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John Ratcliffe on Gun Control

 

 


Opposes more gun restrictions

Question topic: More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Ratcliffe: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 House campaign , Sep 29, 2014

Defend the Constitution under the Second Amendment

The proud holder of a Texas Concealed Handgun License, John has spent much of his career defending the Constitution under the Second Amendment. In Congress, he will continue to fight for the right of individuals to lawfully own firearms.
Source: 2014 TX -4 House campaign website, RatcliffeForCongress.com , May 31, 2014

National cross-state standard for concealed carry.

Ratcliffe 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.

Ratcliffe 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.

Ratcliffe 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

Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote.

Ratcliffe 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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