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Chris Gibson on Gun Control

 

 


Outspoken supporter of the right to bear arms

Chris Gibson is an outspoken supporter of the right to bear arms and to protect one's life, loved ones and property. As a student of history, Chris understands that our Founding Fathers were passionate about the need for an informed and armed electorate to prevent tyranny. As Congressman, Chris will oppose any legislation which restricts the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms for protection or for sport.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, chrisgibsonforcongress.com , Nov 2, 2010

Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession.

Gibson 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. Candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 16% did so in the 2010 races.

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

Source: Project Vote Smart 10-PVS-q10 on Nov 2, 2010

Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases.

Gibson 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.

    Gibson co-sponsored Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act

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

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