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2020 Presidential Election

2020 Gun Reform: Weapon Registry

WHAT IT IS

TRUMP ELECTION

President Trump is unclear about federal firearm registry. 

 

What he's said

Bites Media is unable to find direct quotes from President Trump on his political stance on a federal firearm registry or licensing program.

 

Generally, President Trump has expressed opposition on worries new gun-related laws, believing it creates a "slippery slope" that could lead to a total handgun ban. [U.S. News and World Report]

 

 

What he's done

While in office, President Trump has not supported more signed into law a federal firearm registry created. [The Washington Post]

BIDEN ELECTION

Former Vice President Biden supports a firearm registry.

 

Biden appears to favor a strong state approach to registration or licensing with federal oversight.

 

 

What he's said

Biden calls for legislation "to give states and local governments grants to require individuals to obtain a license prior to purchasing a gun." [Joe Biden Campaign]

 

Biden promises to enforce existing provisions in the National Firearms Act "to regulate the possession of existing assault weapons." [Joe Biden Campaign]

 

Under his plan, owners of assault weapons or high-capacity magazines would either register them or sell them to the government as part of a buyback program.  [Joe Biden Campaign]

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2020 Topics:                        

GUN CONTROL        

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