Words: McCain feels we should prosecute criminals “rather than restricting the rights of law abiding citizens”. He opposes holding firearm manufacturers liable for gun violence as well as opposing restrictions on assault weapons. He supports safety lock mandates and background checks at gun shows.
Actions: McCain voted FOR allowing guns to be sold without trigger locks (1998), FOR loosening license and background checks at gun shows (1999), FOR increased mandatory penalties for gun violations (1999), AGAINST background checks at gun shows (1999), and FOR prohibiting lawsuits against firearm manufacturers for gun violence (2004 & 2005). The NRA has given him a “C+”.