Hillary Clinton on The Second Amendment

Last Updated : Apr 28, 2010

Voting Record

Amendment - US aid and gun registration

In September 2007, the US Senate voted on an amendment submitted by Senator Vitter of Louisiana. The amendment sought to prohibit the use of funds by international organizations, agencies, and entities that require the registration of, or taxes guns owned by citizens of the United States. The amendment got the support of almost all Republicans and about 2/3 of the Democrats to pass in a 81-10 vote. Hillary Clinton cast a "No Vote"

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

In 2005, the US Senate voted on S 397 - The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The act sought to protect gun manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers from being sued for crimes or accidents involving the weapons they sold or manufactured. The legislation came to a vote in July of 2005 and passed the Senate with a vote of 65-31. Hillary Clinton voted against the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Hillary Clinton voted against the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

The Senate attempted to pass Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in 2004. The bill got very little support, failing in an 8-90 vote. Hillary Clinton voted against the the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Hillary Clinton voted against the the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Amendment - Cops carrying firearms

As an amendment to the Lawful Commerce Act, in March of 2004 the Senate voted on an amendment to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns. The amendment was agreed to 91-8. Hillary Clinton voted in favor of the amendment to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns.

Hillary Clinton voted in favor of the amendment to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns.

Amendment - Background Checks

In an amendment to the lawful commerce act, the Senate voted to require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at events that provide a venue for the sale, offer for sale, transfer, or exchange of firearms, and for other purposes. The amendment was agreed to 53-46 with most Democrats supporting the amemdment and most Republicans oppossed to it. Hillary Clinton voted in favor of the amendment to require background checks at all events.

Hillary Clinton voted in favor of the amendment to require background checks at all events.

Amendment - Assoult Weapons Ban

In an amendment to the lawful commerce act, the Senate voted on a 10 year extension to the assault weapons ban. The amendment was agreed to in a 52-47 vote. Hillary Clinton voted in favor of the 10 year extension of the assault weapons ban.

Hillary Clinton voted in favor of the 10 year extension of the assault weapons ban.

Amendment - Child Safety Devices

An amendment to the lawful commerce act was the to require the provision of a child safety device in connection with the transfer of a handgun and to provide safety standards for child safety devices. The amendment passed 70-27. Hillary Clinton voted in favor of the amendment to require child safety devices.

Hillary Clinton voted in favor of the amendment to require child safety devices.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-S 1331; Long-Range Sniper Rifle Safety Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

A bill to regulate .50 BMG caliber sniper rifles.

Session-109; Bill Number-S 620; Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2005 - Cosponsor

A bill to reinstate the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act.

Session-110; Bill Number-S 1331; Long-Range Sniper Rifle Safety Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

Amends the federal criminal code and the firearms registration provisions of the Internal Revenue Code to classify the .50 BMG caliber sniper rifle as a destructive device. Modifies the definition of "rifle" to include a weapon intended to be fired from a bipod or other support.Directs the Attorney General to implement regulations for notice and registration of .50 BMG caliber sniper rifles as destructive devices and require the registration of unregistered rifles within seven years after the enactment of this Act.

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