The Presidential Candidates On Gun Control

A look at some of the presidential candidates' positions on gun control:

-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY: Voted for ban on assault-type weapons and to require background checks at gun shows. Calls for renewing the ban, which expired in 2004. Favored leaving gun-makers and dealers open to civil suits. In 2000, supported proposals for a federal requirement for state-issued photo gun licenses, as well as a national registry for handgun sales.

-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.: Voted to leave gun-makers and dealers open to suit. Also, as Illinois state lawmaker, supported ban on semiautomatic weapons and tighter state restrictions generally on firearms.

-Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.: Voted against ban on assault-type weapons but in favor of requiring background checks at gun shows. Voted to shield gun-makers and dealers from civil suits. "I believe the Second Amendment ought to be preserved - which means no gun control."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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