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Eric Brakey on Gun Control

 

 


Oppose background checks for individual gun transfers

Q: Do you support or oppose the referendum question number three which would require, with exceptions, background checks prior to the sale or transfer of firearms between individuals not licensed as firearms dealers, and with the failure to do so punishable by law?

Eric Brakey: Oppose. "This would turn regular, law-abiding citizens into unintentional felons, simply by loaning a firearm to a friend going hunting."

Source: Christian Civic League on 2018 Maine Senate race , Nov 1, 2018

The second amendment is essential for liberty

I am pleased to receive the endorsement of @NatlGunRights [NAGR, the National Association for Gun Rights]. The right of self-defense is at the core of our nation and essential for liberty.
Source: Twitter posting on 2018 Maine Senate race , Jun 28, 2017

Bipartisan Republican leads the charge to less gun control

Eric led the charge to pass bipartisan constitutional carry legislation, allowing law abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun in the state of Maine without a permit.
Source: 2018 Maine Senate campaign website EricBrakey.com , Apr 3, 2017

Allow concealed carry guns without a permit

SP 245: An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit.

Summary by Bangor Daily News: Supporters of the bill said the measure doesn't change who can legally own and carry a weapon but simply legalizes carrying concealed weapons. The bill's opponents said they believed it would lead to a more dangerous and deadly Maine, one of the safest states in the country. Some who have been screened by state or local police and denied permits for a variety of reasons would now be able to pack heat, they said.

Summary by NRA:The National Rifle Association won another victory for gun owners today. "Maine now joins an ever-growing number of states in passing permitless carry,"

Legislative outcome: Passed House 87-60-4, Roll Call #152, Jun/4/2015; Passed Senate 23-12-0; Roll Call #372; Jun/30/15; Sen. Brakey was the lead sponsor of the bill and voted YES; Signed by Governor Paul LePage Jul/8/15

Source: Bangor Daily News on Maine legislative voting record SP 245 , Jun 30, 2015

Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey.

Brakey opposes the CC survey question on Second Amendment

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Further Restrictions on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-10 on Jul 1, 2018

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