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Bill Cassidy on Gun Control

 

 


Supports constitutional right to bear arms

Bill maintains an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association, and will always promote and defend Second Amendment Rights. He understands that the Second Amendment guarantees law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms.
Source: 2011 House of Representatives website, "2nd Amendment" , Oct 30, 2011

Kansans cherish our right to keep and bear arms

Bill Cassidy will defend the Second Amendment rights of Louisiana citizens. According to the NRA, Cassidy is a “solidly pro-gun candidate” who has supported NRA positions on key votes in the Louisiana Legislature. Cassidy agrees with the NRA, and:
Source: 2008 House campaign website, www.billcassidy.com, “Issues” , Nov 4, 2008

Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases.

Cassidy co-sponsored Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

Congressional Summary:Amends the federal criminal code to:

  • allow licensed firearms dealers to sell or deliver any firearm (currently, rifles or shotguns) to any state if the licensee meets with the purchaser and the transaction complies with the laws of the state in which the transfer is conducted and the purchaser's state of residence; and
  • eliminate the requirement that a licensee must conduct business at a gun show only in the state that is specified on the licensee's license.
  • Nothing in this Act shall prohibit the sale of a firearm or ammunition between licensed firearms dealers at any location in any state.

    Proponent's Comments (NRA-ILA, Oct. 14, 2011): This bill would remove several antiquated and unnecessary restrictions imposed on interstate firearms business since 1968:

    Source: HR58/S1691 11-H0058 on Oct 12, 2011

    Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad.

    Cassidy co-sponsored Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act

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

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