How 2020 Democrats Responded to a Gun Policy Inquiry


No answer.



Has a formal plan? Yes

Universal background checks: Yes

Federal Red Flag Law: Yes

Promoting State Red Flag Laws: Yes

Prohibition of assault weapons: Yes

Buyback of assault weapons: Yes (voluntary, with compulsory registration for those who do not participate)

Magazine size limit: Yes, 10 rounds

License requirement: No (but supports incentives for state programs)

Increase the minimum age: Not clear

Waiting time: Not clear

Limit on firearms purchases: Yes (one gun per month)

Closing the boyfriend’s loophole: Yes

Close the Charleston Loophole: Yes

Prohibition of stocks of bumps: Yes

Safe storage requirements: Yes

Conditions of registration: Only for assault weapons

Federal anti-trafficking law: Yes

Civil liability of manufacturers and sellers: Yes

Would you like to sign a budget that includes the Dickey amendment? Did not respond


Mr. Biden’s campaign filled out the yes / no section of the survey, but did not respond to follow-up questions because, at the time, he had not yet released his gun plan. This plan is now available here. His campaign spokespersons, TJ Ducklo and Matt Hill, told The Times:

“Vice President Biden is deeply committed to making life-saving progress to end the senseless epidemic of gun violence that is pulling too many Americans away from their loved ones. He is the only presidential candidate to have beaten the NRA on the national stage – and he has done so twice. As president, he will beat the NRA again.

As a senator, Biden led efforts to pass Bill Brady, which established the gun background check system. And, along with Senator Feinstein, he was successful in securing the passage of 10-year bans on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. As vice president, Biden led a White House gun violence prevention task force that proposed bold gun safety legislation and took more than two dozen executive steps to strengthen the background check system, increase access to mental health services and shape the development of gun safety technology. . As President, Biden will take bold action to tackle the scourge of gun violence plaguing our schools, places of worship, malls and beyond – once again banning assault rifles and magazines from high capacity, implementing universal background checks, pushing for smart weapons technology, and more to make our communities safer.



Has a formal plan? Yes

Universal background checks: Yes

Federal Red Flag Law: Yes

Promoting the red flag laws of the states: Yes

Prohibition of assault weapons: Yes

Buyback of assault weapons: Yes (obligatory)

Magazine size limit: Yes (10 turns)

License requirement: Yes

Upper minimum age: Yes (21)

Waiting time: Yes (supports “evidence-based efforts currently in place in states, including California, which recently instituted a 10-day waiting period”)

Limit on firearms purchases: Yes (one handgun per month)

Closing the boyfriend’s loophole: Yes

Close the Charleston Loophole: Yes

Prohibition of stocks of bumps: Yes

Safe storage requirements: Yes

Conditions of registration: Yes

Federal anti-trafficking law: Yes

Civil liability of manufacturers and sellers: Yes

Would you like to sign a budget that includes the Dickey amendment? Uncertain


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