Gun Control

LWVUS’ Position on Gun Control

Statement of Position on Gun Control, as Adopted by 1990 Convention and amended by the 1994 and 1998 Conventions: The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that the proliferation of handguns and semi-automatic assault weapons in the United States is a major health and safety threat to its citizens. The League supports strong federal measures to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership of these weapons by private citizens. The League supports regulating firearms for consumer safety.

The League supports licensing procedures for gun ownership by private citizens to include a waiting period for background checks, personal identity verification, gun safety education and annual license renewal. The license fee should be adequate to bear the cost of education and verification.

The League supports a ban on “Saturday night specials,” enforcement of strict penalties for the improper possession of and crimes committed with handguns and assault weapons, and allocation of resources to better regulate and monitor gun dealers.

LWVO Testifies on Gun Control

Statehouse Day Lobbyist Reports


Tue. Oct. 29, 2013- Linda Slocum of LWV Oberlin testify on HB 31 that would require safe storage of firearms.

Tue. Oct. 29, 2013- Rosie Craig for LWV Ohio testify on HB 31 that would require safe storage of firearms.