Comparing stances: presidential candidates on gun ownership and regulations

Comparing stances: presidential candidates on gun ownership and regulations

Welcome to the Thursday, Oct. 22, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Comparing stances: Noteworthy presidential candidates on gun ownership and regulations Help Desk preview: How and when are election results finalized? Explore Hawaii elections Explore Tennessee elections Comparing stances: Noteworthy presidential candidates on gun ownership and regulations In this week’s feature comparing the four noteworthy presidential candidates’ stances on key issues, we’re looking at what the candidates say about gun regulation. As a reminder, to be considered noteworthy in the general election, candidates must appear on enough ballots to win a majority of the Electoral College. In the past few weeks, we’ve also briefed our Brew readers on the candidates’ stances on climate change , criminal justice , abortion , China , and DACA and Dreamers . Joe Biden’s campaign website states , “As president, Biden will pursue constitutional, common-sense gun safety policies. Biden will: Hold gun manufacturers accountable. Ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Buy back the assault weapons and high-capacity magazines already in our communities. Reduce stockpiling of weapons. Require background checks for all gun sales. Create an effective program to ensure individuals who become prohibited from possessing firearms relinquish their weapons. Give states incentives to set up gun licensing programs.” Howie Hawkins’ campaign website lists some of the following gun regulation policies: “Ban and buy back military assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and bump stocks. Universal background checks for gun and ammunition buyers, including closing […]

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