Trump opposes almost all recent actions at reducing gun violence, such as expanding background checks to people buying firearms on gun shows and online; limiting the capacity of magazines; and banning assault weapons. Trump stated, “gun and magazine bans are a total failure.” “The Government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own.” (Please note this was a reversal of where he stood about fifteen years ago, when he was considering running for President.) At that time, he supported a ban on assault weapons and a “slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun”.

Clinton has been for the Brady bill, and has been against assault weapons. Clinton respects the Second Amendment and the rights of lawful gun owners to own guns, but wants to be sure that we keep guns out of the wrong hands. Clinton supports expanding background checks for gun shows and online sales and close the current loop hole that negates the need for background check, after a three day waiting period.