"There should be no ability to do a casual sale without somebody having to find out who they're selling the gun to and what is involved". He told CNN he supports the Second Amendment but thinks Congress should be able to expand background checks and mandate more attention to mental illness.
A Second Amendment section of JohnKasich.com disappeared on Sunday after the Republican appeared on CNN's "State of the Union".
Taylor also took the opportunity to jab at Kasich in the process.
Kasich's own public stances on guns have varied throughout his political career.
"I was talking to a friend of mine this morning and asked him, 'If all of a sudden you couldn't buy an AR-15, what would you lose?"
And then a year ago, in several national TV interviews after the shooting deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas, Kasich called for the banning of the attachments to semi-automatic rifles that allow them to fire faster. They just can't seem to get anything done except the fact that they all came together and agreed to take money out of our kid's piggy banks because now they just go ahead and blow a hole in the deficit.
"Whatever we do, we don't want to erode the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens", Kasich said. "But I don't think more laws are going to fix this". As highlighted in a piece during his presidential run, Kasich supported the assault weapons ban in the 1990s and earned the ire of the National Rifle Association.
The pro-gun content consisted of descriptions of pro-Second Amendment bills he signed as Gov., as well as "photos illustrating how he opposed former President Barack Obama's gun control efforts".
In a message to supporters Sunday evening, Kasich said he was calling on the president and Congress to stop with the politics and produce "common-sense gun reforms". "They can't agree to anything down there".
On CNN in October 2015, just after eight people died in a shooting at an OR community college, presidential candidate John Kasich talked about reaching out to isolated, estranged people, but said this about more regulations.
"Yes, we have and it's just a small group, sort of informal, like a lot of our meetings", Kasich said.