Source: Richmond Times Dispatch 1/24/08 In the Virginia legislature, Ken Cuccinelli voted against requiring a criminal background check for people who purchase a firearm at gun shows.
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch, 1/18/12 Cuccinelli's vote helped preserve the gun-show loophole, which means that in Virginia convicted criminals and those with dangerous mental illness can evade laws in the books and buy a gun legally.
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch, 1/25/07 According to official records, between 2002 and 2005, more than 400 guns sold at gun shows just in the Richmond, VA area alone were involved in criminal activity.
Source: The Roanoke Times 9/23/12; The Winchester Star, 2/25/05; House
Bill 2535, 2005
In September 2012, the Roanoke Times described having to pass
regulations banning guns on campus as "jump[ing] through Attorney
General Cuccinelli’s hoops."
In February 2005, Cuccinelli was one of 28 state senators who voted to pass House Bill 2535, which was a bill to "expand the list of people who can bring a firearm onto public school campuses in Virginia" by allowing "valid concealed handgun permit owners to possess a handgun while in ‘a parking lot, traffic circle, or other means of vehicular ingress or egress to the school.’" [The Winchester Star, 2/25/05; House Bill 2535, 2005]
Source: The Washington Examiner 6/10/12 In June 2012, Cuccinelli issued an opinion stating individuals without a concealed carry permit can keep firearms and handguns hidden in their vehicles. Individuals with firearms and handguns without a concealed carry permit do not have to register their guns.
Source: The Associated Press 2/11/04 In February 2004, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee killed Sen. Kenneth Cuccinelli's bill that would have permitted concealed weapons in bars and restaurants if the holder did not have a blood alcohol content greater than .02 percent.
Source: The Richmond Times Dispatch 8/12/12
In August 2012, the Richmond Times Dispatch reported Cuccinelli filed
an amicus brief in a Maryland gun case on behalf of Virginia and 13
other states in support of a federal district court ruling that struck
down a Maryland law. The law in question only grants handgun carry
permits to people who can prove a "good and substantial reason" that
they faces a specific or imminent threat to their personal safety
beyond that of ordinary citizens.
Cuccinelli's brief argues that Maryland's "good and substantial reason" requirement to obtain a handgun carry permit for self-defense outside of the home "impinges on the constitutional rights of its citizens."
Source: Washington Post 7/12/13 In 2012, 47 out of 50 Attorneys General were part of a bipartisan push to renew Violence Against Women Act, which protects women and their families from domestic violence. But Cuccinelli opposed this important bill.