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Tina Smith on Gun Control

 

 


Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority

Everytown for Gun Safety threw its support behind 11 Democratic Senate candidates including incumbent Democratic Sen. Tina Smith (MN).

"Everytown is going all-in to flip the Senate and elect leaders who will treat America's gun violence epidemic like the crisis it is," the Everytown President said. The group has targeted a number of key races in the House and Senate, emphasizing the need to protect what it calls a "gun sense majority," which is mostly comprised of Democratic candidates.

Source: The Hill e-zine on 2020 Minnesota Senate endorsements , Jun 9, 2020

Supports common-sense gun laws

Gun Control: Support more restrictive gun control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?

Smith: Yes. Supports "common-sense gun laws" to keep guns from criminals & dangerous individuals: bump stock, assault weapon & high-capacity magazine bans.

Housley: No, with exceptions. Supports "a reasonable ban on bump stocks." Otherwise, focuses on enforcing existing gun laws & addressing mental health.

Source: 2017-2018 Minnesota special election CampusElect.org Guide , Nov 1, 2018

Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record.

Smith scores 0% by NRA on pro-gun rights policies - NRA Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly three million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs.

The following ratings are based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionaire sent to all Congressional candidates; the NRA assigned a letter grade (with A+ being the highest and F being the lowest).

Source: NRA website 10-NRA on Aug 11, 2010

Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey.

Smith supports the CC survey question on Second Amendment

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Further Restrictions on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-10 on Jul 1, 2018

Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale.

Smith co-sponsored the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".