. (Jun 2019)
  • Went from NRA A-rating to pro-gun control. (Apr 2019)
  • Soured on NRA after Sandy Hook. (Mar 2019)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Steve Stivers on Gun Control
Republican (District 15): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stivers on other issues.
  • Strong defender of our Second Amendment. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Oct 2011)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Pat Tiberi on Gun Control
Republican Representative (OH-12): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Pat Tiberi on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Mar 2011)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Feb 2015)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Mike Turner on Gun Control
Republican Representative (OH-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mike Turner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated B by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Brad Wenstrup on Gun Control
Republican (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Brad Wenstrup on other issues.
  • Don't let Congress encroach upon our gun rights. (Nov 2012)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike DeWine on Gun Control
Republican candidate for Governor: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mike DeWine on other issues.
  • Supports stand-your-ground; opposes bump stock ban. (Oct 2018)
  • 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)
John Kasich on Gun Control
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • 1999: Cool off after school shootings; 2018: time for action. (Nov 2018)
  • Learn from mass shooting tragedies and take action. (Sep 2018)
  • Significant changes, while we protect the Second Amendment. (Mar 2018)
  • We need bipartisan gun reform to deal with mass shootings. (Feb 2018)
  • Background checks and increased attention to mental illness. (Feb 2018)
  • Supports state reciprocity and concealed carry. (Dec 2017)
  • Registering mentally ill is first priority in gun control. (Nov 2015)
  • 2nd Amendment advocate: NRA rating changed from "F" to "A". (Aug 2015)
  • Keep existing restrictions, but tighten up on terrorist guns. (Nov 1996)
  • Cool off before making new gun laws after Littleton. (May 1999)
  • More parenting better than more gun laws. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Ted Strickland on Gun Control
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • Supports background checks; close terror watchlist loophole. (Sep 2016)
  • 2010: Pro-gun & NRA endorsed; 2016: end gun epidemic. (Jun 2016)
  • OpEd: Worked for anti-gun group, but never renounced NRA. (Oct 2015)
  • Against ban on semi-automatic rifles; for concealed carry. (Sep 2006)
  • Repeal restrictions on law-abiding citizens owning firearms. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES 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 A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Bob Taft on Gun Control
Republican OH Governor: Click here for Bob Taft on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Cremeans on Gun Control
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for Frank Cremeans on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike DeWine on Gun Control
Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mike DeWine on other issues.
  • Supports stand-your-ground; opposes bump stock ban. (Oct 2018)
  • 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)
Eric Fingerhut on Gun Control
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously US Rep: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Fingerhut on other issues.
  • Supports safety locks, background checks, semi-auto ban. (Nov 2002)
Paul Gillmor on Gun Control
Republican (Deceased 2007) (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Paul Gillmor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
John Glenn on Gun Control
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Glenn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
Tony Hall on Gun Control
Democrat (until 2002) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tony Hall on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Martin Hoke on Gun Control
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for Martin Hoke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Austria on Gun Control
Republican (Retiring 2012) (District 7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steve Austria on other issues.
  • Fight for our Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2008)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (May 2011)
  • Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands. (Sep 2011)
Jennifer Brunner on Gun Control
2010 Dem. Senate Challenger; currently Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jennifer Brunner on other issues.
  • Second Amendment rights except for criminals and juveniles. (Dec 2009)
Kevin Coughlin on Gun Control
Former Republican Senate Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Coughlin on other issues.
  • Protect our Second Amendment rights. (Jul 2011)
Eric Deaton on Gun Control
2010 Constitution Party challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Deaton on other issues.
  • Absolute right to gun ownership. (Mar 2010)
  • Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access. (Sep 2010)
Steven Driehaus on Gun Control
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Driehaus on other issues.
  • More enforcement; more safety locks; more background checks. (Nov 2008)
Lee Fisher on Gun Control
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lee Fisher on other issues.
  • 1994: I never met a gun control bill I didn't like. (Sep 2006)
  • Waiting periods; child safety locks; other restrictions ok. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Aug 2010)
Paul Hackett on Gun Control
Democratic challenger: Click here for Paul Hackett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Hobson on Gun Control
Republican Representative (OH-7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dave Hobson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
Stephanie Tubbs Jones on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (OH-11): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Tubbs Jones 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)
John Kasich on Gun Control
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • 1999: Cool off after school shootings; 2018: time for action. (Nov 2018)
  • Learn from mass shooting tragedies and take action. (Sep 2018)
  • Significant changes, while we protect the Second Amendment. (Mar 2018)
  • We need bipartisan gun reform to deal with mass shootings. (Feb 2018)
  • Background checks and increased attention to mental illness. (Feb 2018)
  • Supports state reciprocity and concealed carry. (Dec 2017)
  • Registering mentally ill is first priority in gun control. (Nov 2015)
  • 2nd Amendment advocate: NRA rating changed from "F" to "A". (Aug 2015)
  • Keep existing restrictions, but tighten up on terrorist guns. (Nov 1996)
  • Cool off before making new gun laws after Littleton. (May 1999)
  • More parenting better than more gun laws. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Mary Jo Kilroy on Gun Control
Democrat (until 2010) (District 15): Click here for Mary Jo Kilroy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dennis Kucinich on Gun Control
Democratic Representative (OH-10): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Kucinich on other issues.
  • We have babies dying in the streets; ban handguns. (Jul 2007)
  • Ban sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns. (Nov 2006)
  • Require background checks, licensing, and fingerprinting. (Jan 2004)
  • 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)
Josh Mandel on Gun Control
Former Republican Nominee (withdrew 2018): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Josh Mandel on other issues.
  • Defend the Second Amendment. (Jun 2012)
  • Homeowner self-defense may include use of force. (May 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Michael Oxley on Gun Control
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Michael Oxley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
Michael Pryce on Gun Control
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Pryce on other issues.
  • 2nd amendment protects an individual right. (Jul 2011)
Ralph Regula on Gun Control
Republican Representative (OH-16): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Regula on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A- by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Tom Sawyer on Gun Control
Democrat (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Sawyer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Jean Schmidt on Gun Control
Republican Representative (OH-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jean Schmidt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jun 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Zack Space on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Zack Space on other issues.
  • Second Amendment is a cornerstone of the Bill of Rights. (Nov 2006)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
  • Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights. (Mar 2009)
Louis Stokes on Gun Control
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 21): Click here for Louis Stokes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Traficant on Gun Control
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Traficant on other issues.
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
George Voinovich on Gun Control
Republican Sr Senator (OH): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for George Voinovich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Charlie Wilson on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Wilson on other issues.
  • Require child-safety locks. (Nov 1998)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Steven LaTourette on Gun Control
Republican Representative (OH-14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steven LaTourette on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Oct 2011)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Bob Ney on Gun Control
Republican Representative (OH-18): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Ney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
Rob Portman on Gun Control
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Avid outdoorsman and lifelong hunter. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Mar 2012)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
  • Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry. (Apr 2018)
Deborah Pryce on Gun Control
Republican Representative (OH-15): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Deborah Pryce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated C by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Ted Strickland on Gun Control
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • Supports background checks; close terror watchlist loophole. (Sep 2016)
  • 2010: Pro-gun & NRA endorsed; 2016: end gun epidemic. (Jun 2016)
  • OpEd: Worked for anti-gun group, but never renounced NRA. (Oct 2015)
  • Against ban on semi-automatic rifles; for concealed carry. (Sep 2006)
  • Repeal restrictions on law-abiding citizens owning firearms. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES 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 A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Betty Sutton on Gun Control
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betty Sutton on other issues.
  • Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales. (May 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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