Dan Crenshaw on Gun Control



Adamant about protecting right to bear arms

I'm adamant about protecting our constitutional right to bear arms. I will always fight for Second Amendment rights. This right must never be infringed upon, but we must do a better job of enforcing current laws, especially background checks, so that guns stay out of the wrong hands. I will never allow the government to prevent law-abiding citizens from defending themselves.
Source: 2018 website CrenshawForCongress.com for TX-2 election , Nov 26, 2019

AR-15 good weapon to defend yourself in your home

A video was released via YouTube in which Crenshaw says AR-15 rifles are a good choice for self-defense. "The reality is that an AR-15 type weapon is the most effective weapon for ranges up to 20 to 30 feet, which by the way is the size of your living room if you're trying to defend your home," said Crenshaw. On the video he says if someone is not that good with a weapon, the AR-15 is the best chance for hitting an intruder in your home in a high stress situation.
Source: Houston Chronicle on 2018 Congress TX-2 election , Dec 21, 2018

Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey.

Crenshaw 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.

Crenshaw 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".