On Tuesday, Nov. 7, a smattering of state and local elections will be held around the United States. Some of the most high profile elections include governors races and mayoral races in several large cities. In light of the recent horrific mass shooting in Texas, many are likely wondering where some of these candidates stand on the NRA and gun control. This list will take a closer look at the candidates in high-profile races who are firmly pro gun-control and anti-NRA if that's an important deciding factor for your vote.
The candidates below are all representatives of the Democratic party and have firmly espoused their views on gun control and/or gun violence. They reflect candidates from gubernatorial races in the states of Virginia and New Jersey, as well as mayoral candidates from the cities of Detroit, New York, Seattle, and St. Petersburg — all races which experts are closely watching because of their potential political and policy implications.
That's not to say, however, that these are the only significant races. There are many more municipal and state-wide elections happening around the country beyond those reflected here. Therefore, if you are living in a state or city in which elections are happening on Tuesday, be sure to also check out your local candidates' platforms (on gun control and beyond) ahead of casting your vote.