Jared Golden on Gun Control



Voted against universal background checks

Golden, one of just two House Democrats to oppose the new majority's universal background checks bill, said background checks wouldn't have prevented the El Paso and Dayton shooters from obtaining guns. "The issue is much greater than background checks," Golden said. Golden and [Susan] Collins both oppose the House-passed bill because they deem the exemptions for gun transfers to family and friends too narrow.
Source: Politico.com on 2018 House ME-2 race , Aug 14, 2019

Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale.

Golden voted NAY 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".