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Todd Rokita on Gun Control

 

 


Defend the 2nd Amendment

As a gun owner and a member of the National Rifle Association, I will defend the 2nd Amendment rights of Hoosiers. I'm proud of my "A" rating from the NRA. If we are going to keep up our traditions and pass them on to our children, we need leaders in Congress who understand, and will fight every day, to protect our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. That's what I've done as Secretary of State, and that's what I'll do in Congress.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, toddrokitaforcongress.com , Nov 2, 2010

National cross-state standard for concealed carry.

Rokita 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 gun purchase & possession.

Rokita 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. Candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 16% did so in the 2010 races.

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

Source: Project Vote Smart 10-PVS-q10 on Nov 2, 2010

Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad.

Rokita co-sponsored Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act

Source: HR420/S798 11-HR0420 on Jan 25, 2011

Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote.

Rokita 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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