Cheri Bustos on Gun Control



Protect access to public lands for hunting & shooting

As the wife of a Sheriff's Deputy and the mother of three sons who are avid sportsmen, I am an ardent supporter of Second Amendment rights. And our family has depended on organizations like the National Rifle Association (NRA) to teach safe and proper use of firearms.

In addition to protecting the right to bear arms, I believe it is also critical to ensure that we have access to public lands for hunting and shooting, and I will work to protect that access.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, cheribustos.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Opposes restricting the Second Amendment.

Bustos opposes the CC Voters Guide question on the Second Amendment

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Further restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q10 on Oct 31, 2012

Opposes restrictions on gun purchases.

Bustos opposes the PVS survey question on gun restrictions

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q10 on Aug 30, 2012

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Bustos voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".