Do You Know Where Your U.S. Senator and Senator-Elect Stand on an Assault Weapons Ban?

The following U.S. Senators are opposed to an assault weapons ban.  Mother Jones has the list of senators who support a ban, don’t support a ban and hasn’t said peep about their position in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 kids and six adults dead.

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Name: Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) (Mitt Romney campaign darling)

For the ban? PROBABLY NOT

Shock factor? Nil. She fought an extension of the ’94 ban.

Comment: Spokesman: “[D]enying the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens will not change the behavior of those intent on using firearms to commit horrific crimes.”

How long response took after Newtown: 3 days

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Name: Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)

For the ban? NO

Shock factor? Nil. He’s a gun-lobby favorite.

Comment: “I’m sure I would vote against anything that impacts, in a negative way, the Second Amendment.”

How long response took after Newtown: 3 days

The following senators are as quiet as little mice on the subject:

NO RESPONSE EITHER WAY:

Akaka, Daniel (D-Hawaii)

Alexander, Lamar (R-Tenn.)

Baldwin, Tammy (Sen.-Elect, D-Wis.)

Barrasso, John (R-Wy.)

Baucus, Max (D-Mont.)

Begich, Mark (D-Alaska)

Bennet, Michael (D-Colo.)

Bingaman, Jeff (D-N.M.)

Boozman, John (R-Ark.)

Brown, Scott (R-Mass.)

Burr, Richard (R-N.C.)

Carper, Tom (D-Del.)

Chambliss, Saxby (R-Ga.)

Coats, Daniel (R-Ind.)

Coburn, Tom (R-Okla.)

Cochran, Thad (R-Miss.)

Collins, Susan (R-Maine)

Conrad, Kent (D-N.D.)

Coons, Christopher (D-Del.)

Corker, Bob (R-Tenn.)

Cornyn, John (R-Texas)

Crapo, Mike (R-Idaho)

Cruz, Ted (Sen.Elect, R-Texas)

DeMint, Jim (R-S.C.)

Enzi, Michael (R-Wy.)

Fischer, Deb (Sen.-Elect, R-Neb.)

Flake, Jeff (Sen.-Elect, R-Ariz)

Graham, Lindsey (R-S.C.)

Grassley, Chuck (R-Iowa)

Hagan, Kay (D-N.C.)

Hatch, Orrin (R-Utah)

Heitkamp, Heidi (Sen.-Elect, D-N.D.)

Heller, Dean (R-Nevada)

Hirono, Mazie (Sen.-Elect, D-Hawaii)

Hoeven, John (R-N.D.)

Hutchison, Kay Bailey (R-Texas)

Inhofe, James (R-Okla.)

Isakson, Johnny (R-Ga.)

Johanns, Mike (R-Neb.)

Johnson, Ron (R-Wis.)

Johnson, Tim (D-S.D.)

Kaine, Tim (Sen.-Elect, D-Va.)

Kerry, John (D-Mass.)

Kirk, Mark (R-Ill.)

Kohl, Herb (D-Wis.)

Kyl, John (R-Ariz.)

Landrieu, Mary (D-La.)

Leahy, Patrick (D-Vt.)

Lee, Mike (R-Utah)

Levin, Carl (D-Mich.)

Lugar, Richard (R-Ind.)

McCain, John (R-Ariz.)

McConnell, Mitch (R-Ky.)

Merkley, Jeff (D-Ore.)

Moran, Jerry (R-Kansas)

Murkowski, Lisa (R-Alaska)

Nelson, Ben (D-Neb.)

Paul, Rand (R-Ky.)

Portman, Robert (R-Ohio)

Pryor, Mark (D-Ark.)

Risch, James (R-Idaho)

Roberts, Pat (R-Kansas)

Sanders, Bernard (I-Vt.)

Scott, Tim (Sen.-Designate, R-S.C.)

Sessions, Jeff (R-Ala.)

Shelby, Richard (R-Ala.)

Snowe, Olympia (R-Maine)

Stabenow, Debbie (D-Mich.)

Tester, Jon (D-Mont.)

Thune, John (R-S.D.)

Toomey, Patrick (R-Penn.)

Udall, Mark (D-Colo.)

Vitter, David (R-La.)

Warren, Elizabeth (Sen.-Elect, D-Mass.)

Webb, Jim (D-Va.)

Wicker, Roger (R-Miss.)

Wyden, Ron (D-Ore.)

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