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Kevin Cramer on Gun Control

 

 


National right-to-carry reciprocity

The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution sets forth the fundamental right of every citizen to keep and bear arms, regardless of what state the individual resides in, and I have always received A-ratings from the NRA because of my positions.

I also fully support US Senate Bill 2205, which prohibits the US from funding any UN Arms Trade Treaty that restricts our 2nd Amendment rights. Furthermore, I support the national Right-to-Carry reciprocity legislation, which would recognize a person's right to carry a firearm while traveling throughout the US if a person is licensed to carry a firearm by any state.

Not only does the idea of banning firearms violate basic rights, it contradicts common sense. Increasing government restrictions and regulations on gun-owners infringes upon innocent citizens' rights to self-protection and constitutes a waste of limited government resources, since criminals obtain firearms without complying with such requirements.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, kevincramer.org, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

National cross-state standard for concealed carry.

Cramer 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 the Second Amendment.

Cramer opposes the CC Voters Guide question on the Second Amendment

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Further restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q10 on Oct 31, 2012

Opposes restrictions on gun purchases.

Cramer 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. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

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

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q10 on Aug 30, 2012

Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote.

Cramer 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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