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Luke Messer on Gun Control

 

 


100% rating from the NRA

During his tenure in the Indiana Statehouse, Luke earned a 100% rating from the Indiana Right to Life and an "A" rating from the NRA. In Congress, Luke will continue the fight to support these traditional Hoosier values. Luke is also a strong defender of the Rule of Law, believing that judges should interpret the law, not legislate from the bench.
Source: 2012 House campaign website, lukemesser.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Opposes restrictions on gun purchases.

Messer opposes the PVS survey question on gun restrictions

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q10 on Aug 30, 2012

Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote.

Messer co-sponsored H.R.131

Congressional Summary: On interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition:

Supporters reasons for voting YEA: (NRA Institute for Legal Action, 1/16/15): Current federal law guarantees the right of law-abiding persons to transport firearms, regardless of state or local laws. Unfortunately, anti-gun local officials are using overly restrictive state licensing laws to harass and prosecute travelers who have made every effort to comply with the law, resulting in seized guns and sometimes arrests. HR 131 would make clear that I, including activities incidental to the trip such as temporary lodging.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (PopVox blog postings on HR 131):

Source: Bill sponsored by 27 House Members 15_H131 on Jan 6, 2015

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