State of Louisiana Archives: on Gun Control


Clay Higgins: We already have reasonable limits on 2nd Amendment rights

We already have reasonable limits on our 2nd Amendment rights. We already are a "well regulated" militia. No one can argue with that.

The modern hysteria over guns is another example of our weakened society. Guns weren't really regulated at all prior to the 60s in America. Throughout our history, prior to just 50 years ago, a child could purchase a gun from any seller, if daddy sent him with the money. Gun free zones are always the target of terrorists and criminals. The club in Orlando was a gun free zone. Illinois laws almost completely eliminate 2nd amendment rights, yet Chicago suffers one of the highest murder rates in the entire free world. Nearly 300 have been murdered and hundreds more injured in almost 1500 reported shootings, this year alone, in Chicago, a city where legal gun ownership is next to impossible. In Congress, I will be a strong advocate of our 2nd Amendment rights.

Source: 2016 Louisiana House campaign website CaptainHiggins.com Dec 10, 2016

Foster Campbell: Enforce the gun laws we already have on the books

Q: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?

A: No. I want to work to make sure we enforce the laws we already have on the books. If we do, we can prevent a large amount of gun violence.

Source: VoteSmart 2016 Louisiana Senate Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2016

Foster Campbell: Generally opposes additional gun control measures

Caroline Fayard and Foster Campbell are fighting over which vision of the Democratic Party is best for Louisiana. Campbell, a north Louisiana state senator for a quarter-century, has the backing of the state's top Democrat, Gov. John Bel Edwards. But Fayard has been boosted by the support of high-profile New Orleans Democrats like Mayor Mitch Landrieu and consultant James Carville.

In a sense, this is a proxy battle between Gov. Edwards and the Landrieus. Edwards' endorsement of Campbell represents the continuing trend of north Louisiana Democratic populism stemming back to Huey P. Long, while the Landrieus are pushing the more progressive values of the party.

Fayard and Campbell align on major Democratic issues like preserving the Affordable Care Act--with a few tweaks--and raising the minimum wage. They also depart from the party in the same places: They both describe themselves as anti-abortion, and they both generally oppose additional gun control measures.

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate on 2016 Louisiana Senate race Sep 18, 2016

Thomas Clements: Second Amendment is the law of the land

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Absolute right to gun ownership"?

A: Law of the Land is the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Louisiana Senate race by OnTheIssues Jul 31, 2016

John Fleming: Perennial A rating from the NRA

Fleming said voters in his state are fed up with business as usual, and he promises to change that. "I want to go to the United States Senate because I want to bring Louisiana conservative values to the United States Senate and, frankly, to Washington," Fleming said. "Louisiana voters are so frustrated with Washington, so it's time we made a huge drastic change in the right direction."

Fleming boasts a lifetime 97 percent rating from the American Conservative Union. He scores 88 percent with Heritage Action and 86 percent with Conservative Review. Beyond that, he said he's strong on the core issues Louisiana voters care about most. He also points to a consistent pro-life voting record and what he calls a "perennial A rating from the NRA."

Source: WND Radio on 2016 Louisiana Senate race Mar 2, 2016

John Bel Edwards: I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats

Vitter went out of his way to tie state Rep. John Bel Edwards, the only major Democrat in the race, to President Barack Obama. Edwards responded that he differs from national Democrats on major issues, including his opposition to abortion and his support for gun rights. Edwards also confirmed to Vitter that he voted for Obama for president and then added, "but I have never voted for David Vitter." The small studio audience laughed.
Source: Baton Rouge Advocate on 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial debate Oct 1, 2015

Ralph Abraham: We must protect our right to bear arms

100% Pro-2nd Amendment: We must protect our right to bear arms. I'll stand with you to stop our federal government from taking away our freedom and the right to protect ourselves and our families.
Source: 2014 Louisiana House campaign website, RalphAbraham.com Dec 5, 2014

Garret Graves: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded

Q: More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety?

GRAVES: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Louisiana House race Sep 30, 2014

Ralph Abraham: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded

Q: More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety?

ABRAHAM: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Louisiana House race Sep 30, 2014

Jeff Landry: Fight to preserve and protect the Second Amendment rights

2nd Amendment Rights and the Louisiana Outdoors: I am a life long hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. It is a way of life for many of us here in South Louisiana.

I am a lifetime member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited. I will fight to preserve and protect the Second Amendment rights guaranteed by our Constitution. I believe in conservation, not big government environmentalism.

Source: 2010 House campaign website landryforlouisiana.com, "Issues" Nov 2, 2010

Murphy Foster: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season

Legislative Digest:Legislative Outcome: Signed by the Governor - Act 69. (SB866 authored by Senator Foster Campbell)
Source: Louisiana 1999 legislative voting records: SB866 Jun 9, 1999

Foster Campbell: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season

Legislative Digest:Legislative Outcome: Signed by the Governor - Act 69. (SB866 authored by Senator Foster Campbell)
Source: Louisiana 1999 legislative voting records: SB866 Mar 16, 1999

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