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John McCain III's Voting Records on Issue: Guns

Office: U.S. Senate (AZ) - Sr, Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 711 Prohibits the Sale of Assault Weapons Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 60)
Nay
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 714 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 54)
Nay
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 715 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act Amendment Rejected - Senate
(54 - 46)
Yea
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 719 Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms Amendment Rejected - Senate
(57 - 43)
Yea
March 23, 2013 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 46)
Yea
Dec. 22, 2009 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments Amendment Adopted - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
July 22, 2009 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines Amendment Rejected - Senate
(58 - 39)
Yea
May 12, 2009 S Amdt 1067 Allowing Loaded Guns in National Parks Amendment Adopted - Senate
(67 - 29)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2009 S 160 Washington DC Voting Act Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2008 S Amdt 4070 Prohibiting Funds in the Bill S 1200 from Being Used to Decrease Gun Ownership Amendment Adopted - Senate
(78 - 11)
Did Not Vote
July 13, 2006 S Amdt 4615 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(84 - 16)
Yea
July 29, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 31)
Yea
July 28, 2005 S AMDT 1626 Child Safety Lock Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 30)
Yea
March 2, 2004 S 1805 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Bill Failed - Senate
(8 - 90)
Yea
May 20, 1999 S Amdt 362 Gun Show Sale Regulation Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 50)
Nay
July 21, 1998 S Amdt 3230 Gun Lock Requirement Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(61 - 39)
Yea
Nov. 20, 1993 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 36)
Nay
Nov. 17, 1993 S Amdt 1152 Prohibiting the Possession of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Amendment Adopted - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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