2020 Election: Where Democrats Stand On Gun Policy Democrats running for president are largely unified on proposals like an assault weapons ban and red flag laws. Divisions exist over implementing gun buyback programs as voluntary or mandatory.
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See Where Democratic Candidates Unite And Differ On Gun Policy

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Editor's Note on April 8, 2020: With the Democratic primary now down to one candidate, we're no longer updating the below graphic. But you can still see the stances of all candidates — past and present — below.


Thus far in 2019, there has been more than one mass shooting per day in the U.S., according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive. And while gun control is usually a topic in a Democratic presidential primary, this year's mass shootings have repeatedly brought gun control to the forefront of the primary policy debate.

Below, we examine the Democratic presidential candidates' positions on five gun policy topics.

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