State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Gun Control


Michael Coachman: Uphold right solemnly confirmed by 2d Amendment

We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right, which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment.
Source: 2020 North Dakota gubernatorial campaign website Mar 25, 2020

Dustin Peyer: Education, not regulation and confiscation

I believe it is the right of Americans to protect themselves. The government should be involved in gun education, not confiscation. Hunters safety should be reinstated into schools. I believe all citizens should be trained in self defense, private property rights, gun use, cleaning, proper storage, capacity, and capability as a requirement to graduate high school. This would result in safer, stronger, responsible communities. Education not regulation is key.
Source: 2018 North Dakota Senatorial website PeyerForSenate.org Oct 1, 2017

Thomas Campbell: 2nd Amendment is the most important one

Tom knows the 2nd Amendment is the most important one we have. As an outdoorsman and hunter, Tom knows how important gun ownership is to people across the state. He will always protect North Dakotans' rights to own and shoot a gun.
Source: 2018 North Dakota Senatorial websiteTomForNorthDakota.com Oct 1, 2017

Eliot Glassheim: Opposes gun-control legislation except assault weapons ban

Q: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?

A: No. However, would favor reinstating former assault weapons ban.

Source: VoteSmart 2016 North Dakota Political Courage Test Aug 8, 2016

Robert Marquette: Strengthen gun rights

Robert Marquette has launched his campaign. Issues listed on Marquette's website include auditing the Federal Reserve, strengthening gun rights and opposing legislation that would negatively impact the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Source: Bismarck Tribune on 2016 North Dakota Senate race Feb 22, 2016

Doug Burgum: Obama has overreached on gun control

On guns, Burgum said the president has overreached. "Obama has to be the greatest president ever for the gun industry," he told me. "The more he tries to take away gun rights, the more gun sales go up. If we're trying to solve the problem for safety with children in schools, let's address that. If we have to solve the problem with mental health, let's do that.
Source: Grand Forks Herald on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial race Jan 24, 2016

Tracy Potter: Deadly force ok in self defense against an intruder

Source: North Dakota voting records (VoteSmart Synopsis) Feb 12, 2007

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2020 Presidential contenders on Gun Control:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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