Ron Estes on Gun Control



Support the rights of gun owners, sportsmen, and hunters

The 2nd Amendment is a cornerstone of our Bill of Rights. I firmly believe that every law-abiding citizen has a right to defend themselves, their family, and their property. I will fight against efforts in Washington to take away these rights. I am a proud NRA member, and as your Congressman, I will support the rights of gun owners, sportsmen, and hunters.
Source: 2017 Kansas House campaign website EstesForCongress.com , Apr 11, 2017

Support for concealed carry reciprocity

The National Rifle Association on Friday announced it has endorsed State Treasurer Ron Estes in the April 11th Kansas 4th Congressional District special election. The NRA praised Estes as a protector of gun rights, citing his opposition to anti 2nd Amendment policy trends that work to restrict ownership of guns and related equipment.

"The right to bear arms is integral to the American way of life. It's a right cherished by millions across the country and in Kansas," Treasurer Estes said.

The endorsement letter praised Treasurer Estes' support for concealed carry laws. "NRA members and gun owners appreciate your strong support for concealed carry reciprocity, to ensure that the 15 million law-abiding Americans who can carry a concealed firearm in their home state are able to do so in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry," according to the letter from the NRA-ILA Executive Director.

Source: Press release, "NRA", on 2017 Kansas House campaign website , Mar 17, 2017

Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey.

Estes opposes the PVS survey question on gun control

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-10 on Aug 1, 2018

Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale.

Estes voted NAY the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".