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Steve Knight on Gun Control

 

 


Limiting right to bear arms is foolish & unconstitutional

The 2nd Amendment guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms. As a believer and advocate of our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, I find that these laws, that constrict the rights of law abiding citizens to bear arms, to be both foolish and unconstitutional. Criminals, by their very nature, ignore laws. Creating more gun laws has never and will never reduce crime.

History has proven that in order to reduce crime, lessen violence and increase safety we must aggressively pursue, apprehend and punish criminals. California already has the most restrictive gun laws in the Country and its time that we started enforcing the laws we already have, not writing more. Those who commit acts of violence, regardless of how they do it, should be put in prison, where they belong. We can make our schools, neighborhoods and cities safer by limiting the ability of criminals to commit crime, not by limiting the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens.

Source: 2014 Cal. House campaign website, SteveKnight.org , Nov 4, 2014

Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded

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

Knight: Strongly Disagree

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

Voted NO on wider definition of assault rifles

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:
Source: California legislative voting records: SB 374 , Sep 12, 2013

National cross-state standard for concealed carry.

Knight co-sponsored H.R.197&S.845

Establishes a national standard for the carrying of concealed firearms (other than a machinegun or destructive device) by non-residents. Authorizes a person who has a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state and who is not prohibited from carrying a firearm under federal law to carry a concealed firearm in another state:

Source: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act 09-HR197 on Jan 6, 2009

Opposes restricting guns.

Knight opposes the F2A survey question on gun restrictions

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q10 on Sep 30, 2014

Opposes restricting guns.

Knight opposes the PVS survey question on gun restrictions

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q10 on Sep 30, 2014

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Gun Control: Steve Knight on other issues:
CA Gubernatorial:
Antonio Villaraigosa
Carly Fiorina
David Hadley
Delaine Eastin
Eric Garcetti
Gavin Newsom
Hilda Solis
Jerry Brown
Jerry Sanders
John Chiang
Neel Kashkari
Zoltan Istvan
CA Senatorial:
Dianne Feinstein

Special elections in 2017 (Democrats):
CA-34:Becerra(D; appointed CA Atty General)
CA-34:Gomez(D; elected June 6)
GA-6:Ossoff(D; lost election June 20)

Newly-elected Democrats seated Jan.2017:
AZ-1:O`Halleran(D)
CA-17:Khanna(D)
CA-20:Panetta(D)
CA-24:Carbajal(D)
CA-44:Barragan(D)
CA-46:Correa(D)
DE-0:Rochester(D)
FL-5:Lawson(D)
FL-7:Murphy(D)
FL-9:Soto(D)
FL-10:Demings(D)
FL-13:Crist(D)
HI-1:Hanabusa(D)
IL-10:Schneider(D)
IL-8:Krishnamoorthi(D)
MD-4:Brown(D)
MD-8:Raskin(D)
NH-1:Shea-Porter(D)
NJ-5:Gottheimer(D)
NV-3:Rosen(D)
NV-4:Kihuen(D)
NY-3:Suozzi(D)
NY-13:Espaillat(D)
PA-2:Evans(D)
TX-15:Gonzalez(D)
VA-4:McEachin(D)
WA-7:Jayapal(D)
Special elections in 2017 (Republicans):
KS-4:Pompeo(R; appointed CIA Director)
KS-4:Estes(R; elected April 11)
GA-6:Price(R; appointed HHS Secretary)
GA-6:Handel(R; elected June 20)
MT-0:Zinke(R; appointed DOI Secretary)
MT-0:Gianforte(R; elected May 25)
SC-5:Mulvaney(R; appointed OMB Director)
SC-5:Norman(R; elected June 20)
UT-3:Chaffetz(R; resigned; election pending Nov. 7)

Newly-elected Republicans seated Jan.2017:
AZ-5:Biggs(R)
FL-1:Gaetz(R)
FL-2:Dunn(R)
FL-18:Mast(R)
FL-19:Rooney(R)
FL-4:Rutherford(R)
GA-3:Ferguson(R)
IN-3:Banks(R)
IN-9:Hollingsworth(R)
KS-1:Marshall(R)
KY-1:Comer(R)
MI-1:Bergman(R)
MI-10:Mitchell(R)
MN-2:Lewis(R)
NC-13:Budd(R)
NE-2:Bacon(R)
NY-19:Faso(R)
NY-22:Tenney(R)
PA-8:Fitzpatrick(R)
TN-8:Kustoff(R)
TX-19:Arrington(R)
VA-2:Taylor(R)
VA-5:Garrett(R)
WI-8:Gallagher(R)
WY-0:Cheney(R)
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