State of New York Archives: on Gun Control
Strongly opposes the NY SAFE Act
Elise is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment and strongly opposes the NY SAFE Act. The deeply flawed legislation only leaves law-abiding New Yorkers in more danger of criminals breaking the law in the first place.
Elise is a gun owner, a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association, and will strongly oppose legislation and executive actions that infringe on the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
Source: 2014 N. Y. House campaign website, EliseForCongress.com
Nov 4, 2014
Protect the individual right to own a firearm
The Second Amendment protects the individual right of law abiding Americans to own a firearm. But those rights should not extend to known terrorists and convicted criminals.
John believes we need to enforce gun safety, not reactionary gun control. As a longtime federal prosecutor, John believes we can do more to enforce the laws on the books now and better eliminate loopholes.
Source: 2014 N. Y. House campaign website, JohnKatkoForCongress.com
Nov 4, 2014
No cross-state reciprocity on carry permits
Republican candidates for federal office are not about to bash or call for repeal of the Second Amendment. But opinions on gun issues have their gradations. As a Congressman,
Senate candidate Bob Turner noted that he has mostly agreed with the NRA but not on the matter of "reciprocity" where carry rights in other states would be recognized in New York.
Source: Long Island Newsday on 2012 N. Y. Senate debate
Jun 17, 2012
Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents"
Gillibrand explained her sharp shift to the political left--particularly on gun control and immigration--since Gov. Paterson appointed her to the statewide seat last year. "One thing that's clear is that I always fight for my constituents," she said;
noting that she's now focused on keeping illegal guns out of cities.
DioGuardi said voters could get "whiplash" watching Gillibrand's policy changes. "She sounded like Annie Oakley, and now she's somebody different," DioGuardi said.
Source: New York Post coverage of 2010 N. Y. Senate debate
Oct 16, 2010
No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks
Jeffries indicates support of the following principles regarding guns.
Q: Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Q: Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
Q: Should a license be required for gun possession?
Source: N. Y. Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test
Nov 1, 2008