State of Nebraska Archives: on Gun Control
Self-described as pro-guns and pro-life
Enrollment has nearly doubled since he arrived, and was already growing at the fastest pace among Nebraska colleges when Midland recently bought Dana College in Blair, a Lutheran college that closed in 2010.
Sasse has also worked to "reinvent
freshman year" to help students make the transition from high school--where they "have to get permission to pee"--to college.
"We decided not to waste a crisis," he said, quoting Rahm Emanuel, Obama's former chief of staff and now mayor of Chicago,
recently dubbed "Chicago Bull" by Time magazine. Yes, that Rahm.
Sasse may be a self-described right-wing conservative--pro-guns and pro-life--but he isn't afraid to credit Emanuel with being "incredibly effective" at things such as reducing crime.
He also admits he's never run for public office before, and so is probably breaking some of the cardinal rules with such comments.
Source: Deena Winter in Nebraska Watchdog: 2014 Nebraska Senate race
Jun 14, 2013
Support stand-your-ground self-defense laws
The candidates all declared their support for such conservative platforms as federal spending reductions and repeal of the national health care reform law. They also all stated support for stand-your-ground self-defense laws,
which give people latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat from danger. That type of law has been much discussed following the February fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star on 2012 Nebraska Senate debates
Apr 12, 2012
Opposed nominee for stripping Americans of gun rights
Bruning tried to portray himself as the only Republican in the field who can defeat the presumed Democratic nominee, former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey. Bruning talked several times about his efforts to defeat
Obama's health-care measure, noting he was one of the first attorneys general to file a lawsuit against the controversial law. Bruning condemned the growth of "nanny government."
Source: Omaha World Herald on 2012 Nebraska Senate debate
Apr 4, 2012
Harsher punishment for unlawful handguns
LB 63 addresses violent crime by enacting increased penalties and new crimes, creating an Office of Violence Prevention. It strengthens penalties for crimes including first degree assault, assault of an officer, unlawful possession of a handgun,
possession of a firearm at a school, and possession of a stolen firearm. These measures can help address violent crime in our urban areas. It will give our partners in law enforcement and the judicial branch new tools to help with prevention efforts.
Source: 2009 Nebraska Gubernatorial press release
May 27, 2009
Second Amendment is part of our rural way of life
A fourth generation Nebraskan, former ranch hand, and avid sportsman, Scott Kleeb has a deep respect and love for the rural way of life. Scott believes we must preserve that way of life for our children. That’s why Scott will:
Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska’s Brand of Change, p.40
Aug 19, 2008
- Support a New
Homestead Act. Scott Kleeb has long advocated for increased financial support to our rural communities. From more funding for rural schools and health care facilities to more incentives for rural job growth and conservation efforts,
Scott believes we must preserve and support the rural way of life.
- Protecting the Second Amendment. An avid sportsman with an A-rating from the National Rifle Association, Scott is a firm supporter of the Second Amendment.
- Preserving open spaces
and wetlands. Scott Kleeb believes that we must preserve our open spaces and wetlands not only because it’s good for our environment, but also to ensure that sportsmen and women can hunt today with their friends and tomorrow with their children.
We need to reduce gun violence in America
Larrick says regarding
Gun Issues, “We need to reduce gun violence in America.”
Source: Nebraska Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test
Jun 25, 2008
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